Pay it Forward: Embroider Charity Quilts in the Hoop

Feeling helplessly stuck at home? Embroider ITH quilts for these wonderful non-profits.

It does not get any easier to help human kind than embroidering and quilting in the hoop. Grab your scraps, some great designs, and donate to these

Quilting for Kids

Project Linus has distributed nearly 8 million blankets over the last 25 years to seriously ill and traumatized youth ages 0-18. I first became aware of this organization when my granddaughter arrived seven weeks early and spent time in the NICU. Blankets can be quilted, knitted, or crocheted. Get more information on local chapters and being a “blanketeer” here.

Quilts for Kids was started by a quilter who was appalled by the amount of discontinued quilt fabric that was being placed into landfills. Quilts are distributed to children facing serious illness, trauma, abuse and natural disasters. Not a sewer or quilter? Don’t worry. They will ship a kit to you for just $7.

Quilts Without Borders provides blankets to orphans in 25 countries around the world, including the Navaho Nation, who have lost one or both parents. Get the criteria here.

Quilting for Cancer

Victoria’s Quilts is dedicated to keep cancer patients warm as they go through their chemo treatments. See their specs and get more information here.

Quilting for Veterans

Quilts of Valor covers service members and veterans with quilts that comfort and heal. Although fabrics do not need to be red, white, and blue, that is the color combination most chosen by veterans. Check out Quilts of Valor requirements here.

Another veteran service organization providing quilts is Quilts of Honor. Get their requirements here.

If you do not want to create a quilt, you can also donate fabrics, batting, and funding to these generous non-profit organizations.

Which charity groups do you support?