100 Quilts for Kids is an open-ended quilt drive for quilters in all locations. It's simple to participate. All you have to do is donate a handmade quilt to an organization in need of one. Quilters are encouraged to donate quilts for organizations in their own communities, but there are some great national groups out there too. You can read more about the quilt drive, including suggestions for finding an organization in need of quilts, here.
If you're in Portland, you may want to check out the local groups linked on our MQG's blog, here.
Many of us are lucky to have the time and resources to quilt for fun. This is a great opportunity to make a beautiful handmade quilt for someone who may not have that luxury.
This year, the quilt drive started on July 15 and will continue through October 15. If you'd like to share a photo of your donated quilt, you can do that here. Katie is also hosting a quilt-along that will walk you through the steps of making a simple, yet striking, quilt for donation.
Do you need some inspiration before you get started? For the past couple of weeks, I've been posting photos of blocks submitted to the QuiltCon Block Challenge over on the MQG blog. You can see even more photos in the Block Challenge Flickr Pool. While 20 of the hundreds of blocks we received will end up in a raffle quilt for MQG, the majority will be used to make quilts for the 46 beds at the Austin Children's Shelter. Those are going to be some beautiful quilts!
If you're looking for a simple pattern to use, my free Charm Squares Baby Quilts pattern is easy to put together, and it can be made in two sizes.
I hope that many of you are able to participate in the 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive!