Monday, November 22, 2010
Blankets for kiddos this Holiday season? I'll take that challenge!
In the quilt-y bloglands there is this awesome project for the holidays - 100 Quilts for Christmas. Although I have a list of projects to make gifts for friends and family, the reality is that my family all around is opting for less "stuff" and more charitable giving - and I love this! So, in addition to the regular donations we make to honor people for the holidays, why not make a couple of blankets to donate?
The quilts and blankets don't have to be very elaborate - just bright and cheerful and snuggly! I'm planning to donate through the local Project Linus branch - the SF/East Bay Chapter who have a great list of recipients including shelters, hospitals, and individuals.
Ideally, I'd like to make one quilt (and practice more free motion quilting!), and probably something else simple like a fleece blanket (which seems like something you could do in an hour or less not counting shopping for fabric time).
Anyone want to join me? You can easily find local organizations to donate to, and if you want you can post your pictures of projects on the 100 Quilts for Christmas link-ups to enter for fabric giveaways from sponsors!