As most of my friends and family know, I like to try new ideas for quilts. Many of these are made and then given away to charities. Last winter I learned that the charity I had been donating to changed their donation policy. In order to donate an item, I needed to donate one for ever person living at their housing location. That meant I needed to make 24 quilts before I could donate them. That would be a difficult task for me to accomplish.
Fortunately, last December while watching the evening news, I saw a news article about an organization that made beds for children who do not have a bed and are usually sleeping on the floor. When I learned I needed to find a new place to donate quilts to, this organization came to mind.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace (shpbeds.org) is a national organization “dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need”. I went on-line to learn more about the organization. What I learned was when the beds are delivered, the children are also given a mattress, pillow and bedding (including a comforter or quilt).
This, I thought might be a good place to make quilts for. And, since the beds are for children, I could make all kinds of fun kids quilts! After contacting them, I started setting aside quilts to drop off. A few days ago, I delivered the twelve quilts that I have made this year. Hopefully there will be a dozen kids who enjoy these quilts.
Many of the quilts I have already written about in previous blog posts. But, here are a few photos of the ones I have not already posted about.
A flannel quilt (front and back):
Another flannel quilt (front and back):
An airplane quilt:
If any of my friends have quilt tops that they would like to donate, I will gladly quilt them on my long-arm machine and donate them to SHP for you. Just contact me.