Monday, November 23, 2015

Quankets for foster kids

Star surround quilt
Flower Power
August 2015

Hourglass block quilt
Country Fair
September 2015

Quankets for foster kids
Don’t Fence Me In
September 2015

Wagga Rug
Virgie’s Wagga Rug
November 2015

Here are four more quankets that I donated to foster kids over the past few months.

In the U.S., there are over 463,000 children living without permanent families in the foster care system. This is a staggering number. Since beginning my Love Hugs project three years ago, I have donated 55 quilts to my county's Child Protective Services. The quilts are given to kids as they enter the foster care system, since a lot of these kids are literally pulled from their homes with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. I hope that the kids that receive one of my quilts feels comforted in knowing that they are loved by someone that doesn't even know them.

If you are a quilter looking for a new outlet for donating your charitable quilts, I hope that you will consider donating to your local child protective services agency.