The quilting community was an early supporter of breast cancer awareness. Pink fabric lines, pink quilt auctions and programs like Quilt for the Cure raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for research.
Beating cancer isn’t the only cause quilters have embraced, though; here are three more organizations changing the world, one quilt at a time –
Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative – Featuring a nationwide touring quilt exhibit called “Forgetting: Piece by Piece” and an ongoing art quilt donation program, AAQI raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Project Linus – Providing love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through new, handmade quilts, Project Linus has distributed almost 3.5 million baby blankets since 1995.
Ugly Quilts – Encouraging quilters to use scraps, old clothes, bedspreads and any spare materials to create warm blankets, the Ugly Quilts program through My Brother’s Keeper has distributed tens of thousands of quilts to homeless shelters in the last 25 years.
Because of caring Whimzie Quiltz customers – like you! – we are already $975 towards our revised goal of donating $1000 to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical and humanitarian organization, in 2010. It’ll be the biggest donation in Whimzie Quiltz history!
Remember, my husband and I are contributing $25 for every free quilt design requested and $25 for every Whimzie Quilt ordered, as long as the design or the quilt includes white fabrics. It costs you nothing, but each $25 donation based on your request will help deliver health care and emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural or man-made disasters in more than 60 countries.
We need only ONE more design request to make our goal! Who’ll put us over the top?