© 2014 Quilts From The Heart
Quilts From The Heart is a nonprofit public benefit organization that brings caring and comfort to children, teens, and adults in our community who are most in need, by providing handmade patchwork quilts to warm the body and soothe the heart and soul. Our members share their love of fabric, quilting and friendship in a "no pressure" atmosphere of fun and camaraderie.
Who We Are
Quilts From The Heart was founded in 1993 in Edmonds, Washington and has grown to a little over 100 generous women and men of all ages. As of January 2014 we have donated over 9,000 handmade quilts to small organizations serving "at risk" children, teenagers, and adults primarily in the Puget Sound and Ocean Park areas of western Washington. View samples of the donated quilts on the Quilt Photos page.
Our charter organization is located in the North Seattle area. We also have chapters in Bellevue, Algona-Pacific, Ocean Park and Poulsbo, Washington, though our membership is not exclusive to Washington State. We have several active members in Alaska, Arizona, California, Louisiana, and Oregon.
2013 was another banner year.
We distributed a record-breaking 1,023 quilts to over thirty charities throughout Western Washington. (The previous record was 932 in 2011.)
We are Celebrating over 20 years
After 20 years, we had given away over 8,000 quilts – thereby supporting many small charities in an attempt to make people’s lives a little better. It’s just been wonderful – congratulations to all those who have been with us since the beginning, those who joined when you heard our laughter at Calico Basket, Quiltworks NW, and Heirloom Quilts, saw an article in the paper, or attended the Bothell Arts Festival, those who spread the word and have now spawned a total of five locations for quilting parties, and our newest members who do not quite know what to make of the whole process.
Many congratulations to all and many, many thanks for everybody’s hard work. This group has grown to something beyond our founder's wildest dreams.
A side note: At our 10 year anniversary in October 2003 we had turned in just over 2000 quilts. That’s over 6000 quilts in the last 10 years!! Way to go!!
If you want to join in the awesome group, go to our Membership page