Quilts From The Heart is a non-profit 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. We have now donated OVER 12,000 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 some 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, and Ocean Park, Washington, though our membership is not exclusive to Washington State. We have several active members in Alaska, Arizona, California, Louisiana, and Oregon.
Quilts from the Heart Membership is open to everyone.
First and foremost — We are all volunteers. Do what you feel comfortable doing. Our expectations about your participation match your desires! There are no deadlines either. Our motto is: NO PRESSURE
If you would like to join us, just click to print out the membership form.
Or simply furnish us with the following information:
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Membership dues are $15.00 per year. Optional sponsorship levels are $25, $50, $75 or $100. Any amount over $15 is tax deductible; the additional money goes to purchase much needed fabric and batting.
When we receive your check and information, a membership packet will be sent to you. The packet contains general guidelines, work party information, roster, calendar, older newsletters, patterns, and a name tag.
Meetings are open to anyone, just bring your sewing machine or come help others with their projects.
Additional meeting dates will be posted when scheduled.
See the newsletter for more information or email email@example.com.
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See Retreats page for additional information
Spring 2018 - April 4-8, 2018
Fall 2018 - September 12 - 16, 2018
Saturday or Sunday work parties with short business meetings during the potluck lunch. There is a refrigerator, stove and microwave available. You can bring your own portable table if you have one. Meeting dates are only scheduled up to three months in advance due to library requirements. 10:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m most months.
Mountlake Terrace Library
23300 58th Avenue West, Mountlake Terrace
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Work Party Fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. February and June are on the Third Thursday. No meetings in November & December.
Meeting dates are only scheduled up to a few months in advance.
Work Party One Saturday of each month (see calendar). Time varies.
Brown Bag Lunch
Work Party 1st and 3rd Friday each month
Brown bag lunch, coffee and tea will be available and also there is a microwave.
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Peninsula Senior Activity Center
21063 Pacific Hwy, Ocean Park, WA 98640
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General Guidelines for making quilts
We encourage you to make your quilt with any design, pattern, color, and fabric or combinations thereof. The colors and pattern choices are up to you - you are the creator, you be the designer. The quilts are given to females and males of all ages. Unisex quilts are really great.
Do what you feel comfortable doing, we appreciate anything you do. We even welcome individual blocks (orphan blocks) that are combined with others to make a great scrappy top.
Click here to print these instructions.
Finished Quilt Information Label Sheet
Click here to print out the sheet of labels that are used to track quiltmaker information and quilt distribution. Attach the paper label to the finished quilt next to the official (cloth) Quilts From the Heart label before you turn in your quilt.
Quilt Size Guidelines: (sizes approximate and variable)
Standard Mattress Sizes:
Almost anything you are willing to make and donate, we can use to provide warmth and color for people in need. We mostly make and donate crib and twin bed sized quilts.
Here are the general guidelines for the most needed quilt sizes.
Remember these are approximate guidelines and not written in stone!
You can assist us with piecing, quilting, clerical and organizational tasks, fundraising events…or anything that is your particular expertise! If you cannot make an entire quilt top, we welcome individual blocks. Do what you feel comfortable doing. Our expectations about your participation match your desires! Our motto is "No Pressure"!
Feel free to gather ideas from any resource such as books, magazines or even the World Wide Web! In the future, we plan on having some patterns at this site for your use.
We accept donations of batting and good quality cotton fabrics of any color or pattern (including flannels).
Financial donations are used to purchase supplies such as batting and fabric when donations of those materials run low. We are a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization; therefore, your donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
We have quilting groups that meet in Mountlake Terrace, Bellevue, Algona-Pacific, and Long Beach, Washington. You are encouraged to participate as much or as little as you want. There is no pressure, just fun. Our expectations about your participation match your desires! In addition, we have two fun quilting retreats a year (spring and fall). For a schedule of meetings and retreats, please go to the Calendar page.
Just go to the Membership page to print out the online application and send it in with your dues of $15.00 (per year) to join. Optional sponsorship levels are $25, $50, $75 or $100. Any amount over $15 is tax deductible; the additional money goes to purchase much needed fabric and batting.
Our recipients are small organizations serving "at risk" children, teenagers, and adults primarily in the north King and south Snohomish counties of western Washington.
Here is a list of the current recipients of our quilts:
- 17th Fire Brigade at JBLM
- Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services
- Anacortes Family Center
- Auburn Pregnancy Aid
- Baby Bank of Seattle
- Baby Bank of Seattle
- Benedict House
- Bethlehem House
- Broadview Shelter
- Camp Victory
- Circle of Life
- Columbia Memorial Hospital
- Elizabeth Gregory Home
- EvergreenHealth Monroe Recovery Center
- Friends Helping Families
- Georgia’s House
- Habitat for Humanity
- Harrison Hospital – Oncology Department
- Head Start
- Hope Place
- Hospice of Kitsap
- House of Hope
- Jubilee Women’s Center
- King County Housing Authority
- LifeSpring via Quiltworks Northwest
- New Ground Sand Point
- Ocean Park Community Day Care Program
- Ocean Park Nursing Home
- Passage Point
- Pathways for Women
- Peacehealth St. Johns Radiation Oncology
- Rose of Lima House
- Seabeck Conference Center
- Soroptimist International of Auburn
- South King County YWCA - Anita Vista
- South King County YWCA - Auburn Transitional Housing
- St. Joseph’s House
- St. Vincent de Paul Women’s & Children’s Shelter
- Starbucks Christmas Families
- Support America’s Armed Forces
- Swedish Ballard Women’s & Infants Clinic
- Swedish Women’s Addiction Center
- Terry Home
- Thunderbolt Brigade
- Veterans Administration Hospital
- Vision House
- YWCA Alive – Bremerton
- YWCA Family Village Issaquah
Quilts from the Heart has partnered with various local companies to receive donations when you buy something. If you have any friends or family that would like to help Quilts from the Heart with their every day purchases, please share the following information with them and have them sign up. Every little bit helps!
Amazon will donate money to Quilts from the Heart with every purchase you make! It's easy to sign up, all you need is an Amazon account. Here is the link that will give you all the information you need: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/ch/about. Please note that there are other organizations with similar names. You will need to pick out Quilts from the Heart with the Everett address. So all you Amazon shoppers – here’s a good way to earn extra money for Quilts from the Heart.
Linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Quilts From The Heart at http://www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards is easy. U nder the title “Are you a Fred Meyer customer?” – select “Link your Rewards Card Now” then file out the “Create an Account”. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit # is 88578.
If you shop at Bartell's, did you know they will donate some of your purchase amount to Quilts from the Heart? To sign up visit the following site: http://www.escrip.com/merchants/identity/bcaringcard/index.jsp. Our group # is 500044100. You can pick up 'B' Caring Card at any Bartell Drugs and register it one of the following ways:
We welcome your questions, comments, and feedback!Email: firstname.lastname@example.org