This is one of the little flannel quilts I made for kids in hospitals. I had them all made this winter, not knowing how I was going to get them down to Philadelphia, when I came across an article about Quilts for Kids, and it's founder, Linda Arye.
My little grandson was diagnosed with brain cancer 8 years ago, when he was just 3 years old. He spent most of the next year, in Children's Hospital of Phila. (CHOP) with many other little ones fighting cancer. Unfortunately he did not survive until his 4th birthday. These children were so excited when they received presents... and each year my daughter tried to take "presents" to them at Christmas. This year she just couldn't deal with the memories. I was so thankful to find out about Linda Arye's organization and contacted her right away. Linda's idea about making quilts for kids came about when she saw so much fabric (from samples & discontinued fabric) going into the trash. She made arrangements to get this fabric and turned it into quilts for sick & hospitalized kids. They can use all the help they can get in the making of these quilts, donations of fabric, or money donations to help with shipping. They will even send you the quilt kits all cut ready to sew. She was very appreciative of my shipping her 35 of the quilts to distribute just before Christmas.
Her information: Linda Arye, Founding President, Quilts for Kids, Inc., 11 Effingham Road, Yardley, PA 19067. Phone 215 295-5484..
See their web site: www.quiltsforkids.org