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Friday, December 28, 2012

Some Exciting News

Hi everyone, just wanted to let you in on some more exciting news about the Lincoln chapter of Quilts For Kids community service project Quilts For Kids..by Kids!
  Awhile back we asked Jenny at MSQC to do a video tutorial for us to help teach young teens participating in the project how to sew our Preemie Quilts. Sometimes in large workshops, or classrooms where FCS teachers or 4-H leaders, present our project to lots of students, there isn't always enough instructors for a lot of one on one time with each student. We thought the video would be a great learning tool, that students would find  fun and helpful, to include in our presentations at workshops or in classrooms.
  Misourri Star Quilt Co. released the video on the 21st of December, what an awesome Christmas present for us! You can find the video here: Quilts For Kids - A Baby Quilt From The Heart and a fantastic blog post on the MSQC Cutting Table Blog, describes the project here:  Quilts For Kids..By Kids Community Service Project   and some wonderful pics of  kids hard at work making some quilts. Of course, when you get through reading our article, you can also check out the  Cutting Table Blog further to read other awesome articles as well We are so gracioussly thankful to Jenny and the whole MSQC staff for making this possible! Ila

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Quilts received from Susan M!

 Here are four cute quilts that Susan made from LQFK kits! Thanks Susan the kids will love them!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Quilts Made by teen members of Battle Creek, NE. FCCLA

   We received 12 Preemie Quilts and a really nice note along with a group pic, from the Battle Creek, NE. FCCLA chapter! Some of these young ladies have never sewn before, but were enthusiatic to participate in our Quilts For Kids..by Kids community service project that we presented to nine schools at a FCCLA convention back in October of 2012. We are so proud of their accomplishments, and these little quilts will be donated to the tiniest of babies in Nebraska hospitals through the Lincoln, NE. chapter of Quilts For Kids.
  A Big Thank-You also goes out to Cheryl Timm, their leader.  Your awesome generosity in this fun adventure is also greatly appreciated!!


This Double Four Patch quilt was made by Emily

This four patch preemie quilt was made by Desse

This nine patch preemie was made by Angie

This one path preemie quilt was also made by Desse

This cute one was made by Paige and Amanda

This one was made by Erin

This nine patch one was made by Amanda

This One patch quilt was made by Morgan

This One Patch quilt was made by Hailey P.

This Nine Patch quilt was made by Mady

this Double Four Patch quilt was also made by Mady


Thursday, December 6, 2012

December News & Updates For Lincoln Quilts For Kids

December Workshop:
I thought I better post to remind everyone that our December workshop is coming
up fast, on the 15th! We'll be back at Havelock United Methodist Church at our
regular time.

I will bring chili, potato soup, and some desert, along with coffee and punch.
If anyone would like to bring something else, just let me know.

We will again have our $5.00 gift exchange, which is voluntary, if you bring a
gift, you'll receive a gift. Eveyone picked such great gifts last year!

I sure hope a lot of you can make it to the workshop, I miss you!

Just to let ya know, my back is doing better, not 100% yet, but lot's better!

Upcoming Event:
"Quilts On The Rail"
At our Nov. workshop, we were invited by the musuem staff to participate in
their quilts on the rail display, where quilts are displayed along the grand
staircase, for three weeks. If any of you would like to make an "extra" special
quilt for the display you are welcome to. Although, all of your quilts are
gorgeous, some might want to do a little bit more elaborate quilting or a
special pattern.
Our quilts will most likely be displayed during Febr. starting on the first
Friday of the month. The musuem also will hand out our brochures to museum
On the first Friday of each month, the musuem has free addmission so if you
wanted to bring any family or friends to see our display, you can all get in
free for the day.

Completed quilts
If anyone has any completed quilts, please send them in, or bring them to the
workshop, so I can include them in the last delivery of the year! Which will go
to Saint Francis in G.I.

We are SO CLOSE  to an UNBELIEVABLE number of quilts made and delivered to
hospitals by this chapter this year, that I would just love to be able to hit
that number or even go over it!

You ladies have all done such an incredible job this year making such gorgeous
quilts and LOTS of them, I just wanted to say I am so proud of all of you! And
am also so very thankful for ALL the extra "behind the scenes" help I have
received this year from such a great group of friends!

Received Quilts:
I have some pics to post of some adorable quilts received from Alex and Jan,
and today the mailman brought a big box with LOTS of Preemie quilts that have
been completed by the Pierce, NE. FCCLA chapter and other volunteers from
Pierce,NE. It will be fun to see how some of those kits everyone helped to cut,
have turned out, so be watching! I'll be trying to get pictures taken tomorrow,
and over the weekend.

Hope to see you at the workshop on the 15th.

If you are not a Lincoln Quilts For Kids chapter volunteer, and would like to help make a quilt for a child in a Nebraska hospital, please contact Ila at lincolnnequiltsforkids@gmail.com and we can send out a pre cut quilt kit for you to complete that has everything included to make a quilt, except the  1/8" low loft batting. Your completed quilt will be donated to a child that is in a Nebraska hospital. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Quilts received from the Plainview, NE. FCCLA students

On November 10th. the students of the Plainview, NE. FCCLA chapter held a community day at their local high school, featuring our Quilts For Kids by Kids program as their selected project for the day. The students, teachers, and friends gathered to make Preemie quilts for children in Nebraska hospitals. Lincoln Quilts For Kids provided the quilt kits, which include everything to make a quilt. Some of these young students had never sewn before, and were excited to make their first quilt to donate to a child in need. They had a fun day, and these are some of the quilts  that were made that day.

Preemie 9 Patch Quilt made by Erika N.

Double 4 Patch Preemie Quilt made by Lisa K.

Preemie 9 Patch Quilt made by Dianne

Double 4 Paatch Preemie Quilt made by Brittoni W.

Preemie One Patch Quilt made by Donnie W.

Preemie One Patch Quilt made by Riane C.

Another 9 Patch Preemie Quilt made by Dianne

Great job gals, on the quilts and volunteering your time to help others that are less fortunate, as well!

Recent quilts that have been made by QFK volunteers

The QFK chapter has had some beautiful quilts turned in recently. Thanks Kristin, and Leslie, they are wonderful, and I know the kids will really love them too!

Illinois Rd. made by Kristin from an LQFK kit

Love Song made by Kristin from a LQFK kit

La France made by Kristin from a LQFK kit

Four Patch made by Leslie from a LQFK kit

Illinois Rd. made by Leslie from a LQFK kit

Another Four Patch made by Leslie from a LQFK kit

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving, and  hope you have a  wonderful day with family and friends. And since it is the holiday season, don't forget to set your scales back 10 pounds at midnight tonight, so eating all that great food won't seem so depressing, hehe!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

QFK Workshop at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln

  A few of our Quilts For Kids chapter volunteers had an awesome day at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum here in Lincoln, last Saturday while we participated in their Quilts For the Community day!
  Lisa, one of our volunteers from Plainview, brought her son Eric and DIL Maria, to join in the fun of learning how to make a quilt. The two of them, with the help of Mom, started working on a QFK kit quilt, and by the end of the day, only had three borders left to go on the top! Great job!
Kathy and Patricia travelled from the western part of the state to attend the workshop and enjoy the wonderful tour of all the fabulous quilts on display at the musuem. And Leslie came from Omaha.
  Kathy, Patricia, and Leslie all brought their adorable little machines with them, I just love em'! We missed those whom couldn't come, but we'll be going back again, so you'll get another chance to join us.
  We also had some very pretty quilts turned in today at the workshop, Thanks ladies!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Can't believe I've been gone so long!

I'm so sorry time has slipped by at such an alarming fast speed, since I've last posted. I had good intentions back then, to try and get back in the habit of posting regularly. But I failed to be able to get it done. The family has been busy, and as a leader for the QFK chapter, and its wonderful growth in the last year, it  keeps me hopping!
I have posted regularly on our chapter's Facebook page, and in our QFK Yahoo group, but now that Facebook is selectively  limiting our audience that sees our page's posts,  I am going to try a new approach, which hopefully will get me posting more on here. I've missed my little space here in blog land, and I've missed all of you too!
Wishing you all the best in the coming Holiday season.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Update from Ila

In the coming week I'll be updating the blog a bit, and posting again soon! Ila