Today's donation comes from Donna Watson from djwquilts. Donna lives in Dover , New Hampshire.
Her charity is one she donates to every year. It's a Quilts for Kids Chapter sponsored by Michelle Knight at Knight's Quilt Shop in York, Me .
The donated quilts go to the Barbara Bush Pediatric Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland ME. Upon admission, each child is given a quilt and a bag with age appropriate items including a book and a journal for their parents. Knight's Quilt Shop has collected over 3000 quilts for donation since 2006! Donna said she enjoys taking a break from custom orders, and making shop inventory, to make quilts for these children thru out the year. It helps her recharge emotionally and creatively.
Here are pictures of the first three for this year. Donna plans to make at least one more (teen boy quilts are in high demand) before the December delivery caravan.
Donna included a link to Michelle's shop for more info on this charity as she is willing to take donations from all over.
Written by Pat Young of PatsPassionQuilteds, Quiltsy Team member since May 2011.