March 4, 2008

Admin note: The Giveaway for Kids has drawn to a close. All of the books have gone to good homes. Since the giveaway began, I’ve heard from quilters in about every state in this country. Each one has a heartfelt story to tell of the wonderful warming efforts that they and their groups put forth. It makes me know the depth of caring among quilters. We are a wonderful bunch and I’m happy to be a member of the community.

Due to a printing glitch and subsequent reprinting, I ended up with way more copies of In a Twinkle: Youthful Quilt Designs than I needed. It’s time for them to move away from home!

If you’re a member of a group that makes and donates quilts for kids in need, email me at “kay at kaymackenzie dot com” and tell me about your group. Include your address. I’ll send you 6 copies (as many as I can stuff in a bubble mailer) by the “slow boat to China,” Media Mail. If you feel like paying me back for the postage, you can PayPal a couple bucks to the same address.

If you’re not a member of such a group but you know somebody who is, feel free to spread the word.

frontcoveriat.jpgThis book includes step-by-step. illustrated instructions for five easy quilts and a comfy cozy flannel blankie, plus detailed instructions on the fusible-interfacing method for machine-appliquéing big, simple shapes.

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie
Quilt Puppy Publications & Designs


10 Responses to “Giveaway for kids”

  1. Sally Bramald on March 4th, 2008 9:04 am

    I asked a local group several years ago to make quilts for the kids in a local women’s shelter. Not one child has left the shelter without a quilt of their own ever since.
    We’re based in the UK so postage would be high, but one copy would be absolutely wonderful.

    If it’s too far to send one, no problem, Sally

  2. admin on March 4th, 2008 9:18 am

    One Twinkle crossing the ocean!

    Thanks for letting us know about the group’s good work.


  3. Judy Raffin on March 9th, 2008 10:08 pm

    Our church, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, MI has a quilting group called Piecemakers which meets monthly to make baby quilts. These quilts are included in the Christ Child Society layettes given to poor new mothers of Detroit. Last month, we held an evening marathon and introduced new people and our youth in our endeavors. We were happy to see 6 girls and one young man come for the event. 12 quilts were completed that night. The 10 year old boy returned for more quilting during his recent winter break. 2 weeks later the church was able to see a display of finished quilts before they were delivered to Christ Child. We’ve also made special quilts for children who have life threatening illnesses.

  4. admin on March 10th, 2008 9:57 am

    Twinkles coming your way!

    Thank you to the Piecemakers for your wonderful endeavors.


  5. Lisa Allbright on February 22nd, 2009 4:34 pm

    I’m not sure if you have a copy left or not but my church quilting group would love at least one. You see 4 years ago my then 16 yr old son had cancer and underwent chemo and many trips to Houston for surgery at MD Anderson and we stayed at the Ronald McDonald house and since he is in remission, my church quilting group donates their time to making quilts for the kids that stay at RM house. These kids are awesome! Thanks so much for your offer!

  6. Kay on February 23rd, 2009 7:00 am

    Hi Lisa! I’m so sorry to hear of your son’s trials and it’s good to hear that he is better now! I’ll be delighted to send you a packet of Twinkles!


  7. sewingnancyl on June 21st, 2009 8:38 am

    I just found your blog and was looking around. Sorry I missed this. I belong to Pike-Lin Quilt Guild and our main charity is making quilts for Shriners Hospital for Children in St Louis where no child is turned away for lack of insurance or money. So far the guild (approx. 40 members) has donated over 600 quilts. We have a work day the first Monday of every month to work on the quilts. Our quilts do not go home with the children but are stacked in the corner of every department and floor of the hospital so the kids can grab one whenever they need it. They are dragged all over the hospital and if a child requests it, he can take it home as one of his gifts after surgery. You see, every child has a gift waiting at the foot of his bed after any surgical procedure.
    I just wanted to tell you about my guild. I realize we are too late for the giveaway…

  8. Kay on June 21st, 2009 9:56 am

    You’re not too late, sewingnancyl! I will be delighted to send you a packet of Twinkles to support the good work of your group.


  9. Marty Morris on January 20th, 2010 4:04 pm

    Dear Kay,

    I have a group of girlfriends called “Loving Memories”. We are all beginner quilter and love to spend time togeither. We would like to start making children quilts for the local Ronald McDonald House here in Aurora, Colorado where we live. We all work for Khol’s Department store and have voluntered several times at the home. Kohl’s donates $500.00 everytime 5 of us do a volunter event for Ronald McDonald House or any other program that benefits children. We would love to have patterns that are for beginners. If “Twinkles” is for beginners and you have any copies we would greatly apperciate a copy.

    God Bless, Marty, Sandra, Diane, Erika, Barbie and Phyllis

  10. Kay on January 21st, 2010 7:18 am

    Marty, thank you for the work you do for Ronald McDonald House. In a Twinkle is very beginner-friendly and should prove a good resource for you and your friends. A packet of Twinkles is coming your way!