Sunday, August 16, 2009

Episode 12 Show Notes: Crafting for a Cause

FYI - This podcast episode was approximately 50 minutes long.

Here are some of the hats I made for Caps to the Capitol:

Links to projects I mentioned on podcast:
Project Improv Photo Group on Flickr

Meatheads Photo Group from Knitalong book

Here's the list of current charitable projects that accept handmade items for those in need of comfort:

Quilting-Specific Charities:

Wrap Them in Love
Collects quilts and distributes to children around the world

Quilts for Kids
Volunteers create quilts for children in need of comfort

Binky Patrol
Make blankets and give them to children in need of comfort

Heartstrings Quilt Project

We're an online group of quilters who have joined together to make and donate String Quilts to local charitable organizations.

Project Linus

Victoria’s Quilts
Quilts for cancer patients going through chemo

Quilts of Valor
The mission of the QOV Foundation is to cover ALL those servicemembers and veterans touched by war with Wartime Quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOVs).

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative

"Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" is an exhibit of 52 extraordinary art quilts about Alzheimer's disease that is traveling throughout the United States October 2010. A computer CD with photographs of all the quilts in the exhibit narrated by the artists and a 112-page full color book are available for sale at all venues hosting the exhibit and on this web site. All profit from the sale of the CD and book is used to fund Alzheimer's research.

Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt project
Donations of completed quilts for Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt project will be accepted at any time. Any quilt measuring 9" x 12" or less is welcome. (Fits in a flat priority mail envelope)

Quilts need not be about Alzheimer's, but they may be. Any technique, any theme, any colors, any skill level are welcome. Each quilt will get its own web page and the money the quilt raises for Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative will be posted there. All profit is used to fund Alzheimer's research.

Auctions are held the first 10 days of each month.


Angels for Preemies

Patterns for preemie hats:
List of charities by state
Warm Woolies is a non-profit organization whose volunteers knit warm clothing for poverty-stricken children who would otherwise suffer from cold. Our mission is to provide the very neediest children with wool sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks.
The caps are made so that cancer patients who lose their hair can have a very soft hand-knit cap to call their own, comforting their heads and their souls.


Shop to Help:

Book Review
Knitting for Good
A guide to creating personal, social and political change, stitch by stitch
By Betsy Greer,

Mini Book Review

by Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown

Please let me know about your crafting for a cause!


sequinK said...

Just started listening to your podcast a few weeks ago, and just wanted to let you know how much I'm enjoying it. Keep up the good work!

Kelly @ PatchworkAndPaperPiecing said...

I so want to do the Priority quilt. Wanna play at my house this weekend? Let me know!

kmsears said...

I have been listening to your podcasts and I love them. I find them very inspirational. I love both quilting and knitting so the podcasts are so informative for me. You are so amazing with the amount of projects you do and complete!! I look for ward to hearing more. Kathy