Siblings Together Quilt Drive

MAY 11, 2015

The Siblings Together quilt drive is underway for this summer, and you are invited to help! Siblings Together is a UK-based organization that provides brothers and sisters separated by the foster system an opportunity for quality time together at camps and outings. At the end of summer camps, children are presented with a specially-selected quilt to commemorate time spent with their siblings–a memento to remind them throughout the year of their incredible experience with loved ones.

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Siblings Together Quilt Label

A labeled quilt by Mary Emmens

The Siblings Together Flickr group is the hub of information for being involved with this incredibly special effort, and there are so many ways you can help, from sending fabrics and blocks to quilters to donating finished quilts.

Finished quilts can be sent directly to the Siblings Together headquarters. Shipping information can be found here, and information about sending quilts from outside of the European Union can be found on this helpful post.

Siblings Together quilt

A finished quilt by Sally Ann Hat

Finished quilts need to be between 50” and 80” square or any combination in between. Quilts are for children between the ages of 7 and 18, so no baby fabrics.  Think bright colors and fun prints!

Quilt blocks or abandoned tops are also welcome. Currently, Churn Dash Blocks are needed for girls' quilts, and more information is available via Lily's Quilts.

Churn Dash Blocks via Lily's Quilts

Churn Dash Blocks for girls' quilts
 
If you would like to join a bee group for making quilts, you are welcome to contact Mary Emmens (mary@emmens.co.uk) for assistance in finding a group!
 
We are so delighted to help label these special quilts, and we love seeing the power of our crafting community in action! Thank you so much to all who contribute time and stitches to make a such special mementos for campers!

 

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