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Are you wondering what it is like to be a part of a quilt distribution for Tulsa Quilts for Kids? Here is a touching story from one volunteer:

Dear Sharon and Beth,

I want to thank you both for inviting me to be a part of the
distribution of quilts at St. Francis' Children's Hospital held
earlier this month. Even though I have spent time in a children's
hospital with young patients and their families, none of those visits
prepared me for what I experienced that morning.

How does one express the emotion they feel when seeing a sick child's
face light up with joy because they are presented with a quilt of
their very own?

From the teenager to the 2 year-old toddler, and all the children in
between, each child had a smile on his face and a "Thank you" on his
lips. Some children seemed to be in disbelief when they heard that
someone had stitched a quilt just for them. Others were so happy
that they could receive a quilt made up in their favorite color or
fabric designed with their favorite character, hobby, or sport. Each
child had their personal reaction to receiving a quilt, but what so
impressed me was when a child approached us and softly ask, "May I
have a quilt? No child was left out, no child was refused, all were
equally given the opportunity to receive a special gift.

As we went along the hallways, I was so impressed by the attitude
shown by the medical community; doctors, nurses, and volunteers. All
were emotionally taking part in the gifting of the quilts and it was
as if they too were adding their blessings to the ministry that was
being done to their young patients that morning.

Oh, how inspiring to know that the gifting of those quilts made their
day so much better, and for their parents whose spirits were raised as
they saw their child once again smiling and happy.

Yesterday, I was sewing a quilt top from one of the kits. As I was
piecing the fabrics together, I couldn't help but think of the
children and their smiling faces. My heart swelled with emotion
knowing that somewhere a child who I do not know, who was experiencing
pain and uncertainty, would be the recipient of this quilt. Then I
smiled to myself and as I pictured his hands reaching out toward the
quilt, grasping it, and hugging it close to his chest and as he does
flashes a huge smile across his face.

We are told in the Bible that faith in action is what is pleasing to
God and I think of Matthew 25:43 - 45 (Amplified Bible) "... I was
sick and in prison and you did not visit Me with help and ministering
care. Then they also [in their turn] will answer, Lord, when did we
see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison,
and did not minister to You? And He will reply to them, Solemnly I
declare to you, in so far as you failed to do it for the least [in the
estimation of men] of these, you failed to do it for Me." God must
certainly be well pleased with your ministry which speaks of your love
for Christ. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this meaningful

In His service,

Share your stories of how Tulsa Quilts for Kids has impacted your life!
The Volunteer Experi ...
Category: Volunteering
How to Get Involved: Volunteer

1. If you are a quilter: You can use your “stash” of child-friendly fabric to create quilts utilizing one of your favorite patterns and donate them to us for distribution to children in crisis within Tulsa and the surrounding communities.

2. If you are interested in community involvement: Contact us at (918) 832-9012 to learn more about our volunteer quilting program and the areas in which we need assistance. Talk with your church, sororities, co-workers, groups and friends to see if they are interested in hosting a community outreach program for enlisting volunteers to assist in cutting fabric, quilt kit preparation and/or quilt making.

3. If you are someone with a stash of child friendly fabrics: Is there fabric taking up valuable space in your closet that you intended to use in a quilt or other craft project? Consider donating the fabric to us for making into quilts for the children we serve. You can even take a tax deduction for this! Call us and we’ll arrange a pickup or delivery site. Fabric has to be cotton (no blends) . . . not clothing or drapery weight fabric.

4. If you don’t sew, but still want to help: ADOPT A QUILT. A financial donation of any sort will help fund the purchase of fabric and quilt batting for making quilts. The purchase of gift cards from Jo-Ann’s or Hancock Fabrics assist us in the purchase of rotary blades, threads, rulers, etc.

5. Spread the word: You may think it a small gesture but spreading the word that Tulsa Quilts for Kids is in need of fabric, funding and quilters will make all the difference in the world to us.

Being a volunteer is one of the greatest gifts you can give.
How to get Involved
Category: Volunteering
A little birdie let me know that JoAnne Fabrics was having a sale of up to 50% off on some products - including quilting fabric and thread. If you visit let us know what you find!
Fabrics on Sale
2011 Charity Worksho ...
Category: Volunteering
Hi, I'm Jessica! I've been working on the Tulsa Quilts for Kids website! You can introduce yourself here, or if you have any suggestions, post them on the suggestions page! Thanks!
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