Quilting Philanthropy Projects
& Stolen Quilts Listed

Many quilters have done some great philanthropy work, here is an extensive list of opportunities to join in. Do you have an philanthrophy project to add?
Also, quilts have been Stolen, here are the links so we can be on the look out for them? :(

(How can you help?)

Stolen Quilts: FYI there is a page dedicated to Stolen Quilts on this website, to add your stolen quilt to this page click here.

  • Lost Quilt Come Home Page: Website created by Maria Elkins after her quilt was lost in shipping. Ideas on how to protect your quilt before and during the shipping process.
  • Pat Lemmons has had 3 Family Heirloom Quilts stolen. For pictures and more information, click here.
  • Mary Freeman had a large colorful lap size quilt stolen in Bakersfield, CA from a storage locker. For pictures and more information, click here.

Philanthropy Quilt Projects on the Web--helping others in need!

  • ABC Quilt Project make quilts for babies at risk, chapters all over the USA
  • Aids Memorial Quilt too many names to forget
  • Alliance for American Quilts launches auction series On September 18 (that's today!), The Alliance for American Quilts launches a series of ongoing weekly auctions on eBay. 100% of the final sale price benefits The Alliance for American Quilts, an organization dedicated to the recognition and preservation of American quilting. The inaugural auction begins at 10:00 pm PDT on Sunday September 18 and ends on Sunday September 25 at 10:00 pm PDT. This auction will include quilts, vintage fabric from the 1880's, and out-of-print books that document America's love affair with quilts.
  • (new) Binky Patrol Comforting Covers Mission: All volunteer, national, non-profit organization distributing handmade blankets to children born HIV+, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS or other chronic & terminal illnesses, those who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma.
  • DAWN COYOTE aka Betty collects sample fabrics that she distributes to quilters who want to make donation/charity quilts. Most of the samples are best used for machine-made quilts, because they are decorator cottons, quite a bit heavier than the usual percales used for handmade quilts. They are especially nice for quilts that will receive lots of wear and laundering. Contact via e-mail:"Betty K. Spaulding" bspaul@aol.com
  • Downtown Women's Center a full service center for homeless women, and mothers with children. This center help them to become able to sustain themselves. Skills are developed and funds raised through participation in creating items for the Have A Heart Gift Shop (dolls, quilts and other items are available for purchase)
  • Magic Mike's Fabric Scraps offered to you for the cost of shipping. These are fabrics destined for landfill from factory cut aways. Use for philanthropy projects. Flannel, rayon, dacron, fleece, jersey, poly-cotton blends.
  • Newborns in Need quilts are just one of things you can do to help here. Check them out.
  • QUILTS 2000 An officially endorsed fundraising project for the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games!
  • Quilts over Kosov project -- no longer accepting quilts but website shows the power of a quilter on a mission
  • Philanthropy Journal Alert a free e-mail newsletter for those interested in projects not related to quilting
  • Project Linus providing security through blankets for children in difficult situations, chapters all over the world.
  • Sunshine Inc. of NW Ohio. Sunshine is a residential facility for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Each year during September, selected quilts, are featured at an exhibition, "Quilting for Sunshine", in the Owen-Illinois Gallery in downtown Toledo, Ohio. These quilts are sold at our Annual Quilt Auction held in Southwyck Shopping Center in Toledo, Ohio on October. For yearly fundraiser details check out the website.
  • (nov) Sunshine Guild makes quilts for children of all ages, all around the world. The quilts are donated through the International Red Cross for distribution in places of greatest need. Our quilts have been distributed to orphanages in Armenia, Russia, and to children in war-torn areas such as Bosnia.
  • Thirteen Moons Gallery: contemporary art quilt gallery located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shows featuring nationally and internationally renowned studio quilt artist. The profits made from the gallery will be donated to help Mayan women begin craft businesses, which have always been an intregal part of the survival of families in that part of the world.