Pellon is honored to have the opportunity to work with Quilts for Kids, a tremendous network of volunteer quilters who transform fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children in need. Their efforts span across the country and their lovingly created quilts have affected the lives of thousands of children and their families.
We donate batting to be used in creating the quilts, offer a special packaged batting (a portion of sales goes directly to the organization) and have worked directly with Quilts for Kids to organize quilt drop off days a few local children’s hospitals.
Quilts for Kids & Pellon 2015
Quilts for Kids & Pellon 2013
More about Quilts for Kids
Mission Statement: Transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse.
A Letter from the Founder Linda Arye:
It seems like only yesterday that I discovered a wealth of discontinued fabric samples being thrown away. In those days it never occurred to me that we’d be an international organization today. I was only looking to save some fabric samples from a landfill. I was assured by all my friends and family that this was a dumb idea and no one would make quilts for some stranger’s child…and do it for free! Well, 13 years later you have managed to prove these naysayers wrong, for you have given from your heart and helped to turn tears into smiles for the tens of thousands of children that you never even knew existed. (in 2013 we are working our way to donating 30,000 quilts again.)
When most fabric mills moved offshore in 2007, those wonderful 18 wheelers loaded with donated fabric were not coming our way any longer, and we were forced to find funding to purchase fabric. The fabric companies that had always supported us gave us reduced prices when they could and sent us discontinued samples to enable us to continue comforting children in need. Even the heavyweight fabrics have become quilts that are sent overseas to orphaned children in developing countries who use them as beds. We are proud to continue our work with Lutheran World Relief.