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Customized Quilts Bring Comfort to Foster Kids

Since 2009, volunteers with DenimQuilts have been sowing custom quilts for every new child that enters an Angels’ Arms home. The organization, led by Sally Safranski, uses donated quilt and jean patches to design beautiful custom quilts for foster children. The first quilt they ever made was gifted to a child in an Angels’ Arms home and to date, they’ve sowed 1,000 quilts for underprivileged children in our community, with 230 of those quilts going directly to children in our homes.

It takes between 25-40 hours to sew each quilt from start to finish. Each one features a personalized patch with the child’s name and their favorite color, sport or cartoon character. These quilt are special gift for our children, something just for them that they will get to keep forever.

The group will continue to make quilts as long as there is a need but they need fabric. Donations of flannel fabrics in solid colors, plaids, stripes and kid-friendly, but not infant prints, are accepted – four yards are needed for each quilt – as well as batting and mattress pads from non-smoking homes and fabric or craft store gift cards to purchase supplies.

For more information, find DenimQuilts on Facebook or email Safranski

Featured article on DenimQuilts in the Webster-Kirkwood Times