Has the year flown by or what? I blinked and Quilts for Cure is nearly a year old!
How did Quilts for Cure spend 2017?
- Gained 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
- $960+ in donations-- funds are used to make quilts, ship quilts to kids, keep this website up, and spread the word about QFC. About 85% of this year's fundraising was spent on shipping labels to send quilts to kids.
- Over 10 quilts made from donated blocks through the #OperationSmiley Campaign
- 22 quilts total sent to kids with cancer
- 3 E Pluribus Unum Quilts made honoring kids who have or had cancer
- All quilts were made from donated materials-- batting, fabric, and thread
In 2018, we hope to:
- Raise $5000+ in donations so that we can ship quilts more quickly, connect with and bless more cancer fighting families, and invite more quilters to join our efforts
- Make and ship 40+ quilts to kids across the United States
- Develop a SalesForce database to make it easier to match quilts with kiddos so that we can ship quilts out right away (John, our CEO, is working on this now)
- Make 3+ more E Pluribus Unum Quilts
- Continue to be blessed with donated materials and donated time for making quilts
- Launch QFC swag that will be fun to wear or carry and help raise money for our cause
Plus, we have an amazing announcement!
We have partnered with Michael Miller Fabrics for QuiltCon 2018! If you attended last year's QuiltCon in Savannah, you may have received fabric at the Michael Miller booth to make a charity block. Board Member Vicki Holloway, Friends of QFC Kristin Esser and Jen Greer, and I are currently turning all of your gorgeous blocks into 7 large throw quilts! The quilts and I will travel to QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena, CA in February for display at the Michael Miller booth, then all 7 quilts will go to children currently in treatment for pediatric cancer. Thank you all who made blocks for this special project; thank you Vicki, Kristin, and Jen for helping me finish the quilts; and thank you Michael Miller for supporting and spreading the word about Quilts for Cure!! Additionally, we'd like to thank Hobbs for providing batting for this project and Aurifil for providing thread. This is definitely a collaborative effort!
And thank you to ALL OF YOU who have given and supported in amazing ways this year! You make Quilts for Cure possible!