Since The Kellogg Collection first opened its doors over 30 years ago, we’ve collected thousands of discontinued fabric swatches, remnants, scraps and more. What to do with these pieces of fabric?
We were very happy to meet Kathy Thorne, who leads Quilting Angels, a group of about 40 talented volunteer quilters who sew quilts for good. Each year, the group sews about 250 quilts – 150 of them go to the Quilts for Kids Foundation, which provides quilts to children with cancer and terminal illnesses, and children from abusive or impoverished homes. 100 star-spangled quilts made by the group go to the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which awards quilts to veterans and active members of the military.
Thorne wrote to us in an email:
“The MSP Quilting Angels quilt out of Mother Seton Parish in Germantown, MD. We’ve grown to about 40 active members and many more that contribute as they can. We’ve reached out to our community and beyond as ladies come to quilt with us from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. They come from all different backgrounds and you don’t need to belong to our Parish to join the group. We do gather up all the quilts that we’ve made twice a year and take them to the church and have them blessed before distribution.”
The group also sells quilted bags and other items to raise money for batting and additional fabric.
If you would like to donate or get more involved with this inspirational group, visit them on the web at MSPQuiltingAngels.org.
Images courtesy MSP Quilting Angels