The Finished Project – Downy Touch of Comfort

posted on June 9, 2012 by  |  posted under Giving Back, Sewing  |  11 Comments

Downy Quilts for Kids

Did you take the Downy quilt challenge we presented a few weeks ago? If you haven’t heard about it, please take the time to read our  introduction post here.  The  Downy Touch of Comfort for Kids kit we received, looked like this:

Downy Quilts for Kids
Using the instructions included in the kit, and a bit of sewing talent, it turned into this gorgeous quilt.
Downy Quilts for KidsDowny Quilts for Kids

I just adore the fabric that was included in this kit.

Downy Quilts for Kids

Downy Quilts for Kids

After I saw how it came together, I wanted to wrap my baby girl up in it. But no, this quilt is for another little girl. Sometime in the near future, that little girl will be waiting in a hospital for a touch of comfort. I hope this quilt brings a huge smile to her face.Downy Quilts for Kids
My favorite part of this quilt is the personal customized tag. This one was named “A Tea Party for You!” Appropriate, don’t you think?! :)
Downy Quilts for Kids

Chandra Wilson, spokesperson for Downy’s Quilts for Kids program, recently went on a quilt delivery. Take a peek at this beautiful program in action.

Doesn’t that want to make you bust out your sewing machine right now?!!! Such a beautiful way to ‘pay it forward’.

comfort quilt

I have been so impressed with Downy’s Touch of Comfort program. You can get involved by making your own quilts with either your own fabric, or by requesting a FREE quilt kit from Quilts for Kids. If you can sew a straight line, these kids need you. This labor of love will bless them, and let’s be honest, you will be beaming too. What a proud moment to write your name on that tag and give it a title.

If you are incredibly busy, please think about passing this post on to anyone you know who loves to quilt. This just may be the perfect project from Grandma to take on. To learn more about the Downy Touch of Comfort program and instructions on how to help please go here, or request a free quilt kit here.

What will you name your quilt?

comfort quilt

*A special thanks to HowDoesShe’s contributor, Janelle, who made the quilt featured: “A Tea Party for You.”

    1. June 9th, 2012 at 3:49 pm
      Alison says:
      This is amazing! What a fabulous post with meaning!!
    2. June 9th, 2012 at 8:23 pm
      Gail says:
      Your quilt came out beautiful! Mine is almost done (I learned about Downy's program from one of your Pinterest posts). It is hockey themed and I hope that it will bring great comfort to a young hockey fan. Thanks for bringing such a wonderful cause to my attention!
    3. June 9th, 2012 at 9:29 pm
      Kelly says:
      I love this organization...what a wonderful gift to give to children in the hospital. I would love to help but I have never done a quilt. If I can machine see can I do this? Is there any instructions? What a beautiful quilt you made!
    4. June 12th, 2012 at 1:29 pm
      Mandie says:
      I am about to have more time on my hands. I am thinking this would be a great project for me for the summer. I have always wanted to make something for the children's hospital after our daughter received such great care there.
    5. June 12th, 2012 at 2:15 pm
      Laurie says:
      Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I just signed up and will do this again, I'm sure.
    6. June 12th, 2012 at 4:13 pm
      Dolores says:
      I received my quilt package this weekend. I got John Deere fabric!

      I heard about it from the first post on "how does she"
    7. June 12th, 2012 at 5:39 pm
      Sandy from MN says:
      I signed up because of your original post. My fabric is Disney movie Cars theme. Blue/Red/black. Love that movie. Praying for a speedy recovery for the lil guy who rec's the quilt. Blessings little one and lots of love to you and your family.
    8. June 12th, 2012 at 6:06 pm
      Linda says:
      What a fabulous gift of love.. So you know if this is happening in Canada also... I know of some people who would be happy to be involved in this.
    9. June 13th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
      shirley tener says:
      I am joining the wonderful quilters in this sweet project. I was amazed at the quilt it was, I will finish mine this week, my goal is to do atleast 6 a yr
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