Quilts for Kids is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that transforms fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse. 10% of net sales from the Dash Basic collection are donated to the organization.
From Linda Arye, Founder of Quilts for Kids:
As an Interior Designer, I always had a love of textiles. It was during a visit to the Design Center in Philadelphia that I noticed a showroom filled with large trash bags of fabric samples being thrown out. It is the reason that the charity Quilts For Kids was created.
I wanted to take the cottons and make quilts that would comfort children in need. My own daughter, Mollie, was hospitalized with a life threatening illness and didn’t have anything to hold onto while she was scared. Her stuffed animal had “allergen issues,” so wasn’t allowed. I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children in need, and keeping fabric from landfills and repurposing it into quilts that comfort children made sense.
To date, hundreds of thousands of children have received handmade patchwork quilts from the organization, and millions of pounds of fabric samples have been kept from landfills and repurposed.
Linda lives in the country side in Pennsylvania with her wonderful husband, Lowell, and daughter, Mollie.