Say hello to the bright and cheerful Dash Basic collection! We partnered up with Quilts for Kids to create a custom basics line that supports their organization. 10% of net sales are donated, so you’re supporting a great cause with every purchase. We’re proud to be a long-time supporter of this wonderful organization and are thrilled to introduce this collection with them!
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. 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 landfill and repurposed.
From Linda Arye, Founder:
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 landfill and repurposing it into quilts that comfort children made sense.
To learn more about this great cause, check out quiltsforkids.org! Be sure to check out their Patterns page for quilts that you can whip up quickly for children in need. Dash Basic makes a great kids’ quilt on its own, or mixed with our bright novelties!
We’re organizing a special quilt challenge with the NYC Metro Mod Quilt Guild to celebrate the release of this new collection. The quilt will feature Dash Basics and ultimately be donated to Quilts for Kids. Be sure to stay tuned to the SewTimeless blog and social media in the coming months for updates!