Quilting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time

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As crafters of all ages take to their sewing machines in unprecedented numbers, many of them join a movement to distribute hope and warmth to those in need through quilting. These are volunteers who have inherited a tradition of comfort and protest, and a belief that they can make the world a better place one stitich at a time. 
Quilting for Peace, the follow-up to STC’s Knitting for Peace, profiles these quilters in more than 25 essays about individuals and organizations ...

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Overview

As crafters of all ages take to their sewing machines in unprecedented numbers, many of them join a movement to distribute hope and warmth to those in need through quilting. These are volunteers who have inherited a tradition of comfort and protest, and a belief that they can make the world a better place one stitich at a time. 
Quilting for Peace, the follow-up to STC’s Knitting for Peace, profiles these quilters in more than 25 essays about individuals and organizations devoted to making quilts and other necessities for the needy. The efforts range from Newborns in Need, a group that makes clothing for premature babies at nearby hospitals; to Quilts of Valor, which makes quilts to honor wounded soldiers; to the Sleeping Bag Project, which distributes 100,000 homemade sleeping bags to the homeless every year. This timely book also includes 15 projects and guidelines for quilters who want to contribute to an existing effort or establish a new one.

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Crafting for charity is a popular pastime, and Bell—a writer, editor, and quilter—explores the world of charity quilting in this collection of projects and stories. Hand-made quilts provide comfort to people in need, and these projects are accessible and appealing. The stories from each charity tug at the heartstrings and will remind quilters of the care they can give to others. Full contact information is provided for each charity so readers can get involved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584798040
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 783,755
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Bell is a writer, editor, and quilter. Her fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2006, and she works as an online managing editor for Harvard Business Publishing. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.quiltingforpeace.com.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    How to share warmth and love with those less fortunate

    This book was a real inspiration to me. It highlighted some ways to use my quilting skills and give back to the community that I live in and to others in need all over the world. It shows how we are all creatively endowed and how we all can help others.

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