Blankets and Quilts


What You Can Do
  • Make quilts for hospitals, shelters, cancer patients, terminally ill children, premature babies—the needs are endless both locally and globally. 
  • Make sleep sacks for babies which do not cover the baby’s face, to reduce the risk of SIDS or suffocation.  Sleep sacks are blankets that are made into a cocoon-like covering. 
  • Quilts for wounded soldiers—in either Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center or other military hospitals.  Organize local quilters to help other women around the country who are sewing patriotic quilts for the wounded soldiers who have fought for our freedoms, and are currently hospitalized to recover from injuries sustained during that fight.  Call Carla at the VA Medical Center (509) 434-7000, or visit http://americanheroquilts.com/ for more information. 
  • “American Hero Quilts” is another project which sends quilts to wounded soldiers who are hospitalized to recover from injuries sustained while defending the freedoms of Americans and others.  Each quilt represents many hours of love and an opportunity to show the recipient that Americans do care about their sacrifices.  These quilts are made for real American heroes. 
Local Organizations
Additional Resources

Candlelighters
(fleece blankets/quilts for children with cancer)
(509) 844-4674  

March of Dimes
(preemie and baby blankets)
(509) 328-1920

RSVP’s Project Warm-up
(provides yarn, needles, patterns, and fabric)
(509) 344-7787

Shriner’s Hospital
(fleece blankets for children and teens)
(509) 455-7844

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
4815 N. Assembly
They always have a need for quilts (4’x6’) which they give to their veteran patients. 
Call Carla at (509) 434-7503. 

Wishing Star
(children with life-threatening illnesses) 
(509) 744-3411