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What does ABC Quilts stand for? "At-risk Babies Crib" Quilts and our target population includes children who are infected with HIV/AIDS, affected by drugs or alcohol, or abandoned.
Who makes the quilts? Our Quilters include the whole range of society, from grandmothers who have been quilting for decades, to first grade school children who are sewing for the first time. Prison inmates in Connecticut and welding students in New Hampshire have made quilts.
How do the babies get the quilts? ABC Quilts is proud of the many volunteers around the world who collect quilts and deliver them to the hospitals and foster care agencies where these babies and children are cared for. These volunteers are called the Network. In the Network, Zone coordinators help organize a large geographic area in which there are many Area Coordinators, and they all work to get quilts to those who need them.
If you have a quilt ready, check this website for the Area or Zone Coordinator nearest you. Find a Coordinator.
Can I know the names of the children who get my quilts? We respect the CONFIDENTIALITY CODE of the medical or child care center and never ask to see the children or know their names.
Will my quilts stay in my local area? We fill the need of each local facility first, then any surplus quilts are pooled for distribution to other areas where they may be needed. ALL quilts go to children in our target population.
What about funding? It takes money to ship/deliver quilts, make long distance calls, and cover office expenses. If you do not quilt but want to help the project in some other way, a donation of money is most welcome. Even a donation of $5 - $10 makes a BIG difference! Click here to give a gift...
How can I help? You can make a quilt, make a donation, tell a teacher about this website and our AIDS and substance abuse prevention education programs and/or volunteer to become an Area Coordinator. Search this website to find out how to do any and all of these!
What happens to the quilts if a child dies? The quilt belongs to the child. Sometimes the quilt will stay with them, and some families decide to keep the quilt as a remembrance.
These are just a few of the most asked questions. If you can think of others, give us a call!