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Kid Kwilts
Kid Kwilt DisplayKid Kwilts has two primary goals: gather and distribute donated quilts to local children’s programs and coordinate the annual Kid Kwilt Challenge. Denton Quilt Guild donates over 200 quilts each year to local agencies, such as Denton County Community Partners (Children’s Protective Services), the Cumberland Children’s Home, prenatal clinics, and National Adoption Day. Donation quilts are accepted and distributed year-round to these and other organizations. Kid Kwilts also assembles donated fabrics into kits, packs of coordinated fabric for the top and backing for a child- or teen-sized quilt. Members pick up the kits at the monthly guild meetings, then donate their time and inspiration to make a wide variety of appealing child- or teen-sized quilts.
 
Kid Kwilt Initiative Block DriveEach year the guild works as a whole to make blocks that can be assembled into scrappy quilts. The Kid Kwilts 2021 block drive initiative is a simple Healing Hearts base. Pick up your sandwich bag kit of precut fabrics at Kids' Bee, or the Kid Kwilts table when we resume in-person guild meetings. Each kit is so easy, you'll want to dig into your own scraps and make even more. Turn in your finished blocks and others will assemble them. Link to or download the PDF of the simple instructions here.
 
The Kid Kwilt Challenge kicks off each spring when a local vendor donates a bolt of fun fabric. Fat quarters (FQs) are cut from this bolt and usually sold to members for $3. No more than one FQ can be used in each challenge quilt and a recognizable piece of the designated Challenge fabric must be visible on the front of the quilt. Kid Kwilt Challenge quilts are then judged by vendor representatives and master quilters, as well as by children and guild members. After being displayed at one of DQG's guild meetings, members cast their votes and prizes are awarded. The challenge quilts are then donated to local agencies. Links to the photos from prior years' Challenge quilts are below.
 
Kid Kwilt Challenge fabricThe 2021 Kid Kwilt Challenge fabric was graciously donated by Minding My P’s & Q’s. This year, since we're not gathering yet, the FQs are FREE to those interested challengers; there’s no cost for the FQ this time around (see the KKC Guidelines). To retrieve a PDF of the 2021 Kid Kwilt Challenge Guidelines, right-click the link and save the file to your computer. Guild members will get to view all of the donated quilts and vote for their favorites at the guild holiday potluck and Kid Kwilt Challenge display at the December guild meeting.

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