Kid 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 500 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.
Each year the guild works as a whole to make blocks that can be assembled into scrappy quilts. The Kid Kwilts 2023 block drive initiative is a simple block called the Bow Tie. 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.
2022 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos
2021 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos
2020 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos
2019 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos
2018 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos
2017 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos
2016 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos
2015 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos
2014 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos
2013 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos
2012 Kid Kwilt Challenge Photos