We are the Milwaukee Chapter of the National non-profit organization “Quilts For Kids.” We are a 501c3 organization so your donations are tax deductible. The Milwaukee Chapter focuses its efforts to help children and families in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Your donations are used locally as we support Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Ronald McDonald House, both in Wauwatosa, WI.

Our volunteer quilters use brightly colored kid-friendly fabric to make patchwork quilts.  These quilts are made from new, high quality cotton fabric with cotton or poly-cotton batting.  They are machine pieced and machine quilted to be durable enough for frequent washing and years of loving use.  We do not accept quilts made from used or repurposed materials or fleece.

In order to maintain high quality standards, all quilts are washed and inspected by the chapter leader before being donated.

How You Can Help

Your help is needed. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Volunteer at one of our monthly meetings. Come in and sew or just cut fabric.
  • Make a quilt at home and drop it off (or mail) it to the Chapter.
  • Cut and put “kits” together.
  • Spread the word to friends. Invite them to attend a meeting or “Sew-In”
  • Purchase Animal Party fabric designed by Robert Kaufman which supports QFK.

Your donations are also needed. Here are some things you can donate: (Remember, everything is tax-deductible)

  • 100% Cotton Fabric in bright, kid friendly patterns (new/unused/odor-free)
  • Low loft batting (cotton or cotton-poly blends, no 100% poly)
  • Thread
  • 45mm & 60mm rotary cutter blades
  • Plastic Storage Bags (gallon and 2 gallon)
  • Gift cards to fabric shops
  • Printer paper
  • Gift cards for Staples (ink cartridges, printer paper)
  • Monetary donations

Donations may be dropped off during our monthly meetings or you may e-mail us to make other arrangements. Please include your phone number in your e-mail. If you prefer to make a monetary donation directly to Quilts for Kids national office, rather than to the Milwaukee Chapter, please go to the Quilts for Kids homepage and click on the Donate Button. Please indicate the Milwaukee Chapter in the box for notes. Thank you!