Posted by: sanyaandersenvie | May 17, 2011

Can you sew? Know someone who can sew? Help some kids in a real way, real fast!

Friends of the Kempe Center, we need your help!!!!

FHF Sample QuiltOver the past eight years the Boulder/Adams County Linus Club has generously donated their time and supplies to assist in creating individualized quilts for each child graduating from the Kempe Center’s Fostering Healthy Futures program, a 9 month mentoring and skills group program for youth who have been placed in out of home care due to abuse or neglect.  The quilt making program started eight years ago after a mentor with the help of his mother, a Linus Club member, created a wonderful quilt for his mentee.  The chapter subsequently adopted the FHF program and since then they have made  over 150 quilts for the participants (Please click here for an article on the program).

This year our sewers have run into a few glitches and as a result they are behind in completing the quilts prior to the children graduating from the program.  These are no ordinary quilts!  The quilts include squares custom-made by the children and their mentors as part of the process of preparing for graduations.  The fronts of the quilts are completed so the task that needs to be done is sewing the backing on, pinning and tying.  The Linus Club will provide you with direction, guidance, and supplies around completing the blanket.  All of the quilts need to be completed by next week (i.e., Tuesday, May 24) to get them to the mentors in time. 

If you or someone you know can sew and would like to help out please see options below. 

You can help by……..

  • Picking up a set of squares from the Kempe Center and sewing the backing on at home.  The completed blankets would need to be back to the Kempe Center no later than Tuesday, May 24th.   
  • Attend a quilt making event this weekend at the Kempe Center in Aurora or a home in Thornton (location would be dependent on numbers of participant) on Saturday, May 21 from 1-5 or Sunday, May 22.  You would not necessarily need a sewing machine to help out. 

If you are interested please contact Robyn Werthiemer at 303-594-0042 or

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