Giving Back - Soy Amado

On Christmas Day 2013 I visited a children's home for former street children in Mexico City.

You can read more about it here plus there is a little video my younger daughter made.

The children have the basics but nothing 'nice' that has been made just for them. So I have started to see if I can send around 70 quilts to the home. In an ideal world it would be great if everyone who read this, made a quilt.

I know that's not going to happen so to make this as accessible and affordable to everyone who wants to get involved, I am asking to be sent 12 1/2" (unfinished) quilted blocks. Maybe you have some orphan blocks lying around? If they are too big, cut them down to size; too small, add a border.

Then you add batting and backing and quilt them as if they were mini quilts. Email me for my address, send them to me and I will assemble them (I need 20 for each quilt) using the Quilt As You Go method.



(If you're using a high loft batting, please could you straight stitch all the way around your block as close to the edge as possible to contain the poofiness!)

I will make sure the quilts get to the home and as and when they are received, I will post pictures on my blog.

Longer term, when I eventually reach my goal, there are other children's homes around the world that I will also be able to send quilts to so please think of this as a long term project and help when you can.

Thank you.





For further blog posts on this, you can go here, here and here

I've also started a Flickr group where you can post pictures of blocks and quilts. I have called it Soy Amado which is Spanish for 'I am loved' (boy) and Soy Amada for 'I am loved' (girl)



Update
As of July 2014 I reached my goal! However, I am still receiving blocks if you'd like to send me any and they will probably go to a children's home for deaf children in Tanzania.



35 comments:

  1. How do I get in touch with you for your address? I've made one block so far. Hoping to make a few more and maybe get my mom to make some as well. I'm headed to the states in a few weeks and can mail them to you then.

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  2. I would love to help out with some blocks. Please let me know an address. Thanks :)

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  3. What a lovely initiative. Could you please let me know your address.......I would love to make some blocks.

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  4. This is a lovely idea; I've sewn for several non profits and am learning to quilt, but I know I'd like to make some blocks for you. Do you have guidelines as far as sizes, etc.? Do I send just the block or quilt it before sending? Thank you!

    Ingrid

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  5. I'd love to help; are there guidelines as far as sizes? Do I quilt the block or just send it unquilted? Where do I send it? Thank you.

    Ingrid

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  6. Oops, just reread the guidelines; now all I need is your address! Thank you!

    Ingrid

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  7. HI, I would like to send you some blocks...please send your address..and just to be sure, I layer the block, batting and batting and quilt the layers, thats it?

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  8. I would also like to send some blocks! Please send me your address. JBuckmister@q.com

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  9. What are the age ranges of the children? (Maybe this has been in one of your posts but I have missed it--apologies if that is the case.) Also, please send me your mailing address. I have five blocks ready and am working on more. :) ojinot@juno.com

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  10. Please send me your mailing address. ojinot@juno.com

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  11. Hi! Please can you send me your address so that I can send you some blocks? Thanks x

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  12. I have blocks and tim tams for you. Could you please send me your address.

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  13. Could you please send me your address..I have a few blocks ready to send. Thanks, Judy

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  14. Please could you send your postal address to
    karen.compton@hotmail.com thanks! x

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  15. Hi, I have some blocks that I can send, please send me your address. Thanks!

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  16. I have an unused quilt that needs a home, can it be included? Please send me your address if you'd like the quilt, I think this is a great initiative.

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  17. Hi, I have a block to send, please email your postal address to: karen.compton@hotmail.com thanks x

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  18. Hi I've got a couple of blocks to send, please can you e-mail me your address to gillythompson59@gmail.com Thank you.
    Gillx

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  19. I'd like to send a finished quilt for this cause. What does the finished size need to be? Also, please send me your address where to send at: mizbugg@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  20. I would like to make some blocks for you and the children. Please send me your postal adress.
    christl.beyers@telenet.be
    Cheers from Belgium,
    Wapiti

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  21. You are AMAZING! I want to get involved! Please remind me of the US blogger who is repackaging blocks and sending them to you. deg13103@yahoo.com

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  22. I would love the address. Komnumep@hotmail.com

    IG:thegoodsmeller

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  23. I would love the address! my email is komnumep@hotmail.com

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  24. I have some blocks ready and will be posting about this today. Please send your address to me. Thanks!

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  25. great project, and will allow me to experiment with some new techniques. Please send the mailing address.

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  26. I have blocks that are quilted to donate. Need an address. fmoore11589@comcast.net

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  27. Please, send me your address. I love sewing for charity projects and heaven knows I have more than enough fabric to work with. This would be a great addition to my charity sewing projects. Thanks!

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  28. I have blocks that I would love to send to you. Please send me your mailing address at livetoquilt at gmail dot com. Thanks! Am so happy to help.

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  29. I have some blocks that I would love to send you. Please give me your mailing address.
    Sandy Hurst, Texas

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  30. I would love to help! Please send me an address. Thank you, Angie

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  31. Angiemo7158@yahoo.com (above)

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  32. I am planning to do some quilting this week during my "staycation" so will make a few blocks for your project. Please send address.

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  33. I have made some loader pieced blocks, I can also manage a quilt if you give the dimensions. Could you email me the address to mail them to. Also if you need any other kind of help. Very best wishes, you're doing a marvellous thing. Joanna Richards. X

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  34. I have a block ready to send your way! Please send me your address. slahrman@gmail.com

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  35. Hi I heard about this from Rachel's blog, Stitched in Color. I'd love to send some blocks! Please send me your address and I'll get some sent out to you in August.

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