Your Quilt Shop can make a significant impact by joining the annual Quilt Donation Drive. Help rally your customers to make and donate quilts to send to Comfort Cases for National Foster Care Awareness Month in May.
Quilt shops are the heart of local quilting communities and getting involved in the Quilt Donation Drive provides a fantastic chance to connect with customers. Hosting events, workshops, or quilt-alongs related to the drive can bring people together and foster a sense of community around the shop.
If you own a quilt shop and would like to be a part of our Quilt Donation Drive in 2024, there are numerous ways to participate.
Ways Your Quilt Shop Can Participate:
Host Charity Sewing Days
Organize special days dedicated to sewing quilts for donation. Invite your community to join in, share their skills, and contribute to the cause.
Offer classes teaching simple quilt patterns suitable for donation. This not only educates your customers but also encourages them to create quilts for a good cause.
Sell Quilt Kits
Offer quilt kits for sale, allowing customers to create them at their own pace. Helping customers to effortlessly contribute to the cause. Whether they assemble the kits themselves or donate them, your shop becomes a creative hub with a meaningful purpose.
Be a Collection Point
Become a designated quilt drop-off location. By offering your shop as a convenient drop-off point for donated quilts, you contribute to the ease of participation for your customers. This can attract more people to your shop and create a positive association with your brand.
Consider offering discounts, promotions, or loyalty points for customers who participate in the drive. This serves as a great incentive for people to contribute to the cause while enjoying the benefits of being part of the shop’s community.
Promote Through Social Media
Leverage social media platforms to spread the word about the shop’s involvement in the Quilt Donation Drive. Share updates, photos, and stories related to the drive to create awareness and generate interest. Encourage customers to share their how they are pariticpating in the Quilt Donation Drive.
Plus we’ll showcase your shop on our social media platforms, giving you the spotlight within our quilting community. It’s a fantastic opportunity to amplify your reach while making a positive impact.
If you local to me in Tampa, Flordia, I would love to come and each classes and help facilitate your sewing day.
Success Stories from 2023
The Quilted Nest, NJ
Robin at The Quilted Nest, NJ, went above and beyond in their Quilt Donation Drive initiative in 2023. Here’s how they maximized contributions:
- Classes: Robin organized classes where the class fee covered kits to make Easy and Quick Baby Blankets. This dual-purpose approach made the quilting experience both educational and meaningful.
- Kits: The shop offered kits to make the Baby Blanket, allowing people to purchase and make at their leisure or they could donate them for someone to make for the cause. This provided an additional avenue for those who wanted to contribute but preferred a convenient way to do so.
- Incentives: Participants who joined a class and donated their Baby Blanket were rewarded with a $10 gift voucher to spend in-store, creating a win-win scenario.
- Collection Point: The Quilted Nest served as a collection point not only for quilts but also for other items on Comfort Cases’ wishlist. This streamlined the donation process, making it easier for the community to contribute.
This thoughtful strategy demonstrated a commitment to community engagement and made the Quilted Nest a pivotal force in the success of the Quilt Donation Drive.
Old Spool Sewing Studio, NJ
Old Spool Sewing Studio, New Jersey held a Sewing Charity Day to make quilts for the Quilt Drive in 2023. Julia, the cost of the class covered kits to make a Easy and Quick Baby Blanket. If the participants donated the blanket to drive, she gave them a $10 gift voucher to spend in store.
Summit St Shop, MI
Summit St Shop, MI, simply offered their shop as a collection point in 2023 and gathered more than 100 quilts and other items on Comfort Cases wishlist! Can you imagine how many people that brought into their lovely shop?
End of March – Start advertising the Quilt Donation Drive
Week of April 8 – Begin your Quilt Donation Drive
Week of April 29 – Wrap it up and send off donations to Comfort Cases
Would Your Shop Like to Participate?
Welcome aboard! If you’re a quilt shop owner and want to be part of this wonderful initiative, please contact me via the form below.
I’ll be in touch soon with more details.
Shop Sign Up For Quilt Donation Drive
If you’re a shop or supplier interested in getting involved, please sign up below