The Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project is in its final months and Jo-El tells me that they have received 270 quilts as of the last delivery in May. See their latest photo at the end of this picture heavy post. Recently I picked up a few more from Beginnings Quilt Shop in Hendersonville. There were a number of beautiful quilts, but not one had a label. I wish I knew who to thank for these beautiful donations. These two anonymously donated quilts were identical Dresen plate quilts with green sashing and borders.
There were two quilts using the Perkiomen Valley block in this pattern and some of the same prints.
Another quilt with that same block is set in a diamond pattern.
This twin size used the block as well, in a squares pattern.
This stunning quilt was an oversize king!!
This quilt was a large square donated by Cynthia (no last name given).
Elaine Walker did the piecing on these two quilts and Susan Rice quilted them on her longarm.
This lovely quilt would make a fun I-Spy, as it had lots of novelty prints and each of the white solid squares had a redwork embroidery.
Here is the butterfly up close. Lovely.
The Firehouse Quilters group from Asheville made this quilt.
Sally Fitzgerald quilted both of these, the one on the left pieced by Jennifer Caplinger and the one on the right was pieced by Peggy Schroeder.
This tumbling blocks quilt was picked up from Cary Quilting Company .
Susan Krieger made this beautiful Trip Around the World.
I want to acknowledge and publicly thank each and every longarm quilter that did quilts for this project. Most of these wonderful volunteers did more than one or two, several did four or five, or more! Please consider them when you have a longarm need in the future, and visit their websites and blogs linked below. They are listed in the order they volunteered.
|Karen Weaver||Contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org||Mesa||AZ|
|Paula Isenblatter||Contact via email email@example.com||Sun City West||AZ|
|Mary Ann Stinnette||Contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org||Chugwater||WY|
|Wanda Crabtree||Church Hill||TN|
|Susan Krieger||Contact via email Fabric61@yahoo.com||Salisbury Mills||NY|
|Brenda Alburl||Songbird Designs||Alabaster||AL|
|Sally Fitzgerald||Sally’s Quilting||Big Bend||WI|
|Lori Millsap||Island Time Quilting||Winterville||NC|
|Joy Adams||Quilt N Joy||Lawrenceburg||IN|
|Valerie Reynolds||Val’s Quilting Studio||Ontario||OR|
|Jeanine C.||Miles of Fabric||Greensboro||NC|
|Kim Pace||Quilt Patch Fabrics||Indian Trail||NC|
|Irene Grimes||Patchwork and Pastry||Greater Fayetteville area||NC|
|Carol Alperin||Upstairs Quilting||Simpsonville||SC|
|Becky Reeve||charity only||Palatine||IL|
|Boni Lochner||Dakota Dunes||SD|
|Beth Sellers||Cooking Up Quilts||Walker||WV|
|Susan Rice||charity only||Williamsburg||KY|
|Pam Jay||Mission Viejo||CA|
|Joy Murphy||The Joyful Quilter||Hillsborough||NC|
|Sandi Wojcicki||Contact via email email@example.com||Punta Gorda||FL|
|Connie Yow||Sew Together||Greater Asheville area||NC|
|Chryste Krause||Quilts on the Ridge||Greater Asheville area||NC|
|Carol Steely||Fun Threads Blog||Floresville||TX|
|Linda Bussey||Contact via Email firstname.lastname@example.org||Sebring||OH|
|Laura Suich||Meandering Stitches||Waynesville / Asheville||NC|
|Becky Harbour||charity only||Morrisville||NC|
|Maryanne Gilbert||Longarm Quilting||Hendersonville||NC|
I wish I could list every one of the hundreds of quilters, and donators of money, backing fabrics and batting that went into this project!! But you know who you are. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this project!!
Update from Jo-El – “Catholic Charities worked with Community CPR in Whiteville, NC to help provide beautiful, homemade quilts for their “Rest in the Lord Event” on Friday May 17th and Monday May 20th. This event provided families affected by Hurricane Florence with a bed frame, mattress, two pillows, and a set of sheets. The clients were also allowed to choose one quilt of their liking for their new bed. The clients absolutely loved the quilts and were beyond thankful to have something so lovely to put on their bed.” Disaster Case Manager, Michele Yanicak (shown second from the left in our teal Catholic Charities shirt; the remainder of people in the image are from Community CPR).
The truly amazing Lori Milsap picked up quilts from Cotton Fields Quilt Shop in Washington, NC last week, and delivered 32 more quilts to Wilmington. That took our total so far over 300!! She also has quilted more than anyone else, with at least a dozen quilts finished and hand delivered, plus more in progress!
The program of pickups at the NC participating quilt shops will end August 1, so if you are in NC be sure to get your quilt done and delivered to the shops before then. For those mailing quilts, the Catholic Charities address will take them through 2020, so no deadline for mailing quilts. You can always check the Carolina Hurricane Quilts page for the latest information, shipping address, drop points and more.
Update – I now have two more slots for top makers to get longarm quilting done for a twin size or larger quilt for this project. Please fill out the Quilter Request Form if you have one that you can mail to the longarm quilter to finish. You must provide the top and backing, and the backing needs to be 8 inches longer and wider than the top.
Are you working on any charity projects?
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