Carolina Hurricane Quilts Virtual Quilt Show and Longarmer links

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.

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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 Mesa AZ
Paula Isenblatter Contact via email Sun City West AZ
Mary Ann Stinnette Contact via email Chugwater WY
Wanda Crabtree Church Hill TN
Susan Krieger Contact via email 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
Jody Jones  Jackson MI
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 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 Sebring OH
Laura Suich Meandering Stitches Waynesville / Asheville NC
Becky Harbour charity only Morrisville NC
Linda Fisher Bozeman MT
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).

Hurricane Quilts to 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!

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at

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.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at

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.

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21 thoughts on “Carolina Hurricane Quilts Virtual Quilt Show and Longarmer links

  1. I have our two Carolina quilts that I need to get mailed, but a messed up back put me on the disabled list this weekend. I hope to get them mailed by the end of June. I’ll wait to mail them so I can show them to the women in our quilt group at our meeting on the 20th.

  2. What an inspiring post—on so many levels. The variety of the quilt patterns, the long list of longarm volunteers, the driver/deliverers (!), and the impressive number of quilts collected… Wow. Warms my heart to see the good will and what can happen when people cooperate. Kudos to you, Carole, for inspiring so many to see what can happen, even in little bits like making a few blocks.

  3. connie wolfe

    Enjoyed the lovely quilt photos and update. Thanks! I got my quilt in the mail last week. Your tip on using a large cat food bag worked great.

  4. And to think; a terrible storm has such a beautiful outcome!!! Carole, you got us all started on this quilt drive, while we sat helpless otherwise. So, I personally want to thank you! Many of the members of Queen Bees follow your blog; and I want to thank them too; especially Sharon for suggesting we make a quilt as a bee project and for her quilting it. Ours shipped directly in May and is no doubt among the stack. I have six more Perkiomen blocks on my design wall, left over; and know that at some point there will be more. A basket of “parts” sits nearby the machine and I make a few sections when time permits. Congratulations on a wonderful project you inspired and prayers to those still struggling to get back on their feet.

  5. Barbara Moore

    I am impressed by the list of those LA-ers who came forward and said they would help – what a wonderful show of support from ladies across the country for people they’ll never meet. You are the reason I found out about this effort and I am just wanting to say thank you for putting the word out to Blogville Land so that we could learn about this. As one wrote earlier, we would never have known if not for you. I’ve made another scrap log cabin twin/double size and It will be tied on Thursday. After, it will go in the mail, but will send you a photo once it’s completed. Thanks again for the updates and the encouragement. Glad Connie, above, used my suggestion of mailing with feed bags – they’re the best way to ship! Barb in Tucson

  6. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, Your amazing leadership in the Carolina Hurricane Quilt donations are what helped so many quilters want to make and donate their lovely quilts to such a worthy cause! What an amazing outcome of donated Quilts there was, Carole! Plus, as you have pointed out all the time put in by longarm quilters, suppliers of batting and time delivering the quilts and everything that I am missing. Thank you so much for starting this and following it through to the end and sharing so many quilts with us! I can not give you enough credit and honor for what you deserve. Have a fantastic day Carole!

  7. manasotavacation

    What a warm and feel good way to start a MONDAY!!! Carole, many many kudos to you for your heart, your energy, your time and your organizational skills to make this happen. You provided the impetus for so many to show their generosity and help neighbors, as well as donating so much of your skill in quilting. Thank you.

  8. dezertsuz

    Such a joy to see so much beauty in these quilts. They are made as if for someone we know and love. So many people have put so much into this project. I am grateful to know quilters who give like this. Thanks for heading the drive and all you’ve done, Carole!

  9. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    I’m privileged to be a part of the project, Carole. I know someone will be touched by the generosity and love of many quilters! That’s a great feeling. Thanks again for coordinating this great effort!

  10. Sandra Britton

    Hallo from County Durham in the North East of England. I just wanted to saw how much the American sense of community and giving is such an inspiration to me. What a wonderful lot you are to undertake this quilting project – so practical, beautiful and generous. Much love sandra

  11. Thanks for the shout out, Carole!! I am finishing up the quilting on the last of the quilts from Brunswick Quilters. I will drop all three of their quilts at Cary Quilting before the July 29th deadline. I’m SEW glad that I was able to help with this project!

  12. Melanie

    A big WOW! Overwhelmingly wonderful! Thanks for all you do and for sharing so many stories, events, tutorials, etc. Yes, I’ve always got charity quilts in the works, mostly children’s and lap quilts. Nothing big that I can’t handle anymore.

  13. thedarlingdogwood

    So great to see so many!! I’ve got ten from Quilt Patch already, and will likely go there this weekend anyway and will see if they have any more.

  14. Joy B

    I love seeing all the beautiful quilts that have been donated for this great project! I appreciate everyone who has worked on the project, including YOU!

  15. Jayne

    An amazing heartwarming event that brought together so many people! Kudos to all that donated their time in many different ways. If people don’t work together, nothing will get done…not in this case!

  16. Thank you for all you have done for this charity event. In fact, many thanks to you, the long armers who volunteered their services and the quilters who shared their talents. I know people receiving these gifts of the heart will enjoy having the quilts to use.

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