Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project Wrap Up

The last shipments from Western North Carolina, Charlotte, Raleigh and Fayetteville were sent at the later part of August and the beginning of September.  I am delighted to report that as of now, 543 quilts have been delivered to the Catholic Charities office.  There will be one more run by runner Lori Milsap going from …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilts Virtual Show

Another pickup was made from Cary Quilting Company, a carload of wonderful quilts for the hurricane project.  The diversity in designs have been like having a quilt show in my guest room, LOL!!  It has been wonderful to see them, and I want to share some of the latest ones with you. First, Material Girls …

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Blue Hurricane Quilt

I have finally finished the last quilt I will do for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project, a lovely top of blue fabrics pieced by Darlene Cooley.  It reminds me of the ocean.  I loaded it with a lovely Quilter's Dream batting donated by Susan at Desert Sky Quilting. It is a neat pattern, with strips …

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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 …

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Quilting a Foundation Pieced Quilt

This beautiful quilt top was brought to me for quilting and presented a number of quilting challenges.  The top maker was a local quilter and she wanted it to go to the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  She did a wonderful job with the piecing in pretty pinks and greens.  Since I have run out of …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilts Update

The second shipment of quilts went to Wilmington recently, with quilts coming from Charlotte, Raleigh and Western NC as well as a couple from Upstate SC.  Ready for a virtual quilt show? Here are a few of the lovelies that went on the trip, as well as some that were sent in the mail.  A …

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Quilty Road Trip

About a week ago, I drove over to Shelby to meet with my runner for the Charlotte area to get the quilts for the hurricane project left at the drop shop, Quilt Patch.  As I was coming out of the mountains, I was struck by the many different colors of green on the mountainsides and …

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Row Quilt for Charity

A friend sent me an email a few weeks ago with a picture of a row quilt, and wanted some advice on adding some borders.  She said the quilt was long and narrow, made from a kit, and she wanted to expand it to make it bed size.   Then amazingly, she said she wanted it …

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Virtual Quilt Show

Today I want to show you a virtual quilt show of quilts done by readers for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  The response from all our longarm quilters and volunteer piecers has been wonderful.  I wish I could show you every single quilt made and received by the project!  But, here are just a few …

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Hands2Help Features the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project

Today, the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project will be Featured on Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Sarah's annual Hands2Help project.  I've participated in her event several years now, as she gathers support to assist charities with quilt donations.  There are prizes to win as well, and I am providing one of the prizes for the …

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Completing the Last Queen Quilt

When this project began, I made the commitment to make and send five queen size quilts to Wilmington for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project with the help of friends.  The last of the queen quilts was finished in a diamond design, yet another way to arrange the blocks. Many thanks to Claire and Mac Warner, …

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More Quilts for the Hurricane Project

The pile of quilts kept growing over the past couple of weeks, with more coming into the quilt shops.  Thanks to runner, Laura, bringing over the quilts from Cary Quilting, the pile doubled in size! Some of the members of the Asheville Quilt Guild dropped off these pretty quilts. I liked their labels, so cute! …

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Quilting with an Oops, and more quilts received!

When I started the hurricane project, my commitment was to do five queen size quilts from blocks sent in by readers. These two flimsys were next on the list for quilting.  I did the one on the right, and another longarmer friend is quilting the one on the left for the project. I loaded the …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project February Update

Quilts are starting to arrive at the office in Wilmington for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project,  a few per week.  Throughout this post will be pictures of some of the arrivals in the past month.  The first post with all the details is still linked to the button on the sidebar, and you can click …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project

Please click on Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project for FAQs and the latest info. The Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project is well underway, collecting new and nearly new bed size quilts for the victims of Hurricane Florence and Michael on the North Carolina coast.  Even if you do not sew or quilt, there is a way for …

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