A Collaborative Quilt of Valor

I received these red, white and blue patriotic blocks blocks from sweet friend Melanie almost a year ago when I was looking for some patriotic orphan blocks to make another Quilt of Valor.  She thought they would make a wonderful quilt with the patriotic prints, but needed some help getting it finished, and was willing …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project

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 you to contribute, and I'll get to that in a minute.  Just to …

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Stamping Fun for the Humane Society

I still have a huge stash of stamping supplies, and was looking for another way to use some of it.  When I received the gift of two boxes of papers, I found a number of dog and cat related papers, plus little chipboard and cardboard cutouts, and some other charms and such with animal themes.  …

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Safelight Update and Winners

The response to the Safelight Project has been beyond my wildest dreams this year. I am just in awe of the outpouring of support!! Donations of cards, sewn case sets and money continued to come in all the way to the end of April. So much so that we have way beyond my initial goal …

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Safelight Project Update

Going to the mailbox these days is so fun, with all the packages to pick up!  The response from the greatest readers ever has been just awesome.  I am continually amazed at the generosity for a community in a rural area from literally all over the world.  That someone in Australia, or New Zealand, or …

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Hands 2 Help Plus Sign Quilt

Once again this year, I am participating with Sarah for her Hands 2 Help quilt drive.  It is well underway, and this year I wanted to send two small quilts to Little Lambs. For a lullaby quilt, the plus blocks were easy to do.  When they are added to solid blocks in a checkerboard setting, …

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Safelight Project 2018

I am reposting about this project and the prizes you can win as perhaps last week was just too busy with spring break.  My blog was also down for a couple of days as the upgrade was completed to remove ads and complete the redesign of the blog.  I hope you like the new look!  …

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California Fire Quilts Update

Picking up on the fire quilts, I have made quite a bit of progress since the last update. Here is where I left off, after the stitch-rip fiasco.  The first quilt was finally quilted, and I took it off the frame. I had a wide-width remnant left over from a previous quilt that I thought …

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California Fire Quilts Sew Day

Last Tuesday, friends gathered for a sewing day to begin the process of assembling the blocks received for the California Fire Quilt project.  I asked everyone to just bring a dish for our potluck lunch, and no sewing stuff, as using all my machines helps to keep them in working order. Picture heavy post coming!  …

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Assembling the First Blocks for the Fire Quilts

Over the past couple of weeks, more blocks and donations have been received, and I got to work to prepare for the first sewing day with friends.  I measured the blocks and divided them into piles based on their size.  The blocks ranged from 12-inches to 12-1/2-inches, with a fair number at 12-1/4-inches.  Thanks to …

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