Originally Posted by cherrio
well how nice. the church will be so pleased! is it for display or a raffle to make money for the church? really nice work either way!
I just enjoy making them and give them to my church because the pastor and my church family seems to really love my work. Our church is only a few years old and the walls looked so bare to me. 2 years ago, I made a "Fruit of The Spirit" quilt and that started it all. LOL They keep asking for more! Next I made a "Lords Prayer", and I'm
Originally Posted by amelia0607
I just had to come back and look at this one again! It touches me very deeply.
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Originally Posted by BeckySt
I longarm quilted all these for a local client the first one is a table runner out of the book Ho Ho Ho Let it Snow, the second is a tree skirt and the last one is a wallhanging and the pattern is called Tall Trim the Tree, it has paper pieced and embroidery ornaments attached to buttons, don't have a picture of tree with both sets on it but might be able to get one tomorrow when I deliver another quilt, the ornaments really make the quilt. I had a lot of fun quilting things, everything is freehand.
Does anyone else make quilts specifically to donate? Last year I sent 30 quilts (twin bed size) and 15 pillows to a children's cancer support group and when I did my taxes (credit for donations) I was only able to deduct a few dollars for each quilt. Each quilt had at least $50 worth of materials without counting thread and time actually quilting and binding (and not counting the $130 postage to mail all the packages).
This year I made 17 to give to my local children's hospital.
I have been looking everywhere for the now out of style country blue cotton material to make a quilt for my sister-in-law who only wants everything in country blue--any suggestions
The top quilt, which I called Irish Stars as it was an irish chain with stars, is the first one I actually finished, in 2008. I made it as a baby quilt for a friend - it's really big for a baby quilt, but this kid was the 5th kid and needed to be able to cuddle siblings as well as mom and baby! My first quilt still needs binding. I think I need to give up and give it away.Made the bottom quilt last year for a lady at church for her 99th birthday. She passed away last month and I miss her.
My Quilt at the guild show, September 2013 It's called Rainbow connection as it is made of bits of projects i've made or pieces of fabric i've been gifted. Pattern is a variation of Now and Later that was in APQ last fall.
Originally Posted by star619
Been there, done that. If you're having health issues, its hard to sustain the energy. BUT, a dear friend was having to finish a top for a certain occasion. I offered to help her. So, it was sort of half a project, and half a chance to visit. It worked! We got her project finished, talked, laughed, vented - it was a win-win situation for both of us. It increased my interest & enthusiasm. And the dry spell was over. Don't stress!
It's a creative outlet for most of us & sometimes your
I am in the market for a new sewing chair. I'd like one that is adjustable and with good back and lumbar support as well as being comfortable. Does anyone have some good recommendations?