Saturday, June 26, 2021

A Boy With My Quilt!

 This quilt was made by me and quilted by my cousin, Beth, in 2020. About half the blocks were made by me, and half by my online group, Sunshine Quilts. It is now in the possession of this boy, a Syrian refugee. I'm not sure where he is at this moment. Probably a refugee camp in ... ? Not sure. The man who is helping has a vest which reads SCM. It stands for Syrian Cultural something or other. We (through Quilts Beyond Borders ) arrange with them to have our quilts sent in their large shipping containers with many other supplies.

It warms my heart and inspires me to keep sewing when I get this lucky opportunity to see where my quilts end up. Be warm and safe, young man!

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

H2H: This Year's Quilts

 Every year Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict organizes a charity quilt give-away. She encourages quilters to think of the world community or the local community and give quilts to those in need. She picks various programs we can choose to support, or even encourages us to donate to a program of our own choosing. I have participated every year since I found out about it (ten+ years?) and always enjoy it a lot.

This is what I created in 2021. This one went to Victoria's Quilts in Canada. She wants them to be 50" x 70" and tops only. That helps with the extra expense of postage to Canada. Victoria and her crew finish the quilts and then give them to people who have cancer. This was made from a huge pile of floral fabrics I received free from a friend. Florals don't seem particularly great for kid quilts, so I thought they might be suitable for some adults who are undergoing cancer treatments. Not a big fan of florals myself, I was still pretty happy with how this one turned out. It's even pretty!

The next one is photographed twice. It is also made from the floral fabrics, and went to Quilty Hugs which gives the quilts to people in the U.S. who have cancer. Again, it seemed appropriate for an adult. I assume that's who it will be given to. My cousin, Beth, quilted this for me on her long-arm.

At the last minute I also decided to participate in the Hometown Heroes quilt gifting. Because it was a last-minute decision, it has not yet been quilted and not yet been given away. But this is the top which I made from a kit and will be finished soon, I hope. Pattern is Magic Carpet by Vanilla Latte Quilts. (This quilt is high-lighted in my previous post from May 26.)

To see other gorgeous quilts given out by generous quilters, click here and be inspired.