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March 14, 2019
Charity Quilts from Jo's Country Junction

A blog reader suggested these be called “love” quilts rather than charity quilts.  I agree but….no one will ever remember that it’s the term I’m using and I’ll have to write an explanation into each post.  So charity quilts it is.

Ronda was busy….and so were her friends from the blog.

Ronda writes:

“I have a couple more charity quilts to share.  The first one is from Cindy E. in Ohio.  She sent a queen sized top and extra wide backing to go along with it.  I am a 99% scrappy quilt lover, and this ...

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March 9, 2019
QuiltCon 2019. #3 from The Cozy Quilter

I've been home from Nashville for over a week now and I still find myself thinking about and remembering all of the fun I had at QuiltCon.  When we arrived in Nashville, we went to the Tennessee State Museum to see this exhibit:
 


There were lots of other conference attendees enjoying the quilts as well.  One of the quilts on display was this basket quilt made by Samantha Pack.


Here is a close up of one of the baskets:


As you can see, this quilt was rather intensively hand quilted.  The local modern guilds used this quilt as inspiration ...

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March 7, 2019
Charity Quilts from Ronda from Jo's Country Junction

Ronda was busy again….

Ronda writes:
“I talked with a woman who works at the CSADV office last week and she told me that they could use some more quilts.  Lately, I have been donating mostly to Ronald McDonald House and to the Fathers with Children Shelter, so I will finish up five or six quilts like these two and take them to her.” 

The first top was made by Linda H. of Woodbury, Minnesota.  She sent the top and backing to you (Jo) and you forwarded it on to me.  There was enough of the backing fabric to use ...

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March 6, 2019
2019 QuiltCon Charity Quilts from Kwilty Pleasures


One of the best parts of QuiltCon is looking at all the Charity Quilts.


Each year there is a theme...this year it was "tiny pieces"
And a specific color palate.



Here are a few random pics of the Charity Quilts
that hung all around the parameters of the show.
I do not have all the names of the makers..
but all makers were amazing.











At the end of the show the charity quilts are donated to a charity.


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March 4, 2019
February & Another Finish! from Heart Desire Creations

It’s such a joy when many hands come together to make and finish a Hospice quilt. This quilt top was donated by a reader. I love the pieced border pattern! I prepared the backing and batting and then Judy (Goneaway Quilting) beautifully did the machine quilting. To finish it off I bound this pretty and peaceful lap quilt. May the recipient enjoy many hours of warmth with this quilt which was put together with love and caring.

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Lesson Learned:  When donations come in, I must put the donor’s info on a piece of paper and attach it to ...

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March 3, 2019
Back to normal - almost.. from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Things are almost back to normal. Two computer things left that I can think of. My email contact list is gone so I have to remake my groups and contacts. Shoot - I must remember in future to make a copy of that file and have it save on the external hard disk That's a bit of a bummer, but it can be recreated. That means that I have NO autofill for e-mail addresses. As I send out notices, the autofill will be recreated, but right now - it's a pain to send out e-mails!

The second thing - I tried ...

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March 1, 2019
Important lessons from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

There's great news today! Actually lots of great news!

First up - the demolition crew came back to check the moisture levels in the basement. Despite the fact that they pulled up into my neighbor's drive (I can see everything from my new sewing room!). Her house is identical to mine on the outside and we are both Elaine. It's happened only once before that I know of. Anyway - they seemed to be there a long time for arriving at the wrong address. No worries - they finally arrived at my house and YEAH - the basement is dry. So ...

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February 28, 2019
Charity Quilts: A Ronda Edition from Jo's Country Junction

I have charity quilts from Ronda today…..

Ronda writes:
It feels a little frivolous to be writing to you about the charity quilts that I have ready to donate when you and your family are going thru such a hard time.  Let me know if you want me to hold off with them for a while.”

I’ll answer to Ronda and everyone else.  Please don’t hold off on anything.  Life is going on.  We don’t want to sit and wallow in the bad that is happening.  We want to be celebrating the good.  We want fun mail ...

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February 21, 2019
Charity Quilts from Ronda and Friends from Jo's Country Junction

First off let me say I am behind on my email.  It’s the thing that has kind of dropped in the hustle of things.  I’m hoping to get a little time over the weekend to at least make an attempt.  Be patient with me…I’ll get to it.  BUT don’t be afraid to send anything to me a second time.

Ronda has been busy again….

She writes:  “The first one was a top that was sent to me from Jean D. in Seguin TX. ”

I used one of the black sheets that you(Jo) had sent ...

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February 20, 2019
More Isolette Plus Quilts from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

My loyal gang of quilters has been working since the first of the year on more of those isolette baby plus quilts I shared with you HERE in November.  At this point, most of the bundles that we collected together in this tub have been turned into quilts to be donated to the NICU at a Lexington, KY hospital.
We get together every couple weeks for an afternoon of stitching and in spite of the weather have managed to turn out a couple dozen quilts
It's interesting to listen to everyone as they lay out the pattern -- we run ...

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February 14, 2019
Charity Quilts: Pierce City Library Quilters from Jo's Country Junction

Through my charity quilting adventures I learned about a quilting group in Pierce City, MO that calls themselves the Pierce City Library Quilters.  My contact for the group is Caro.  She’s been wonderful to work with.


Some of the things that you all have sent my way have been passed on to Caro and her group.  Check out some of their quilts….


I asked Caro to tell us a little more about her group of quilters.  Caro writes:
Our group is very small – started at about 8 regulars, up to 21 on our email list, now down to 4 ...

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Quilts in the Sun from Heart Desire Creations

Finally, after many dreary days the sun shone today and pics could be taken outside!These quilts are just too bright and merry to have their pics taken indoors.  Two more Hospice finishes!  This first quilt is just so fun and happy.  The quilt top was donated so all I had to do was quilt and bind. This will definitely put a smile on someone’s face!

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This quilt top was made from donated blocks.  I absolutely love scrappy so I was so excited to put this one together. Quilted, bound and done!

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They are even more fun side by ...

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February 7, 2019
Charity Quilts from Ronda and Friends from Jo's Country Junction

Ronda has been busy again.  It’s always fun for me to see what she is working on.  I sometimes forward tops on to her and am always curious if one of those will be in the group she has finished.  I’m sure others of you who send quilts wonder the same.

Today, Ronda writes:
The first quilt I have to share with you was a top that you forwarded on to me from Barbara in NM.  It is a nice 54 X 64 lap quilt in beautiful colors.”


I totally agree on Ronda’s words saying this was ...

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February 4, 2019
Lots of Cutting & Retreat Prep from Heart Desire Creations

Sewing retreats – so very much gets done! To prepare for a 4 day retreat I’m going to, I cut out not one, but two new projects! The first is for a gift for a little boy. I’ve never done an “I Spy” quilt before and thought it would be the perfect gift for the little guy.  Unfortunately, my stash is not very supportive of this quilt. I did manage to cut 9-five inch blocks and then the request process to friends and my guild for more. I’m going to do “square in a square” blocks, using various ...

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February 1, 2019
Sewing in the Polar Vortex from Luann's Loose Threads

We are just coming out of the Polar Vortex.   Schools here were closed both Wednesday and Thursday, and at one point our temperature was -10 degrees, and the wind chill was -41 degrees.   I just trusted the weather forecasters that this was bone chilling cold, and I stayed inside.  It's a bit warmer today, and we had some snow overnight.   It's not enough to completely cover the grass.  Before spring, I would just like one huge dump of snow.  And, I would like for it to snow during the day so I can watch it pile up.  I ...

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Sewing in the Polar Vortex from Loose Threads

We are just coming out of the Polar Vortex.   Schools here were closed both Wednesday and Thursday, and at one point our temperature was -10 degrees, and the wind chill was -41 degrees.   I just trusted the weather forecasters that this was bone chilling cold, and I stayed inside.  It's a bit warmer today, and we had some snow overnight.   It's not enough to completely cover the grass.  Before spring, I would just like one huge dump of snow.  And, I would like for it to snow during the day so I can watch it pile up.  I ...

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January 31, 2019
Charity Quilts from Ronda from Jo's Country Junction

Ronda is at it again…All busy getting charity quilts finished up.  She had some help from some amazing blog readers.

Ronda writes;
I have three quilts ready for donation.  The first one is from Debbie S. in NY.  She made the top using cute farm themed fabric and used some leftover blocks on the back.  The pantograph I used kind of reminded me of hay bales I’ve seen laying in the fields.”

Oh my.  CUTE prints.  I love all things farm so especially love this one.


The backing looks great too.  These are my favorite kinds of backings ...

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January 25, 2019
Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project from Val's Quilting Studio

From Canada to Oregon and soon to Carolina....many hands make for light work as we quilter's work together to help those who lost everything in Carolina's Hurricanes.
I volunteered to quilt donation quilts for Carole's Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project and was happy to receive this one in the mail. And thanks for the adorable pincushion Deborah! (That was just so thoughtful) It will be on the frame this weekend. I'll then get it's binding on and it will soon  be on it's way to Carolina. I hope you'll think of joining us ...

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January 24, 2019
Charity Quilters in Florida from Jo's Country Junction

In the midst of sewing room clean out I figured out that I don’t really finish charity quilts very often anymore.  With my shoulder injury and the amount that now goes through here, there is no way I could have ever kept up.

That lead me to realizing I really didn’t need the extensive cotton sheet collection that I had.  So…I shipped them out.  Carol a charity quilter with her church group messaged me that they could put the sheets to use.  AWESOME.  I sent some her way.

Carol writes:
Hi Jo, I’m attaching a photo ...

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January 2019 OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

The 9 patch leader and ender blocks are now a finished top.
9patch topSewing the top together was my OMG for the month.
I’m not a fan of big borders, but I didn’t have any more of the floral fabrics. The outside border is actually a pale green. I want to donate the quilt and it had to meet minimum size requirements.
Cuddles has no shame. She never met a quilt she didn’t like.
I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts.

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