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October 17, 2021
Quilt Top Parade from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I have a very fun post to share with you today.  Ray was blessed with a lots of tops from a blog reader, Judy.  He took pictures of them all and is sharing them with us today.

Ray writes:
Judy in Ohio emailed me that she reads your blog, sees the quilts I have finished and had 15 quilts that she wanted to know if I would like to have to finish and donate. That is a lot of tops! Well, last week UPS delivered three boxes from Judy. I just got finished going through them all and wanted to ...

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One Person Sweat Shop from Heart Desire Creations

Or maybe a serial sewer? Add generosity to that and you get eleven (11) Hospice quilts!!

Laurie moved to another town some time ago, but we do have fun keeping in touch with texts. There was a week or two that she was maniacally sewing – in a good way! She finished a few of her own projects, made quilts for teens aging out of the foster care system, made quilts for the Community Pregnancy Center, and made quilts for Hospice. Eleven of them! I never tire of hanging them all out on the clothes line and taking a pic. Pretty ...

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October 14, 2021
Community Quilts from Melinda from Jo's Country Junction

Yahoo…I have quilts from Melinda to share with you.  Melinda apologized for not finishing these quicker.  There is never a race to finish quilts.  Everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace.  Family, work, and health all trump and charity quilt finishes.  Now onto the quilts…

Melinda writes:
The first quilt I have for you is from Susan Hummel of MD.

She sent me 4 beautifully made tops to quilt back in early spring. This is the third one that I have gotten quilted.

The focus fabric is a beautiful Hawaiian-type hyacinth design. The pattern Susan used is ...

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October 13, 2021
Follow Up on Charity Quilting Announcement from Jo's Country Junction

Ever since I wrote that I was changing the way I was doing the charity quilt donations, read about that HERE if you missed it, I’ve been getting LOTS of emails, comments, and messages.

First off, I am totally okay.  This is not related to my physical health at this point.  Many of you made that assumption and it’s not true.  It is honestly because I want to choose how I spend my charity quilting time.  In the past, I have spent hours and hours sorting and rehoming all of the goods that come my way.  I’d ...

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October 12, 2021
Cresco Ladies Quilt Tops… from Jo's Country Junction

Sandra of the Cresco Ladies group was here last week.  She had two bags full of quilt tops.  She always jokes that she comes to my house so she can deliver the bags of quilt tops and get them out of her house with the hope that it won’t be as cluttered.  Then she comes to my house and I send a couple of bags back with her.  It’s a “one step forward, two steps back” kind of deal.

I was super excited to see a bunch of kid-friendly tops in this bunch.  Laurie the quilt finisher told ...

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October 11, 2021
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

It’s a good day any day that Ray sends me pictures of finished quilt tops.  I just loved seeing them!!

Ray writes:

“When I look at a quilt, I normally see the unique fabrics and designs that go into the creation of that quilt. Here are some quilts that you sent to me recently. In the package were two quilts that said they belonged to each other. No matter how I tried to separate them, I kept putting them back together again. Each quilt had a centerpiece of fabric that was bordered by a deep green polka dot fabric ...

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October 7, 2021
Community Quilts: News from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I have news from Ray today.

He writes:
Kris J, in UT, emailed me that she has a stash of quilting fabrics that she needs to purge. She says she is getting older and arthritis in her hands is making it very difficult to sew. Therefore she wanted to know if I would like some of her stash to use for community quilts. I said I would very much appreciate whatever she wanted to share. Boy did she ever share!! I received two LARGE boxes from the UPS man. There is a lot there and I will try to explain ...

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October 4, 2021
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Ray has been so busy.  He’s had so many quilts to share as of late.  It’s partly because he is truly that busy and partly because I’m behind on getting the community quilt post written.

Ray writes:
A while back you sent me some tops from an anonymous quilter. This is one of them.

It is a charm pack quilt with alternating print and solid fabrics. The prints are of Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, and friends. It is so adorable.

You also included fabric for the backing of princesses. Great combination.

I decided to use ...

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October 3, 2021
Community Quilts from Laurie from Jo's Country Junction

I have two community quilts to share with you today…both are from Laurie.  She does a wonderful job on all of the quilts that are sent her way.  I love seeing her work.

Both of today’s quilts originated from the Cresco ladies.  Laurie took on a stack of their quilts and has been working through them.

First up is this pretty blue one.  Here you can see it on Laurie’s machine as she is working on it.

Here it is finished…

The blue in the photo above is the real color.  I remember the quilt coming in ...

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Quilt backings from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Those darn pictures arrived in my inbox about an hour late. That rarely happens! Oh well, you know me and technology - some days I'm smoking, and other days, I'm cold. 

Let's start with the missing photos from yesterday!

Here are the running shoes and the ones on the left - the old ones look in excellent shape - slightly dirty, but in good condition. 

The old and the new

However, look at the bottoms! They are pretty worn - as a matter of fact, they are totally worn out. That was three months' worth of walking, so about 1,000 ...

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Community Quilts from Ronda from Jo's Country Junction

It makes me smile when I see an email from Ronda.  She was the first person I started working with as a quilt finisher.  I had such a pleasant experience with her that I opened it up to more people to finish quilts and that is when the community quilt project exploded.  I’m so happy to have hooked up with Ronda.

She writes:
I have a few more quilts ready to share with you today.  First up is a top sent to me from Melissa G. of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, that she made using red, white, and blue ...

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September 30, 2021
Community Quilts from the Cresco Ladies…and Jo from Jo's Country Junction

I was talking with Sandra from the Cresco Ladies group the other day and she said that she was working on binding a big pile of quilts.  We got to talking and I asked her if she ever bound quilts by machine.  She doesn’t. Then she went on to say that often tacking down the binding on a quilt might take 4-5 hours.  Oh my.  I heard that and then offered that I would finish a few for them.

Sandra said no…then her husband got sick and she gave in and said yes as the ladies are trying ...

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September 26, 2021
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I have gotten several emails from Ray lately.  He’s been so busy tackling his pile of community quilts.  Here are two of his recent finishes and a mail call.

Ray writes:
In the most recent package of Cresco ladies’ quilt tops was this wonderful quilt. When I looked at it, I was touched by the messages in the quilt.  With so much negativity flying around, I hung on to the positivity in this gem. Needless to say, it kept calling to me to long arm it so that its message could be seen and heard by others. So here ...

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Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I have emails to share with you from Ray.  He is still enjoying the break from customer quilts.  He does many quilts for snowbirds so over the summer he has more free time.  That’s why you all have been seeing lots of quilts from Ray.  When he doesn’t have customer quilts, he fights to squeeze in a few charity quilts.  I so appreciate his hard work and dedication to helping others!!

Ray got in a couple of quilt donations…He writes:
I received an email from Nancy M. a week ago asking if my church was having an ...

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September 23, 2021
Community Quilts from Karen from Jo's Country Junction

Yahoo…Karen’s at it again!  She does such great work.  I love seeing her finished community quilts.

She writes:
First up is a quilt top sent to me by Kay M. from Forrest City, IA.  It was a really interesting top with Denim and Apples measuring 46X55.

I used a piece of backing sent to me by Katie P from Janesville, WI.  The quilting is a panto called seamless.  As always, my guild supplies batting.  All these quilts will be donated to Stability First which supplies to all our local shelters.

The next three came to me from Jo ...

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September 19, 2021
Community Quilts and Mail from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

It’s a Ray-Day.  That means Ray has sent me emails with goodies for me to share with you all.

Ray writes:
I received a very nice box in the mail today from Tammy W. in Johnson, NE. She wrote to me that she needed to purge all kinds of odds and ends. I told her to send them down. OMG!! I just love all the goodies that people purge.

There is a saying that goes something like: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Well, I hit the mother load. There was a big stack of red ...

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Community Quilt from Jazz from Jo's Country Junction

I’m so happy…Jazz sent some finished quilt pictures.  I just love seeing her work.

Jazz writes:
Hi, Jo! Recently you sent me some red work beautifully done by one of your readers. I made them into a cheerful little baby quilt with some stars on red background border from Jeanne McArdle (of AZ?) and white polka dots on yellow from Holly Melton (of Brazil, IN) for a new baby at one of the county hospitals in here Harris County, Houston, Texas.  This one is about 45” square, stitched in the ditch as well as tied at each corner ...

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Sewing Therapy and More from Heart Desire Creations

I found myself floundering the past week as I was working through emotions on the loss of my sister. She had been sick for a while and although her passing was imminent, it somehow doesn’t seem real when it actually happens. To help clear my mind, I went to my 2 1/2″ strip box and began to sew. Mindless sewing can be so very therapeutic!

A few hours of sewing resulted in this scrappy Hospice quilt. I cut a backing from a pretty printed fleece and hung both in my flimsy closet to be quilted another time. Of ...

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September 16, 2021
Community Quilts from Karin from Jo's Country Junction

Karin sent me pictures of finished community quilts and I’m so happy to be sharing them with you today.

Karin writes:
Grab a cuppa and have a seat. I have 4 finishes for you today! First up, we have another amazing quilt from the talented Cresco ladies, perfect for the car lover!

Looks like they started with a simple little panel block and added cornerstones and map swatches, then a round of stripes, then brightened it up with rounds of yellow and green, finally reaching that pretty flame fabric that pulls it all together. I started stretching my chops ...

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September 15, 2021
Quilt Top Delivery from Jo's Country Junction

Sandra from the Cresco Ladies stopped by.  Look what she left…


So…grab a beverage and enjoy the show!!  Sandra worked her magic and came up with this design for some crumb blocks.

This was one of four, I think, quilts that were all similar.  Someone donated the panel to make a fabric “book”.  The ladies turned them into quilts.

This one had a different background fabric.

Here they put together a banner fabric panel with some other fun fabrics.

Here is another that uses the same banner.

If you ...

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