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August 23, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I dropped I off some kid quilts at Annapolis Quilts for Kids and grabbed more quilts to get quilting. Even simple quilts can have a big impact. 
The simple meander is a great way to get back into the swing of quilting. 

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Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 44

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August 20, 2019
Super Nova from Jean Swenson


Super Nova
August 2019

Do you have a fabric in your stash that sits there day-in and day-out, month-after-month, year-after-year, taunting you to make something of it? Challenging you to do something to let it be the shining star it is? But, in your eyes, it lacks. It won’t play well with others. It doesn’t have a pretty motif, it isn’t modern, and its colors are juxtaposed in an odd way.

The plaid binding fabric in my Super Nova quanket was this fabric. It is one I probably would not have picked out in the store. I ...

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August 19, 2019
Sew Powerful + Baby Lock National Sewing Month Project from Tea Rose Home


Did you know that September is National Sewing Month? I know we are still in August, but let me do a shout out for a great sewing project so you can be ready!

Baby Lock has partnered with an amazing organization called Sew Powerful whose mission it is to help combat extreme poverty in Zambia through sewing. During September, Baby Lock retailers are hosting an exclusive charity events in their stores where you will use a Baby Lock sewing machine to make and donate purses that girls can use to carry reusable feminine hygiene products. This enables them to attend ...

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August 7, 2019
Safelight Project Delivery from From My Carolina Home

Yesterday was a fun day as we packed up the goodie bags and made the delivery to Safelight.  For those new to the project, Safelight incorporates many services for domestic violence victims and sexual assault victims providing counseling, case management, court advocacy, support groups and job training under one umbrella organization.  These bags provide much needed support for residents who are going through a terrible time in their lives, betrayed by someone they loved, fleeing abusive situations with their children and many times virtually nothing else.  These bags are filled with special items, to help someone feel like someone cares ...

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July 22, 2019
Quilts for Empowerment from Humble Quilts

I found out about this awesome ministry when I was giving my quilt lecture in Bend, Oregon. I made sure to look them up on quilt show day and support them by purchasing this wall hanging. 
Their main goal:
We teach quilting to impoverished women in Kenya, including obstetric fistula survivors, and young sexual assault survivors. We help women gain the skills and self-confidence to become economically independent and assist the girls to complete their education.


 This just really makes me happy!
This handwritten note was tucked in the little basket in front of the chicken. 
The back has this ...

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July 21, 2019
Quick Strip Piecing from Heart Desire Creations

Have you ever just wanted to sew, sew, sew?! No complex cutting, no pinning, and especially no thinking! That’s exactly how I felt a few days ago.  I dug through my charity quilt bin and pulled out pretty strips that a reader donated last year. They were not full strips, some really short, some half strips and the full length ones I cut so I would have all varying sizes.  I wanted some sort of accent in there so I cut 2 x 2 1/2″ black and white blocks to put between each strip.

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And next?  I sewed ...

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July 19, 2019
Safelight Project Update from From My Carolina Home

We have just two weeks to go for the Safelight Project, and I am delighted to announce that the financial goal has been exceeded.  Just yesterday in the mail, our donations rocketed past the goal!   The project will be providing 62 bags for the shelter, with 60 of them designed for women and two for men.

I had hoped we would get to sixty, so I went ahead and ordered the canvas bags with three different handle colors for the women’s bags, 60 in all.  I figured I would just make up the difference if needed, but now that ...

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July 12, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple more quilts pieced by Mary for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
And another by Mary. She makes panels so much more interesting than a panel tries to be.
This is the stack of quilts I have ready to go back for binding.

You can support Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 42

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July 8, 2019
Safelight Project 2019 Update from From My Carolina Home

Going to the mailbox last week was such fun, with new surprises several times.  We are making progress towards the goals, and I plan to order the bags this week.  The first package to arrive had three pretty case sets from Melanie Tehan.

Safelight Project 2019 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The incredible Becky Harbour sent five case sets plus a generous monetary donation.

Safelight Project 2019 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Heidi of My Little Stamping Blog sent six beautifully layered cards.

Safelight Project 2019 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

She put a personal note in each one, and every one was different.

Safelight Project 2019 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Danice Gentle sent three lovely cards with nice notes inside and fun stickers on her envelopes that looked like stamps ...

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July 5, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up so many quilts at the last Annapolis Quilts for Kids meeting. I am taking some time off this week, so I should be able to work through some of them. This one got some waves and swirls to keep with the underwater theme.
And you can never go wrong with a meander.

You can support Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. 

Here is ...

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June 28, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I really filled up my bag at the last Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I think I counted 12 or 13 quilts.
These little quilts are quick to quilt and make a big impact on the children who receive them.
You can support Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I think I'll start including this link in future posts.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

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June 14, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

The latest charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
This scrappy beauty was pieced by Trudy.

This lovely heart quilt was pieced by Mary. 

I'll be dropping off this stack of quilts at Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 36

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June 13, 2019
A Brilliant Array from Heart Desire Creations

These two quilts were donated quilt tops for Hospice that I quilted and bound.

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These two were tops I put together from blocks sewn at the Quilt & Sew-In retreat. I also quilted and bound these.

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Both were backed with yummy, soft fleece. I especially like the butterflies.

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I couldn’t resist lining all the Hospice quilts to date on the clothesline.  All that color! All that generous effort by so many! Looks like a carnival!

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And here they are, all stacked up and ready to go. At the end of summer I will hit it again and add a few ...

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June 11, 2019
Be Dazzled from Jean Swenson


Be Dazzled
May 2019

The star of this quanket is the zebra fabric blocks which are alternated with a medley of grey blocks. The zebra fabric represents zebras not only as black and white – or white and black </p>
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June 7, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple more charity quilts.
Pieced by Mary.
The meander is perfecft for these scrappy quilts.
This one was also pieced by Mary. They will be added to the stack to head back to Annapolis Quilts for Kids at the next meeting. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 34

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June 2, 2019
Good-bye May – Come on June! from Heart Desire Creations

Whew! The extreme heat of May (weeks of 90 degrees+) kept me inside getting lots of sewing done. All but two of the completed Hospice quilt tops have been quilted and bound, bringing the total today to 22! Four of those quilts were donated completely pieced, quilted and bound. A very talented and generous quilter donated them, but she wishes to remain anonymous. Look how great these are!

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And here’s my May wrap-up.  Now that it’s June, I’ll be taking a break from Hospice sewing and concentrating on a few of my many Works in Progress.

June 19 WIPS

 

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June 1, 2019
Leaping Lizards! from Heart Desire Creations

A couple of years ago Kaufman Fabrics generously donated “scrap” fabric to the Fairview Quilters, the group I work with to make Hospice quilts. I quickly grabbed the bright batik scraps and fun lizard fabric. Last year a quilt was made with some of the lizard fabric and I saved a few of the leftover blocks. At one of the Quilt & Sew-In retreats, attendees pieced strips of the bright batiks together. I brought it all home and played on the design wall.  I love the results!

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There wasn’t enough left over to make another quilt wholly from the batiks ...

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May 31, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up another stack of fun charity quilts from Annapolis Quilts for Kids on Saturday. I spent some time quilting some up during the long weekend. 
This one was quilted with the humble meander. 
I moved into the flower motif for the second quilt of the day. I love these big petals!
These will be joined by a few more over the next few weeks.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 32

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May 29, 2019
A Little Blue & White from Heart Desire Creations

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At my quilt guild monthly meetings, there is a table marked “free.”  Often someone is cleaning up their scraps and patterns and occasionally someone cleans out their whole quilt studio and shares their unwanted excess with guild members. Such was the case with this quilt. Laurie brought a table full of goodies to be scooped up and I grabbed this pretty little blue and white.

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Funny, I’m sure she started this many years ago. Her style and fabric tastes have changed so much. Although this quilt was almost completely finished, there it was, abandoned. There was just a little ...

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May 24, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working through the quilt tops I picked up at the last Quilts for Kids meeting. Everything from fun string-pieced blocks to log cabin blocks. 
Both of these were pieced by other members of the group. I trimmed them so they will be ready for binding when I drop them off. 
I'll be dropping off this stack of nine quilts at Annapolis Quilts for Kids tomorrow.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 30

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