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May 16, 2021
Community Quilt from Doris from Jo's Country Junction

I have had lots of quilts in lately.  I just love it.

Doris is the finisher on all of these.  She writes:

Hi Jo, here are three from the last batch you sent. They were all made by the Cresco ladies.

This was my first time quilting with Minky and I loved it. I did take the buttons off and FM some eyes since it was going to a program serving at-risk moms with babies.

This one was… free motion quilted with swirls. It will go to Quilts Beyond Borders.

This one was 48×56 and I free motioned your ...

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Community Quilts from Ronda from Jo's Country Junction

You were treated to some great quilts that Ronda finished on Thursday, happily, I have more quilts from Ronda to share with you today.

Ronda writes:

The first top was sent to me from Linda M. of Tucson, Arizona. 

She also sent the pretty teal-colored backing fabric. 

The binding was from some fabric you passed on to me from Sandra in Texas. 

The quilt finishes at 57 X 66 and was donated to Opportunities Unlimited.

The next quilt I have to share with you today is…

one my sister made using scraps that I gave her that had come to ...

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May 15, 2021
Community Quilts from Celesta from Jo's Country Junction

I’ve had a really busy week and again am pressed for time to write blog posts.  Happily, I’ve gotten in a lot of community quilts. So I’m writing an extra post on community quilts today.  These are from Celesta and her group that works to help provide baby quilts for women in Tanzania who birth their babies through the sponsored clinic.

Celesta writes:
Life has thrown our little group into a busy time, with several new grandbabies and some health issues but we have some quilts finished, all thanks to Maryanne from Perkasie, Pa. She has been ...

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May 9, 2021
Community Quilts from Karin from Jo's Country Junction

Karin sent quilts finishes to share.  It’s a treat today as there are three to share.

Karin writes:
I believe this fun little number was originally from Jeanine, Guttenberg, IA. I think it is a disappearing pinwheel block, and then centers are amazing!

I wanted to keep the motion going, so I just arced around the outsides and put a little ribbon spiral on the inside of each block. Then, just to keep it sturdy, I stitched in the ditch around all the stripes and put a little Turks cap free motion around the outside border. Unfortunately, my self-binding ...

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Community Quilts from Laurie from Jo's Country Junction

I have several community quilts to share with you today.  Laurie teamed up with the Cresco Lady Quilters to make some great quilts.

I apologize for the small photos I tried to enlarge them but had no luck.  There are five quilts for me to share with you today.

This is a rainbow version.

There are splashes of the border print mixed in the middle.  You can see that Laurie did a wavy machine quilting on this.

Next up is an “almost panel” style quilt.  You can see the pictures in the center flanked by a burgundy color.

The backing ...

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May 6, 2021
Community Quilt from Lori from Jo's Country Junction

First-I got a message from Melinda.  She is one of the newer quilt finishers.  You can see the quilts that she finished HERE.

She writes:
I would be happy to receive quilt tops and backings directly from “Jo fans” as it would save on postage. Please understand that I don’t have a fancy computer-operated long arm to do fancy stitching for me and due to several health constraints I now only do quick and simple all-over meanders on my comfort quilts.

Quilts that Care has approximate size suggestions that are most useful to them. 
Lap  50 x 65
Nap ...

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May 3, 2021
Community Quilts from Jo's Country Junction

Before I get to today’s post:  Is there anyone willing to finish some quilt tops that is near or around New Franklin, OH?  I have someone who is finishing some quilt tops from UFO pieces I sent to her.  She can’t finish the quilt tops but would love for them to be finished and donated somewhere in her area.  (use the area loosely…like within 5 hours of there)  If you or know of a group that finishes quilts, please leave a comment in the comment section and I’ll get back to you.

Now on to today ...

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May 2, 2021
Mail Call… from Jo's Country Junction

Today’s mail call is not mail that came to me.  It’s mail you all sent to the quiltmakers and finishers.

First from Ray… He writes:
Just a quick note to let you know another of your blog readers mailed me a package that I received today. It is a cute top that Barbara L. in Decatur, GA made. She says she made it with charm squares, white layer cake squares, and some polka dot fabric for the border. She got the layout from google images. She included some light blue polka dot fabric for the binding and some ...

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Community Quilts from Laurie from Jo's Country Junction

I have several quilts to share with you today.  A newer finisher named Laurie has a great bunch of finished quilts to share with us all.

Laurie tackled a few quilts from the Cresco ladies.  The first one is this doll quilt.

Laurie did a great job with the custom quilting.  Each segment of the quilt got its own special touch.  The quilt is 48”x53”.

This is the backing…

This next one was…

48” x 54”.  Check out the door of some of the houses.  These are little people in the doorway.  So cute and creative on the Cresco ...

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April 29, 2021
Community Quilts from Lori and Dori from Jo's Country Junction

I have the prettiest, brightest quilt to share with you.  Lori and Dori teamed up again to make an amazing quilt that will be donated to Sharehouse, a facility that helps people who are battling addiction.  Lori works hard to support the people there and with the help of great people like Dori, much good is being done there.

Lori writes:
Dori J. from Washington state had contacted you and you gave her my email address and she asked if she could send me this string top.  It was a lovely string quilt top.

 I asked Dori for a bit ...

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April 26, 2021
Airing of the Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

When quilt finishers finish quilts it is up to the finisher to find a good cause to donate the quilts to.  I have a treat for you today.  I got an email from Ray filled with pictures showing where a few of the quilts that he’s finished have gone.

Ray writes:

Saint Hilary’s Episcopal Church is where I donate a lot of quilts for them to donate as a part of their community outreach program. Yesterday (a few weeks ago now) they had several quilts that they sold at their Airing of the Quilts to generate funds to ...

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April 25, 2021
Mail and a Quilt from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Ray sent me a few emails…he has mail to share and a quilt top finish.  I am going to put them all together into one post.

Ray writes:

The mailman has been busy delivering packages to me in Florida again. I just love all the special treats and surprises from your wonderful blog readers.

Donna F. in NY sent me a box full of thread. All different colors and weights. Those will really come in handy for binding, mending, and possibly making a top.

At the airing of the quilts, everyone really admired the top that Pat T. in ...

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Quilt Tops Looking for a Finisher from Jo's Country Junction

I have a treat for you today… I have lots of quilt tops that are looking for a home.  Anyone is allowed to request tops and finish them.  The only requirement is that they MUST be donated to a fundraiser or charitable group or someone in need.  You also are asked to send photos of the finished quilts back to me along with a few sentences about the quilt and where it was donated.  The people who make the tops love to see where their quilts were donated to.  If you quilt with a guild or group, you can also ...

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April 23, 2021
Memories are precious from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Wow --- I heard from Jackie, whose father-in-law recorded his eulogy, and it was played at his funeral! How cool is that? I really think it would be fun to touch base with your friends in such a manner. That is there are any friends left! While it's a sad day, it's also a time to celebrate and embrace the moment. Life is so short - we need to have fun with it - right to the end. 

So here's something else related to that. As you know, I'm watching old episodes of The Quilt Show. I started at ...

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April 22, 2021
Community Quilts from Ronda from Jo's Country Junction

I have a treat for you today.  I have four quilts to share with you.  All were finished by Ronda.  She does wonderful work and was one of the first people to volunteer to help finish quilt tops.  I so appreciate her work.

Ronda writes:
The first top was sent to me from Cindy E. of Mansfield, Ohio.

This all batik beauty is a nice lap size at 64 X 80.  I believe she also sent the purplish batik backing, which I added a little blue to,  to make it bigger.  The blue I added and used for the binding ...

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April 20, 2021
All is calm...................... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Oh my god!!!!  I'm so excited! Can you believe that I'm feeling under control? The homework is mostly written and sent out. I forgot to include a couple of small things for one group, and it will get tidied up today. The sewing part of the homework is pretty much up-to-date. The writing is mostly up-to-date. I told you this would happen! You just need a little bit of faith! Through it all, I've kept up the walking and some of the gazebo time. 

I did have one small SNAFU this morning. I was looking for one ...

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April 18, 2021
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I have an email from Ray and we both wanted to share it with you…

Ray writes:

The Easter Bunny was really, really good to me again this year, and wanted to share some of it with you.

I received a big package in the mail from Doreen C, in IA. She has sent me a lot of yardage last year and sent me a package again this year. There were several nice yardage cuts that I can and will use for backs. There were also several cones of quilting thread for the long arm. All will be put to ...

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On Their Way from Heart Desire Creations

On Friday, the volunteer coordinator for the local Hospice came to my home to pick up nine quilts. It was a wonderful bonus to have her visit me and talk about donated quilts. It was especially awesome to hear about the comfort and joy they give to Hospice patients. And here there all are:

This quilt was put together with blocks a reader sent to me about a year and a half ago. Oh the colors – so happy! I had been so enthused about this quilt once put together, it was quickly quilted and bound.

The quilt below was made ...

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Google is everywhere from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I had such a great day yesterday! I felt like I could tackle the world, and while I didn't solve any global issues, I accomplished loads! Had some great conversations with the Long Time Gone class, and well - it was a great day! Let's see what happened. 

Oh, first - I want to share some walking stuff. Here's the thing about the virtual challenges -- I'm learning TONS about the geography in the areas in which I walk. I'm currently walking the Appalachian Trail, which goes through the mountains along the eastern part of the United States ...

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Community Quilts from Melinda and Susan from Jo's Country Junction

I have quilts in from a new quilt finisher named Melinda.  She’s from Connecticut.  I’m so excited to be sharing them with you.

Melinda writes:

Thank you for connecting me with Susan Hummel of MD. She sent me 4 beautifully made tops for me to quilt. It is such a treat to receive tops to quilt that are well made and very nicely pressed. I have completed two of them and told you I would share some pictures.


Quilt #1

This is a fun and classy quilt top. The focus fabric is a beautiful peacock design.  The pattern ...

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