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More Pictures from Uganda — and Quilts Headed to Uganda, Syrian Refugees and the IQF

October 23, 2014

Photos from Uganda:

My cousin, Cindy Roth, has sent me more pictures from the delivery she and her church members made  to New Hope, Uganda, earlier this year.   The photographer asked Cindy to let us know that the students have been delighted to get these beautiful quilts, and send along their thanks to all the quilters who made them!

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Quilts Headed to Uganda, Syrian Refugees, and the IQF:

We have another initiative currently underway to get more quilts to more children in Uganda to the Christ the Center Ministries Primary and Nursery School in Kampala, Uganda.  We are also working with two organizations to get quilts to children who are refugees from the war in Syria.  And in all our spare time (LOL!) we’re finalizing plans for our fundraising booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.   Each year, with the permission of the makers, we sell some beautiful quilts at the IQF.  We have no paid staff, and the money we get from the sale of quilts (and the products we bring back from our quilt delivery trips) goes entirely to getting quilts finished and delivered to the children.  Some of the quilts below will be going to Uganda, others to Syrian refugees, and others will be going to Houston.

Loretta, our Regional Coordinator in Tyler, Texas, recently sent me some great photos of bright and cheerful quilts made by the team of Carolyn Sower, Sharon Turvaville,and Lana Davis.  Great job, Ladies!  These are wonderful!

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The following quilts were quilted by Jean Clarkson of the Mesquite Quilt Guild.  The quilts  pieced by Amy Bellany,  Mary Lou Stinson and MaryAnne Whitehead, are being sent to the school in Uganda.   The quilts pieced by Meral Fritchey and Judy Daniels are being shown at the Houston International Quilt Show as fundraiser quilts.   Whether in the US or abroad, some children are going to be very happy to cuddle under these lovely quilts!  Many thanks to the hands and hearts that provided these lovely quilts!

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Finally, I have a group of lovely and unusual quilts that were sent to me by several different quilters from different places.   Some of these quilts will be sent to Uganda, others to Syria, and others will be going to the IQF as fundraising quilts.  Great thanks to Jeanne Ayers, Cathy in Iowa of the Sunshine Guild, Marilyn Barba (quilted by Kin Hum), Susan Seward (pieced by Mary Jean Morrison), Sharon Mitchell, Linda La Fleur, Ann S, Lynda Galloway, Jean McKay and Judith White.  Thank you, Ladies!

Ann S Cathy in Iowa - Sunshine Guild Jean McKay Jeanne Ayers 1 Jeanne Ayers 2 Jeanne Ayers 3 Judith White Linda LaFleur Lynda Galloway Marilyn Barba - Kin Hum Mary Jane Morrison - Susan Seward Sharon Mitchell 1 Sharon Mitchell 2

We are so grateful to all the quilters who so generously gave of their stashes, time and talent to make all of these beautiful quilts!  Thank you all!

Regards,

Carla

Pictures from Uganda, and Quilts Headed for Guatemala

October 16, 2014

Photos from Uganda:

Earlier this year my cousin, Cindy Roth, and other members of her church group went to Uganda to New Hope to the Kasana Children’s Center to do some mission work there.  We sent 150 quilts along with them for the children.  Because of scheduling conflicts Cindy’s group wasn’t able to distribute the quilts personally, which is something that happens from time-to-time.  (It’s always a disappointment when that happens, because everyone wants to be Santa at least once in their lives!)  However Cindy just received some pictures from the delivery that occurred after the missionaries had left.

Here they are!

 

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The smile on this boy”s face says it all, doesn’t it?  I know the children who received these and the other quilts we sent to Uganda will cherish them!  Great thanks to all the wonderful quilters who made all the beautiful quilts we sent to Uganda.

Quilts on their way to Guatemala:

Loretta Kelldorf, our Regional Coordinator in Tyler, Texas, has been coordinating an initiative for Orphan Outreach in Plano, Texas, to take some quilts to the Downs Syndrome School in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  She recently sent me these pictures of some of the beautiful quilts that will be on their way to the children in Guatemala shortly.  The quilters include Joanne Hopkins, Donna Della Camera (the winner of our Fat Quarter Challenge this year!), Margaret of Washington, Delleen of Oregon, Karen Vander Stoep, Karen Matheson, Donna Sciandra, Alice McQueen, MJF, Susan Brown, Jennifer DeMeuse and L. Hollingsworth.  To know which quilter made which quilt, please hover your cursor over the thumbnails.  For a close-up view, click on the thumbnail.

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Thank you, all the wonderful ladies who made these beautiful quilts!  We’ll post pictures of the children who receive them as soon as we get the pictures from Orphan Outreach.

Regards,

Carla

 

 

More Quilts Headed to Refugees in the Middle East

September 8, 2014

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve had some significant deliveries of quilts on the East and West coast of the US that will be headed to refugee children in the Middle East. Photos of quilts that Karen was gathering for the Salaam Cultural Museum in Seattle were shown in our last posting. Karen made another delivery to Rita of SCM yesterday, and had this to say:

Paul and I delivered another 63 quilts to the Salaam Cultural Museum today. Rita was glad to receive as she leaves on Monday for the middle east, along with a fleet of medical professionals, a full container of clothing and provisions. It just leaves us amazed at what one woman can generate. It’s been a real privilege meeting her.

Our quilts are especially welcome as winter approaches. Refugees are living in tents with no heat. Rita was much concerned about babies and appreciative of the quilts, which will help.

The scope of people displaced is huge, about 10-1/2 million Syrians (1/2 outside the country and 1/2 inside). Our quilts are also going to the displaced, in Gaza. In our way, we just quilt for one child at a time. We are blessed in giving and no doubt, the child is thrilled.

It was a day of “awe”. In all I’ve been able to deliver 113 quilts, they are all well done and beautiful. Thank you to everyone who has quilted to this occasion. Honestly, it was one amazing quilt show.

Currently QBB is sending quilts to refugees from a port in Virginia and also the port in Seattle. So, if you have quilts to send, please email quiltsbeyondborders@gmail.com, let us know the quantity and where you are sending from and we’ll provide an address, east or west, the closest to you.

Thank you for all you do, sewing and creating smiles!

Karen

Additionally, Noreen Fling and her husband Rodger have made a recent delivery of about 100 quilts to Gleaning for the World in Concord, VA for their upcoming deliveries to Jordan for Syrian refugees and Iraq for the Yazidi and Christian Refugees there.  Noreen sent pictures of the experience.

The first three pictures show her living room lost under 100 quilts!  Way in the corner between lamp and french door are 130 kitted quilt  tops, ready, so if you’re a longarmer with a little extra time and a generous heart, looking for something to practice on while developing new skills which will also improve the lives of children living in very difficult circumstances, drop us an email to quiltsbeyondborders@gmail.com and we’ll send you some tops  (kitted up with backing and binding) to work on.

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The pictures below show our delivery to Gleaning.  Noreen is the blond wearing the striped shirt and green capris.  Our contact at Gleaning, Daphne, is the blond wearing the black and white top and black slacks.  The other young women in the pictures are working at Gleaning, and you can see from the shots of the warehouse that they are working very hard to move lots of supplies and humanitarian aid that will make a great deal of difference to people living in crisis.

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Great thanks to all the quilters who have made it possible for us to deliver these 200+ beautiful quilts to SCM and Gleaning.  The children who receive them will love them, and as winter sets in they will greatly appreciate their warmth.

Regards,

Carla

More Beautiful Quilts Headed to Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan

September 3, 2014

Last week Karen Vander Stoep and her husband Paul had the privilege of delivering 50 gorgeous quilts to the Salaam Cultural Museum (SCM) in Seattle. Karen is a member of our Board of Directors and Paul has worked closely with us for many years as well. SCM is a group which provides humanitarian aid, and we’ve been working with them to provide quilts to Syrian refugee children.

Following is a picture of Karen standing beside SCM’s founder, Rita Zawideh. On a monthly basis Rita arranges for trips by a team of doctors, nurses, dentist, psychiatrists plus needed medications, clothing, quilts, gloves, scarves and “you name it” for Syrian refugees.

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How many refugees? Rita says, about 10 1/2 million: half outside Syria and half displaced in Syria. Rita is a native of Jordan and clearly, her heart and her life is dedicated to the refugees. She is so zealous about the cause, It makes you want to engage your highest speed.

Below are some of the quilts we received from Delleen Kompkoff, Marion Bergstrom and her block exchange group, Donna Sciandra, Karen Okerstrom, Linda Mullins-Spirio, Loretta Kelldorf and Mary-Elizabeth Crane.  Hover over the pictures with your cursor to see which quilters participated in making the quilts in each picture.

Delleen Kompkoff - Marion Bergstom Group 1 Delleen Kompkoff - Marion Bergstrom Group 2 Donna Sciandra - Linda Spirio 1 Donna Sciandra - Linda Spirio 2  Donna Sciandra - Linda Spirio 3 Karen Okerstrom Loretta Kelldorf Mary-Elizabeth Crane

Thank to everyone who contributed quilts!  We are currently searching for a person or guild to help us collect for the November shipment.  If you are interested in assisting us, please contact us at our gmail ID, quiltsbeyondborders@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Carla

More Love to Spread!

July 7, 2014

It’s been a busy month for receiving quilts here in Utah. First up! More Fat Quarter Challenge quilts! These have been trickling in all year and it’s so fun to see the different ideas! Many thanks to Lorraine H, M J Figard, Myra Furnage and the Union County Quilt Guild and Rosemary B. Each of these quilts are sure to delight some young heart!

Lorraine H FQC M J Figard FQC Myra Furnage FQC Rosemary B FQC

Next we have some beauties from Donna Sciandra. When she heard we needed more boyish quilts, she promptly set to work and whipped the following up:

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So simple and yet they’ll bring a smile to your face every time.

Next, Pat F from the Sunshine Online Quilt Guild volunteered to take some kits from me to longarm which she did a wonderful job on. The tops were pieced by the Quilting for Christ Ministry from Texas. She also sent me a completed quilt made with the lotto blocks she won one month from the Online Guild.

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Thank you all so much, ladies! Some of these quilts will be heading out the door soon to go to the Romaniv Orphanage in Ukraine. What a delight for those boys! The others will be carefully held until the next initiative.

Smiles,

Sandi

 

More Beautiful Quilts from the Talented Quilters at NILAG

July 4, 2014

NOTE:  This entry was corrected on 7/6/2014 to include the name of the quilter, Judy Long, who had pieced and quilted the three quilts previously labeled “Unknown.”  Thanks, Judy! 

I belong to the Northern Illinois Long Arm Guild, which meets every other month. It’s a group which has taught me a lot, as there are many very talented ladies who belong. We have educational sessions, sometimes bringing in outside speakers, sometimes leveraging the talents of the members. Longarming for charity is a wonderful way to build up your skills and practice new techniques and many of the NILAG members have very generously contributed to the efforts of Quilts Beyond Borders over several years.

At the meeting in June there were several quilts waiting for me. The quilters who brought them were Debbie Weber, Judy Long, Kin Hum, Marlene Kolz, Sandra Smith and Sharon Gaber. Some of the tops were pieced by Debi Jackson, Donna Sciandra, and Jan Scruggs.

Debbie Weber Debbie Weber2 Debbie Weber3 Debi Jackson & Kin Hum Donna Sciandra & Sandra Smith Donna Sciandra & Sharon Gaber 1 Donna Sciandra & Sharon Gaber 2 Jan Scruggs & Marlene Kolz Sandra Smith Sandra Smith2  Judy Long 1 Judy Long 2 Judy Long 3

To see who made each of these quilts, run your cursor over them, and the file names will appear in the lower left corner of your screen. For a closer view, click on the thumbnail.

Great thanks to all the wonderful longarmers and piecers who made these  beautiful quilts.  Some of them are on their way to Uganda and others will be going to Ukraine over the next couple of months.  I know the children who receive them will greatly appreciate their warmth and beauty!

And if you’re a reader in Northern Illinois and you’re interested in learning more about NILAG, please check out the NILAG Blog at this website:

http://illinoislongarmguild.blogspot.com/      For details on where and when the Guild meets, go to the very first post.

Regards,

Carla

 

A Quick Turn Around

June 8, 2014

Recently I returned from vacation to find all of these lovely quilts waiting for me! The first two are Fat Quarter Challenge Quilts created by Donna Dellacamera and Jean Ruvel. Thank you so much! It’s always fun to see the individuality of each quilt even though they all started with just a single FQ for inspiration. I’ll be sure to enter both of your extra chances into the drawing for the $100 grand prize!

QBB Donna Dellacamera FQC QBB Jean Ruvel FQC

Before I left for vacation, I was quilting like a mad woman! You see, I wanted my friend, Della Burwell, to have lots to do while I was gone and she succeeded! I left her six quilts to bind and she had them all done and waiting for me even before I got home! Way to go, Della! Three of these tops are from the quilt guild, Quilting for Christ Ministries. The others are from Kathy Elston as well as tops that Della pieced. The last one is from Joann from the Sunshine Online Quilt.

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These quilts aren’t staying at my house for very long. While I was gone, we had three initiatives come to fruition. These quilts, as well as all of THESE quilts that I’ve been storing, are quickly headed to Uganda! Other Regional Coordinators are working on this as well to deliver 150 quilts to the Kasana Children’s Center there.

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Karen M also received the following quilts from Randee and Cindy. Love the bright colors! These will probably be going to Ethiopia!

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We also have 80 quilts going to the Romaniv Orphanage in Ukraine. These are destined to boys who are disabled and I know it’s going to mean the world to them to receive so much love. If you go to YouTube or just Google the orphanage, you can see a video of three different groups from the orphanage at Christmas time. Note the happiness on their faces when they receive a gift and think of what it will mean to them when they receive their very own quilt!

The next initiative is to Ethiopia this September. Several members of our Board as well as friends will be hand delivering between 250-400 quilts to orphans there who have already lost so much in their young lives! It’ll be Christmas in September, for both the children AND the volunteers!

If you have a minute, we invite you to Google any of these initiatives to learn more about these charities and the wonderful work YOU are helping with! Thank you to each and every one of you! There are so many needs to be met and with all of us working together, WE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Smiles,

Sandi

 

A Plethora of Quilts!

April 24, 2014

We’ve had many busy bees and once again, with most of these quilts it’s been a team effort. Such a treat for the eyes!

Special thanks go out to:

Karen Matheson: One of our new RC’s who coordinated all these top makers and longarmers as well as quilting some of them herself.

Diane Dornfried Jacobson: Very talented long arm quilter

Donna Sciandra: A prolific piecer. It’s always fun to see what she comes up with.

Rose Herring: She sent four completed quilts to Karen.

Marsha Johnson: She sent 6 tops to be finished.

Regina Huber: Sent two finished quilts to Karen as well.

Sandy Morawski: A special Long-Arm teacher and quilter who worked her magic on several of these quilts.

Donna Dellacamera: Attended IQF in Houston and made two quilts, one from a kit that she picked up in Houston at our booth.

Patty Bradshaw: Sent a top to be finished.

Jamie Ringgenberg: A brand new quilter and bride! She got together with some friends. They didn’t know much about sewing but their desire to help us kept them motivated and they did a wonderful job. Hopefully they’ll get addicted and make more! :)

As always, hover over each picture to see the names of the makers and quilters. Thank you all for your help! I know these will bring many smiles all around the world!

Smiles,

Sandi

Bennett:Diane J  Bennett:Karen M  Detail Bennett:Karen M  Detail Jamie R:Karen M  Donna D 2  Donna D1  Donna S:Karen M 2  Donna S:Karen M  Donna S:Karen M1  Jamie R:Karen M 1  Jo:Huber  2  Jo:Regina H 1  Karen M 1  Karen M 2  Karen M 3  Karen M 4  Karen M 5  Karen M 6  Karen M 7  Karen M 8  Karen M  Marsha J:Sandy M 1  Marsha J:Sandy M 2  Marsha J:Sandy M 3  Patty B Karen M  Rose Herring 1  Rose Herring 2  Rose Herring 3  Rose Herring 4

It’s been raining QUILTS!

March 15, 2014

I know most of the country has been getting deluged with snow and ice, but here in Utah, it’s been raining quilts! With an upcoming trip to Ethiopia soon, we are eagerly gathering quilts and these quilts are greatly appreciated. This storm started all the way in South America! The first quilt featured was made by Rejane M , who lives in Brasil. She visited our booth at International Quilt Festival in Houston and picked up a fat quarter. She returned home and made the quilt and while visiting family in New York, she mailed me the quilt, so this quilt already has many miles on it and it’s hasn’t even found it’s owner yet! 

FQC Rejane Menten Brazil 

Our next storm started in North Carolina and picked up steam, and another quilt, in Illinois. These two quilts are also Fat Quarter Challenge quilts, the first from Ann B and the second from Sandra O. 

FQC Ann Bordeau  FQC Sandra Ohler 2 

Just a reminder to those of you who took home fat quarters from Houston, you do get extra chances to win that $100 prize by turning in your quilt to me as early as you can. This month is an extra 7 chances, so keep the quilt showers coming! 

These next quilts blew in from all across the country. We greatly appreciate the joint efforts of these piecers and quilters. Without you, we couldn’t do what we do. Thanks goes out to:

Della Burwell

Sharleen Rainville

Sue Bickham

Quilting For Christ Ministry in Texas (they will be featured numerous times in the future I’m sure as they donated many, many tops to us in Houston)

Linda Cadzow (who also sent us 7 tops. We LOVE it when quilters go through their stash and send us unfinished projects!!)

Sandi Watters

Della Burwell:Sharleen Rainville 2 Della Burwell:Sharleen Rainville Linda Cadzow 

Quilting for Christ:Sue Bickham Sandi Watters:Sharleen Rainville 

I think the children are going to have a very hard time deciding which quilt to claim as they are all so beautiful and unique. Thank you all so very much!

Smiles,

Sandi

This Little Light of Mine — I’m Gonna Let it Shine

July 20, 2013

When I was a little girl I loved to go to Sunday school and one of my favorite songs to sing was the one I put in the title of this post.  That song has been running through my head off and on ever since I received a big box that was sent to me from Sarah Craig in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

Sarah has a great blog called Confessions of a Fabric Addict ( http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/  ) and runs the Hands 2 Help Charity Challenge each year.  She’s also involved with the Glade Church Quilters in Gladeville Tennessee, and Sarah and the Quilters worked with the grade-school children in that church to make 16 adorable quilts for children in Ethiopia!  The children signed the quilts, so the Ethiopian children who received them will be able to see the names of the American children who helped to make those quilts.   Here’s a picture of the Glade Church Children with the beautiful quilts they sent:

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We’ll be taking these adorable quilts with us when we go to Ethiopia in the Spring, and I’ll have to bring a copy of this picture with me so the children who receive the quilts can see pictures of the children who sent them.  For more information of this project, take a look at Sarah’s blog post here:  http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2013_05_01_archive.html

Sarah also included a couple of wonderful quilts in the box from one of the Hands 2 Help Charity Challenge participants, Mickey White:

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Mickey, I know the children who receive these wonderful quilts are going to love them!

Now, since I mentioned that song that’s been going through my head ever since that box arrived.  I’ve been looking at some of the quilts that I’ve received from the Hands 2 Help Participants and the Sunshine Online Quilt Guild and some of our other volunteers and there are several of them that I think of as “Lights and Brights”.  They all are beautiful scrappy quilts with lots of lights, brights and whites in them, and they all have similar color schemes but they’re all so different, and all beautiful!

These quilts were made by:

  • Ann Drake
  • Etoile Gatreau
  • Julie in Georgia
  • Karen Paschke
  • Katy Sweigert
  • Ruble
  • S. Kidney
  • Shelli Leen
  • Susan N.

Hover over the thumbnails to see the names of the quilters, and click to see them up close.  The thumbnails don’t do them justice, they’re really beautiful!

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Karen Paschke & Shelli Leen H2H Karen Paschke 1 Karen Paschke 2

Katy Sweigart Ruble S. Kidney H2H

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Thank you so much to Sarah and the children and quilters of Glade Church, and to all of the ladies we’ve named above.  I know all of the children who receive these wonderful quilts will feel the light and  love shining through them!

Regards,

Carla


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