Archive for December, 2010

Quilts Beyond Borders is looking for a Director

December 31, 2010

Our organization wants to expand.  To do this we need a dedicated and resourceful manager who will lead our volunteers in creating a non-profit organization to benefit orphan children in Ethiopia and around the world.

If you are interested in this position and would like to discuss details of the proposal, please Email Noreen Fling at her address


Finished Quilts Received at IQF Houston 2010

December 27, 2010

I promised to add pictures of finished quilts received at IQF Houston.   Some of the quilts had to have borders added to bring them up to the size we need which is 42″ wide by anywhere between 48″ to 60″ long.  I know that at least one of these quilts was a top was picked up at Houston last year, and a lady took it home, quilted it and brought it back this year.

These are many of the finished quilts turned in at the show, but several have already been shipped off to NC for delivery to Ethiopia.  I also don’t have pictures off all the tops turned in or made during Festival because other quilters took them home to quilt and bind.

These quilts will keep some children, who have nothing, both warmth and comfort along with I’m sure a very happy smile.

Thank you for your efforts and keep up the good work!


November-December 2010 Donations Received

December 24, 2010

10 finished quilts  Pat A and friends, Salem Or

1 top   no name Willis Tx

1 finished quilt  Ellen P & Sophia C age 7 New Orleans, La

1finished  quit Susan E Vero Beach Fl

1 finished quilt , Joyce S, Cuba Mo

1 top and fabric  Helen U , St Alma Mo

2 finished quilts, Loretta K, Tyler, TX

Thank you to all you wonderful quilters!  Your generosity is heartwarming, and your quilts will keep a child warm and bring a smile to their face.


Tops with 6 1/2″ scraps

December 24, 2010

These are a couple of tops that are made with 6 1/2″ scrap fabrics sorted between light and dark.  The design is based on the placement of the light and dark.  Some of the kits that we handled out at Houston were these same patterns.  This is very easy to make and the bonus is it uses up scraps which we all know get together at night and multiply.  The first one takes 36 dark squares and 34 light ones.

The second one takes 35 light squares and 35 dark ones.

Both of these finish out at 42″ wide by 60″ long.

And remember, if you only like to piece tops, we have other volunteers who are more than willing to quilt those tops.  The address to mail tops is at the link under Pages on the top right of this page.


Tops from Houston Quilt Festival

December 16, 2010

These are mostly tops that were turned in at the Houston Quilt Festival, made at the show, or sent in shortly thereafter.  These tops have been quilted, labeled, and washed.  If you see a top that you made and it has borders added, don’t freak.  The borders were added to bring the top up to the size that we need (42″ wide by between 48″ to 60″ long).  Click on a picture to enlarge it.

We all know these quilts aren’t intended to be masterpieces, but I got to say that I think they are all beautiful!  And, they would bring comfort to any child, and especially an orphan child who has nothing to call his/her own.  All you ladies and girls (a couple of tops were made by preteen girls) did a fantastic job!  I am so proud of you, and you should be proud of yourselves.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to try to get pictures taken of some of the finished quilts that were turned in at the show.  Again, if you see one you made and it has borders added, that was simply done to bring the size up to what works best for the children.

Thank you for all your hard work.  We can continue with this mission only with the help we get from all of you.