Donna Sciandra has made about 200 quilts and tops for us over the last two and a half years — probably close to 100 this year alone! She’s not only prolific, but also extremely creative. Whether she’s using manufacturers’ samples, scraps, or tops that were started and never finished by others, Donna’s tops are always inventive and well-made.
Some of the tops that Donna has made were quilted by longarmers who have graciously volunteered their time and talents for Quilts Beyond Borders. Two that are featured today are Mary Ann Ray from Oklahoma and Katy S. from Michigan. They both did a lovely job of finishing Donna’s tops to make them really special. Click on the pictures to see them close up.
The first quilt shown below is one that Donna made from samples donated to us from Timeless Treasures. The fabrics include “New York City, Navy”, and two fabrics by Gail Cadden, “City” and “Taxi Cabs” as well as other coordinating fabrics from those collections. Timeless Treasures has been so generous to us at IQF, giving us sales samples each year which are turned into beautiful quilts like the one Donna made below. I will be taking this quilt with me to Ethiopia early next year.
The first two quilts below were pieced by Donna and quilted by Mary Ann Ray.
The next quilts were pieced and quilted by Donna. The first five will be going to Romania, and the next 5 will be going to Russia.
The last six quilts were pieced by Donna and quilted by Katy S. They are all headed to Russia.
Donna, Mary Ann and Katy, thank you so much for generously creating all of these beautiful quilts! The children who receive them will cherish them!