And the Quilts Keep Coming

October 23, 2013
And the Quilts Keep Coming

The first four quilts we’re featuring on our blog today will be sent to Jordan to be given to Syrian children living in a refugee camp.  They were quilted by Barbara Stack.  Unfortunately some of the labels went missing.  We believe that one of the quilts was pieced by Hands 2 Help but we are not sure about the other three.  If you recognize them, please let us know so that we can give credit where credit is due.  Great thanks to Barbara and the piecers for making these beautiful quilts for the children.

Barbara Stack LA (4)    Barbara Stack LA (3)     Barbara Stack LA (2)    Barbara Stack LA (1)


We are now approaching the time of year when we have our annual fundraiser.  Quilts Beyond Borders is a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit charity, with no paid staff, and we operate on a pretty lean budget.   As you might imagine, one of the largest expenses Quilts Beyond Borders faces is postage, as we send hundreds of quilt tops each year to longarmers in all parts of the US and we send finished quilts to people who will be transporting them from various locations in the US to orphanages and other destinations throughout the world to be given to needy children. Our other large expense is fabric for backing and binding for the many tops we receive.   This year, as we have for the last few years, we will be having a booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, where we will be selling some of the jewelry and products we picked up on trips to Ethiopia and, with the permission of their creators, we will be selling some quilts.

Below are some of the quilts that we will be selling at Houston.  The first 3 quilts were made by Loretta Kelldorf, and the last two were sent to us by Jenny Schechinger.

Loretta Kelldorf (3)  Loretta Kelldorf (2)  Loretta Kelldorf (1)

Jenny Schechinger (2)    Jenny Schechinger (1)


Thank you both, Loretta and Jenny!  The money we receive from selling these quilts will help us to pay for postage and luggage fees to transport quilts, and for fabric to finish many more quilts for many more children!

Cheers, Tina


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