Archive for June, 2014

Short but Sweet

June 18, 2014

Today’s post is short but sweet and  is about a connection between many people to create  quilts for QBB. In the picture below, the Redmond Trilogy Quilting group in Washington made a dozen quilts (only a few are shown). They were able to make the quilts  with a fabric donation from Sally Stromberg who was able to purchase the fabric from a wonderful shop owner who gave her a good deal to help reduce her inventory. We are always thankful for the generous help whether in finished quilts, fabric or good deals.  Thanks ladies.  We have many upcoming initiatives that these quilts will definitely be put to good use and of course, loved by the kids.

Tina

More Quilts from St. James the Less

June 14, 2014

Over the years the quilting group of St. James the Less in Northfield, IL has made more than 120 quilts for Quilts Beyond Borders, and Sue Babbs who organizes the group, met me last month with 3 large bags and several boxes which had more than 40 quilts and 10 quilt tops that were all kitted up with backing, binding and labels so that I could send them immediately to longarmers!

I always love to receive the quilts from this group, as they’re made of brightly colored children’s fabrics with lots of fun patterns. These quilts are made by Sue, Anita, Meredith, Donna, Michelle, Mary, Jill, Susan, Angel, Nancy, Betsy, Sarah, and even one by the children who attend the church’s Summer Program! Hover your cursor over the thumbnails to see the names of the quilters.

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Some of these lovely quilts have already been packed up to go to needy children in Uganda.  Others will be headed to an orphanage for disabled boys in Ukraine.  Still others will be headed to initiatives for Iraq, Syria, and Jordan which will take place later this year.

Great thanks to the wonderful quilters of St. James the Less, and the children of the Summer Program for these beautiful quilts!  I know the children who receive them will cherish these quilts, and greatly appreciate their warmth and cheerful fabrics!

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!

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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