Archive for May, 2016

A Cornucopia of Quilts & A Shout out to Fairfield

May 28, 2016

Before I share the beautiful quilts in this post, QBB would like to thank Fairfield World ( for the gift of batting that will be used to make quilts for the children.  Here is a picture of Noreen Fling, QBB Regional Coordinator, and Mario from Fairfield.


Without further ado, here are quilts that our Regional Coordinator, Karen Matheson has sent for distribution to Ethiopia and Syria.  The first picture has quilts made by Karen; Donna Sciandra, quilted by Sandy Darlington; Sandy Morawski and Mary Gibbons.


Quilts to Ethiopia

The next 2 pictures are quilts going to Syrian refugee children that have been sent to the Salaam Cultural Museum for distribution.  The quilts are as follows:  two made by Marsha Johnson, and quilted by Fran Fink and Terri Desmond, and two by Susan Elliott.  The other picture are quilts made by Elaine Longley, Barbra Buckley, Sandy Morawski, and two by Prayers and Squares, Simsbury United Methodist Church, CT.

And finally, the following are pictures of quilts that were brought to us at the 2015 IQF, either as completed quilts or as tops that have been finished in the last few months.  Lisa Glenn, one of our Regional Coordinators, sent the quilts to the Salaam Cultural Museum to be given to babies and children in the Syrian Refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, Greece and Macedonia.

Thanks to all of our piecers and quilters.  These quilts are sure to bring joy and comfort to many children.




Quilts to India

May 25, 2016

Below are some of the lovely quilts that are being sent to India via Orphans Outreach whom we have worked with before.  These quilts will be delivered early summer I believe and then we will have another batch delivered in the fall.

The piecers and quilters of these quilts are:  Loretta Kelldorf, Cindy Green, Donna Drost, Krista Baker, Bobbi & Jackie Nichols, Autumn Crites, Linda Rogde, Judy Danials, MaryLou Stanson, Donna Spicket, Sunshine Quilts Quild, Janet Gilbert, Betty Barna, Jenny Briscoll, Rheta Grove, Sally J., Shelley North, Grandma Jan, Patricia Phinneg and Marie B.

I just love looking at these quilts.  They’re so bright and colorful.   If you click on the photos, you will see the names of the quilters. Thanks to all our volunteers, the children that receive these quilts will love them.

April Fat Quarter Challenge

May 3, 2016

Each year at the International Quilt Festival we give quilters the opportunity to participate in our Fat Quarter Challenge.   The participants sign-up to receive a fat quarter and a block pattern which they use as the basis to create a quilt for the needy children that are served by Quilts Beyond Borders.  The finished quilts roll in each month, and it is fun to see where they come from and occasionally we receive notes with them as I did this month from Marci Roberts of Idaho.  She writes, “I hope these are good enough, I’ve only been sewing a short time.”  They are wonderful Marci and so are the other quilts we have received.  The winner of this month’s drawing for a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop is Marlene Glickman of Clearwater, FL.  Congratulations!

The FQ Challenge quilts below are from Pam Finnegan, Woodlands, TX; Marlene Glickman, Clearwater, FL and Carolyn Goodling, York, PA.

Thank you on behalf of the many children around the world who will enjoy them.

Karen V.