Archive for March, 2017

From the Northwest & Beyond: Quilts for the Forgotten Navajo of Bennett Freeze 2016

March 16, 2017

We are so grateful for the help of so many quilters and the beautiful quilts they sent for the Forgotten Navajo People in Bennett Freeze Arizona. Our group sent out 142 quilts that included quilts from the Sunshine Quilters and quilts we received at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. They were delivered this past December for Christmas. Below are the quilts sent and if you click on the picture you will see who made and quilted them. Pictures of the delivery are also on the blog and you can see by the smiling faces that they loved the quilts! It’s wonderful to know that so many people were warmer this winter. We couldn’t do this without you!

Susan Schmidt, Northwest Regional Coordinator

More Quilts for Jeremiah’s Letter, Inc.

March 10, 2017

Last fall we sent quilts to Jeremiah’s Letter, Inc. (see blog post from September) in Dayton, OH.   As a reminder,  Jeremiah’s Letter shares services and goods with its guests in the inner city of Dayton Ohio, including household goods such as quilts and kitchenware, clothing, two hot meals a week, and assistance in obtaining certified copies of birth certificates. Many of the individuals who are helped are children who live in very challenging environments.   Since the last supply of quilts we sent was low, we were asked to send some more.  They never know when a child will need a quilt so it is good to have some on hand.

From our Regional Coordinator, Noreen Fling in NC, she sent the following quilts that were made by Barbara Fyffe and Audrey Murphey.

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The next set of quilts are from our North East Regional Coordinator, Karen Matheson and the quilts are identified as follows:

Position cursor over photo for Picture #, noting quilts in each from left to right:
Picture #1: Two (very large) quilts pieced by Nettie Petersen, Texas (of course!); quilted by Karen Matheson (yikes, nearly didn’t fit in tiny Rhode Island…)
                        Quilt by Susan Elliott, CT
Picture #2: Quilt by Susan Elliott, CT
                        Quilt by Linda Dranchak, ME
                       Quilt by Phyllis Weibe, Canada
Picture #3:  Quilt by Phyllis Weibe, Canada
Two quilts by Donna Motyl, CT; one quilted by Karen Matheson, CT
Picture #4: Quilt  pieced by Marsha Johnson, FLA; quilted by Fran Fink, MA
Quilt by Sheila Hughes, MA
Quilt pieced by Jean Unger, PA; quilted by Peggy Thomsen, CT
Picture #5: Quilt pieced by Whitewright Church of Christ, Texas; quilted by Karen Matheson, CT
Quilt pieced by Jean Unger, PA; quilted by Barbra Buckley, CT
Quilt by  Phyllis Weibe, Canada
Picture #6:  Quilt pieced by Jean Unger, PA; quilted by Peggy Thomsen, CT
Quilt by Fran Fink, MA
Quilt by Linda Dranchak, ME
This time we were asked to send larger quilts for some of the older children.   QBB continues to ask for quilts for small children (cot sized, 42 x 48-60”) and baby sized (36 x 36” – 45 x 45”) for the little ones in the refugee camps (since we send to the Syrian refugees on a regular basis) but every once in a while we receive a larger quilt, so we wait for just the right call.
Thanks to all of our volunteers for brightening the day of a child.
Regards, Noreen & Karen

Puppies, Wind & February FQ Challenge Quilts

March 7, 2017

Well I took photos of the two FQ quilts that were submitted in February for the FQ Challenge.  Needless to say, between the wind blowing and puppies trying to help hold down the quilt or steal my shoes, it was a bit challenging.  However, how can you not enjoy some photos of our new pups, Jake and Jasper along with their great mentor, Jaxson.

Congratulations this month to Donna Sciandra for winning the $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.  The Fat Quarter Shop has been wonderful to us and please, if you haven’t visited their site, take some time to check it out.

The two quilts I received in February  are from Donna Sciandra (her 2nd for the challenge) from Buffalo, NY and JoAnne Sheppard from Keller, TX and quilted by Judith North from Richland Hills, TX.

If you have signed up for our FQ Challenge, please remember that the earlier you submit your completed quilt, the more chances you have to win the gift certificate.  The random generator this month actually chose Donna’s name from her January quilt.

Cheers!  Tina