Archive for June, 2017

Camp Heartland Quilts and Many Others

June 15, 2017

One Heartland is an organization in Minnesota that strives to improve the lives of children, youth and families facing significant health challenges or social isolation. One of their programs is Camp Heartland, which is a summer camp for children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. This is the second year that QBB has partnered with Torina Stark to provide quilts for the children at Camp Heartland. Torina recently sent us this picture which shows her and the Camp Heartland staff with the 120 quilts we sent this year —

And here’s a picture from last year’s delivery —

Here are the quilts I received earlier in the year.  Some of them went to Camp Heartland.  Others will be going to Salaam Cultural Museum to go to children in Syrian Refugee camps.  Others will be headed to Guatemala and to other initiatives over the summer, and a few will be saved for selling in our booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  Whenever we sell a quilt in Houston we’re able to raise enough money to pay postage and baggage fees to get quilts to many more children.  These quilts were made by Andrea Johnson, Carol Egan, Carol Williams, Cathy Skrypek, Fern, Helen Baczynski, Jeanne Cockrell, Lorie Riopel, Mary Benz, Pat Compton, Susan Getchell, and the Sunshine Quilt Guild.  Hover your cursor over the quilts to see who made each one, and click on a quilt to see a larger view.

Great thanks to Torina for facilitating our donation to Camp Heartland, and to all the wonderful quilters who made all of these wonderful quilts!  They will all be appreciated so much by the children who receive them!








May Fat Quarter Challenge Quilts

June 9, 2017

It’s hard to believe that May has come and gone already and we are into the heat of the summer.  This month I received two fat quarter challenge quilts from Trudy Pickle of Austin, TX.  These quilts already are destined for a home in the Appalachian area of my new hometown. ( I will be blogging about this initiative soon.)  Here are Trudy’s quilts.

Now for the other news about the FQC, Kathleen Rountree of Castro Valley, CA was our random drawing winner for May.  She had submitted her FQC quilt in March.  Kathleen will receive a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.  Thanks Fat Quarter Shop!  We have been so fortunate to have their support for the past 3 years, so please check them out if you haven’t already.

Just a reminder to those who still have that fat quarter fabric sitting around.  You still have 4 months (September is the last month) to enter our monthly challenge and also a chance to enter the $100 cash drawing at the end of the year.

Cheers, Tina