Archive for the ‘FQC 2015’ Category

July FQ Challenge Winner, Shout out to Pacific Fabrics, & Facebook Change

August 5, 2016

Guess it’s easy to tell when it’s summer since we didn’t receive any FQ Challenge quilts in July, but we still have a winner.  The July winner is  Donna Kanealii of Mililani, Hawaii; she will receive a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.  There is still time for those of you that picked up fat quarters at Houston last year to get your completed quilt into us and be eligible for a monthly prize and/or the annual prize of $100.  If you need an address where to send the quilt, please contact us at our email (quiltsbeyondborders@gmail.com).  Here is a photo of the quilt that Donna had sent us in January.

Kanealii

We want to send a big thank you to Pacific Fabrics for donating  two 30-yard rolls of batting for our quilts.  Stop by 1 of their 4 stores in the Seattle area and browse through the many bolts of quilting fabric and meet the wonderful staff.  We really do rely on donations, so thank you!

And finally a bit of administrative information concerning our Facebook account.  We switched from a private account to a non-profit account.  If you had been following us and for some reason, we are no longer showing on your feed, please go to our new account and like us there.

Stay cool, Tina

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FQ Challenge for May and More Quilts to Syrian Refugees

June 23, 2016

During May we did not receive any fat quarter quilts for the challenge, however, anyone that has sent in a FQ quilt prior to this time is still entered in the drawing every month.  Our winner of the $25 gift certificate from the FQ Shop  (http://www.fatquartershop.com/) is Kay McKinnon of Grand Blanc, MI.  She is a devoted and talented quilter who sends us about 20 quilts per year.  Congrats Kay!  Here is a picture of some of her quilts submitted recently.

FQC K McKinnon

Regards, Karen V FQ Challenge Coordinator

Now for quilts that have traveled to Jordan for Syrian refugees.  These beautiful quilts were made by the following quilters. Louise Bird and Ellen Janes pieced and quilted their two quilts. The other eight quilts were pieced by Dede Cranford, Theola Breaux, Julie Richards, and Susan Schmidt. The quilting was done by Heidi Oliver, Laural Hertel, Mary Craft, and Tomme Fent. Hover or click on each quilt to see who made them. We have been told by the group delivering the quilts that the people receiving them are so grateful and cherish their quilts!

Thanks to all our volunteers for making these beautiful quilts that will warm the hearts of these children receiving them.

Susan Schmidt  Northwest Regional Coordinator

 

FQ Challenge for January 2016

February 29, 2016

For the month of January we received many beautiful quilts that were entered in our fat quarter challenge.  The winner of the January drawing was Liz Clark of Los Gatos, CA. Liz has been a quilter for QBB for many years.  She will receive a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.  We really want to thank them for sponsoring our contest.

Others who also sent quilts during January were Donna Kanealii of Mililani, Hawaii; Lynn Emch of Highlands Ranch, CO; Martha Drabiski of Elkton, FL; Sandy Swon of Gladstone, IL; Donna Dellacamera of Unionville, CT; Pat Kye of Elkton, FL and Donna Sciandra (2 quilts) of Buffalo, NY.  Just a reminder that all of these quilters will be entered into our future monthly drawings for the gift certificate.  The sooner you get a quilt to us, the more chances you will have to win.

I wish we could have seen all the quilts, but so many had countries calling and were rushed of to duty. The quilts that we did photograph are from Pat Kye, Martha Drabiski, Donna Kanealii and Lynn Emch.

Thank you all for generous use of time and talent in creating these beautiful quilts. You are what makes our merry-go-round….. go ’round.   Thank you, Karen V