Archive for the ‘IQF 2011’ Category

Quilt made from Timeless Treasures Donated Samples

August 22, 2012

At the 2011 International Quilt Festival in Houston Timeless Treasures was kind enough to donate some trade show samples to us for our use. This is one of the tops we made from it:

The pattern we used is the “Hidden Wells” block, and we used the technique demonstrated in the video at this URL:

I made this top with my friend, Brenda Barnett, and we really loved the way it came together, and the fabrics are just beautiful.

In April, when we were in Ethiopia, we presented this quilt to a young lady at Hannah’s home for Orphans. You can tell by the look on her face that she really loves this quilt too!

  This picture also features Caroline Williams, of Cherokee Gives Back, who served as our guide in Ethiopia and helped us distribute the quilts.

Great thanks to Timeless Treasures! You’ve made this young Ethiopian lady very happy.  We really appreciate your generosity.



Timeless Treasures Samples

May 13, 2012

Phyllis Simpson from Houston, TX made these adorable tops.  She helped out in the booth at IQF last year and took home some of the salesman samples that were donated by Timeless Treasures.  I think stars and bats and balls and hot dogs one is the cutest thing.  Thank you, Phyllis and Timeless Treasures for your donation for the children.


Featuring tops from Andover donation fabric

May 2, 2012

In case some of you don’t know, after Quilt Market in Houston, some of the fabric manufacturer donate salesman samples, table or chair coverings, booth drapes, or even yardage to QBB for making quilts for the children.  We received a lot of salesman samples from Andover Fabrics this past year.  Several people have been making tops/quilts with those samples, but the bulk of them went home with me.  I have been slowing working down that pile of samples and these are tops made from the Winterthur Museum line and the Jo’s Best Friends line.


Tops from an International Long-Time Supporter

May 1, 2012

My hat is off to Hong Ying-Chang.  Hong lives in Adelaide, Australia and has sent us 4 beautiful tops.  In the US, we thinking shipping costs from one state to another is expensive.  You can imagine that the cost to ship from Australia to the US is very expensive.  And, this is the second shipment this year that we have received from Hong.  I always love opening the packages from Hong because she is a master at putting different fabrics together fabrics and creating a very pleasing combination.  Every top from her is just adorable.  These are no exception.

This past year at International Quilt Festival, Hong spent some of her show time helping us in the QBB booth.  She also agreed to take some of the donation fabric home with her to make tops.  The first top is made with fabric from Timeless Treasures.  The next two are made with fabric from Andover Fabrics.  The last one, (orange borders one) is made with Hong’s scraps.

Thank you very much, Hong, for the beautiful tops for the children, and for going the extra mile to ship them to us all the way from Australia.


Featuring Quilts by Loretta K.

April 20, 2012

Loretta from Tyler, TX  has been making quilts for QBB for several years now.  Her daughter picked up a couple of kits at IQF 2011 for Loretta to make into quilts.  It is funny because when we put those kits together we have a idea of what they will look like, but somehow Loretta made these look so much better than we had imagined.  The pink one is so sweet and the green one is so alive.  Loretta did tight stipple quilting that will hold up very well to the rugged conditions the quilts will experience.  Loretta also requested 4 more tops to quilt, and I’m looking forward to seeing them finished.  Thank you, Loretta for your continued support and for making such beautiful quilts.  They make me happy to look at them, and they are sure to have the same effect on the children who receive them.


Another Andover Fabric Top

April 19, 2012

DeDe Cranford of Kingwood, TX made this really cute top with some of the Andover Fabric samples.  DeDe has made many darling tops for QBB and this one is no exception.  Thanks, DeDe.  We’ll get this quilted and off to a child.


Last of the Fabric by Spectrix

April 16, 2012

I’ve finally made tops with the rest of the fabric donated by Arnie Fielgelman with Fabric by Spectrix at International Quilt Market in Houston last fall.  The theme for most of this fabric is tea time and cookies.  The fabric in these tops are some of their current lines.  The Tea Time fabric line is designed by Linda Maron, and Biscotti is also designed by Linda

Giordano Studios designed Songs of the Season

and I had previously made tops with some of this fabric

Jessica Flick designed the line called Fashionista

which I had used for the first tops I made with the Spectrix fabric.  Here is the link to those  tops. and

Most of these tops don’t have a standard pattern, but one is a nine patch and another is Burgoyne Surrounded.  Hopefully looking at all these cookies won’t make the children hungry.  We are thankful to Arnie for donating all of this fabric.  You can see that many tops were made with the donation.


Andover Fabric Donation

April 16, 2012

Here are some more tops made with the salesman samples donated by Andover Fabrics at International Quilt Market in Houston.  Bugs are the theme.  Thank you, Gail Kessler, with Andover Fabrics for the donation.


Tops quilted by Dian McCall

March 12, 2012

Dian McCall from Forth Worth, TX picked up these tops at IQF in Houston this past November.  She did a great job quilting them and the children are sure to love them.  Tops were pieced by me.  Thank you, Dian, for quilting and binding these.  It really helps when others volunteer their services.


Tops from Midland and Andrews, TX Quilters

March 3, 2012

Jan Scruggs from Midland, TX and Kalena Womack from Andrews, TX visited our booth at IQF Houston and decided that they wanted to support QBB.  We are very happy to have their support too.  They went home and started making tops, cheerful, fun tops.  You can see them below. Kalena made the green, purple and yellow one, and Jan made the rest.  Unofficially they are our Midland Chapter, but we aren’t really set up to have chapters yet, but when we are, they will be our very first chapter.  Thank you, Jan and Kalena, for making these beautiful tops and for volunteering to be our first chapter.