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When you get scraps…..

Sometimes life hands you lemons and you just need to make lemonade with it.  Or you get a pile of scraps and then you make a quilt.  You get off your schedule and you just have to get back on.  As you can see, I’ve been off schedule since I didn’t blog for the last two weeks.  We went on vacation to visit the grandkids the first week so I have a legitimate reason for not blogging.  That and I haven’t taken the time to figure out the Word Press app on my iPad yet.  It was more important to spend my limited time with the kids.  Last week, I have no excuse.  I just haven’t gotten back on schedule.  I’m still a bit off my routine but am working on getting things back in order so here goes.

This week I had the opportunity to (more…)

Off The Frame and Ramblings

      What an awesome week it’s been. On Monday I wasn’t even sure I’d have a job in two months. Then I found out I was moving laterally to a new challenging position with lots of interesting opportunities. And I’ll be working with all the same great people I work with now. You just never know what a day will bring.

     I spent Saturday at a wonderful local quilt show with Denise Panter from Count it “All” Joy. You can read about our experience at the show on her blog. I will share (more…)

Giving Back Through the Gift of Quilting

A long time ago I realized I could never use all the quilts I made so I searched out ways to give back to others. Of course everyone in the family has several quilts each. On average I make new quilts every 5 years. That still leaves me lots of time to quilt with lots of finished quilts……………. what do I do?

As a member of several guilds I jumped into the middle of whatever charity program they offered and I made quilts for the local Police and Fire Departments who hand out quilts to children in crisis situations. A friend announced there was a need for (more…)

Thank Goodness…

Hands of Faith

Thank goodness, I finally figured out how to add pictures to my posts.  This one will be short because I wore myself out trying to figure this out.

    I thought I would share a short story about a Charity Quilt I completed in 2010.  A co-worker approached me about making and donating a quilt to their son’s elementary school’s annual fund-raising benefit.  I do a lot of charity quilts and I thought this one was a worthy cause so I said yes.

We purchased some fun fabrics and fabric paint.  The teachers helped the kids dip their hands in the fabric paint and transfer it to precut muslin squares.  I had no idea (more…)

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