Sisters come with strings attached started out as a spur of the moment activity one evening at a gathering of the Stitching Sisters in Fayetteville TN. Our sister Darlene was a real “matchy matchy” quilter when the evening started. We decided to dart up to her studio, cut out an 11″ piece of muslin and start pulling strings from a bag. We sat her down at her machine and pulled one black string and then whatever else came from the bag. We had her stitch them to the muslin. That wasn’t so bad, since black goes with everything.
We each pulled from the bag and had her sew string by string to the growing scrappy block. Oh the faces she made since nothing seemed to match in her mind. It was hilarious to (more…)
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…)
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…)