Category Archives: Charity Quilts

Charity Quilt: the Cathy Lewis and Anita Stevens Edition

In my email I recently got a note from Anita…She writes:

I’m sending a completed quilt update with photos of the quilt.  The fabric and Bonnie Hunter’s pattern was donated to your charity efforts by Cathy L. in Mustang Oklahoma.  I volunteered to complete it and donate it to a charity.

I received the box from you in early August, and right away I sorted through to see how far Cathy had gotten with the steps.  Then it sat for a week or so while I finished up another quilt top for the shelter.

As I worked on the hourglass block clue (needing lots of red/neutral half square triangles), I realized I was running pretty low on red fabrics, so I added my own red fabrics in to complete that step.  And with all of Cathy’s red being used up, I still hadn’t tackled the pieced border, so I had to make a decision about that.  I looked at what I had left, and had enough in the strips that she sent of a green fabric to add the simple border to finish off the patchwork.  I decided it needed the red as the binding.   Red is not a color that I have a lot of in my stash, and the only red I had large enough for binding was a yardage piece of Kona red.  I used a cream colored wide backing that I purchased with a coupon from Joann’s. I’m happy with the finished quilt, I hope Cathy will be too.”

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Charity Quilt from Ronda and Friends

It’s another edition of charity quilts….my favorite posts of the week…

We have goodies in from Ronda (with the help of friends)

Ronda writes:
 I hope you don’t feel overwhelmed with my emails of charity quilts, but when others donate completed tops and/or fabrics along with the pattern they meant to make, it is a fairly fast finish for me.  The places I (WE) donate to are so appreciative this time of year, as we are having super cold weather right now.  We are about 20 degrees below the normal temperature for November.  Brrrr!”

I don’t feel a bit overwhelmed…Honestly, I’m thrilled.  I’m so happy good happens in the world and I love to be able to see it in my everyday life!!!  Don’t you agree?

 “The first quilt was one I made using fabric sent to me from Judy M. in Lynchburg, VA.  She also sent the pattern, the ruler to make the tumblers, some “minky” type fabric for the appliques, and she even traced and cut out the elephant shape onto clear plastic to do the applique with.”


Oh my goodness…aren’t the elephants adorable.  SO CUTE!!
“The backing came from Karen S. in Chino, CA.  Coincidentally, the backing arrived at my house the same day I finished putting the top together.  The peachy/orange color was a good match!  This will go to the Ronald McDonald House.”

I love this and think it’s the PERFECT little kid quilt!

“The second and third quilts were both made from 3″ squares of Christmassy/wintery prints sent to me from Nancy K. in New Port Richey, FL.”
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Charity Quilts from Ronda and Friends

I love days when I get emails from charity quilters who are sending in projects.  Honestly, it brightens my days.

Today’s quilts were sent in by Ronda.

Ronda writes:
I have two quilts to donate to the Ronald McDonald House.  They donate diaper bags filled with baby things and if they have some small quilts available, they add a small quilt to it all.  The diaper bags go to the Moms who come in to deliver their babies maybe a bit sooner than was expected so they are not prepared, and more often than not, the babies end up in the NICU, and the moms end up at the Ronald McDonald House so that they are close enough to be with them as much as possible.

Both of these tops came from Debbie S. in New York.” 


“She also sent backing for the crazy quilt and I found fabric in my stash for the binding.”

What a perfect quilt to work for a boy or girl… LOVE IT!  Now check out Ronda’s second quilt….
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