Charity Quilt

Do you remember me writing about getting a visit from Janet (a blog reader) a bit ago?  She has a daughter that lives in a neighboring town and was this way so she offered to take a charity quilt while she was here and then bind it.  I love the idea.  It saves so much money on postage.  Anymore, to send a box with two quilts in it is at about $20.  I don’t mind paying and honestly, a lot of the money for postage comes from blog readers…I want to use the money wisely and when I can, cutting money on postage is wise.

It’s a jelly roll race quilt and was pieced by Ruth P.

JellyRoll-Quilt

I loved the colors on this one.  About the quilt, Janet writes:“This lovely jelly roll quilt was made by Ruth P. The binding is on and it will be given to a local social services agency dealing with all types of families in need. Someone will be very grateful to receive such a beautiful quilt.  Thank you, Jo, for all the work you do that ends up blessing so many people in a number of ways.  Hugs, Janet R”

Awe…sweet.  Thanks Janet.  I think you picked the perfect place for the quilt to go.

JellyRoll-Quilt-1

The backing came from me…another thrift store find.  I am so thankful for all the goodies I find at the thrift store.  I would say at least 90% of the backing I use is thrifted or comes for donations from blog readers.  It’s awesome.

So many hands go into the making of these quilts…some don’t get mentioned by name like the people who help with postage and backing fabrics..to the people who donated to the thrift stores.  I love being part of a greater project.  Thanks for helping…whether you’re named here on the blog or you aren’t.

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2 thoughts on “Charity Quilt

  1. Kim LeMere

    I love the Jelly Roll Race quilt pattern, its easy and every quilt comes out a little different based on the fabrics you choose. It amazes me all the places the quilts go, there is so much need. Love these stories and thank you Janet for sending it on its way to someone in need.

  2. Ruth P

    Yay! Thank you, Jo and Janet, for all you do to help those in need. It is truly a gift to be a part of an effort that is so giving.

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