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The Cresco ladies dropped off quilts. These were from last month and I’m finally getting a chance to tell you about them.
I took the time to take pictures of them all…You’re in for a treat.
I love the one above. It’s just precious.
The ladies work with what is donated to them. I’m always so impressed by what they do.
This is a lovely 16 patch anyone would be happy to own.
There were several string quilts in this batch. I love how these blocks make a pattern on the diagonal.
There was a lot of purple in this one….
…and in this one.
Some of the fabrics the ladies get in are dated and that’s perfectly fine. The fabric is still of good quality and totally usable. Charity quilting isn’t for the picky person who can’t make do with what they are given.
Charity quilting is for the patient, the thankful person who can see the good in a simple piece of fabric that once joined with other good pieces will become a great looking quilt for someone in need. That’s totally true of the quilt below.
What a fun use of that border fabric in the quilt below.
The next quilt is a panel fabric with prayers and bedtime motifs.
All of these are finished quilts. The ladies have a longarmer that works with them. She’s done all of these. Isn’t that impressive??
The quilt below I really liked. Isn’t the border fun!! Charity quilters, because of necessity become more creative. Wanting to use the last little bit of fabric up helps them think harder on how to incorporate it all.
I’m sure these blocks were quilt leftovers. This was a fun creative setting….alternate blocks and sashing between the rows. So often the size is determined by how big of a piece of fabric there was.
Here’s a close-up.
Another simple but fun one….
I ended up pulling this one out and will be donating to a local benefit here. They put on a big event and then all the proceeds are divided out to families with medical needs over the next year. I was sure it was an event that the ladies would feel comfortable donating to. I know the families that put it together and feel confident the money is handled correctly and fairly. Kalissa and Craig got a donation from them last year with Gannon’s extra expenses going to Milwaukee for the doctor.
I spoke to Sandra when she dropped another bunch of quilts off. (I’ll try to show them to you soon), she said they are in need of good quality sheets to use for backings or pieces of fabric that are 4 yards or more. They also have a great need for batting. If you have an old polyester batting you won’t use, they use them…if you have scraps…they use them. If you want to donate an Amazon gift card, they will put that towards purchasing one of these rolls of batting from Amazon.
Living rural it’s hard to figure out and order from JoAnn’s. I hated watching for sales and getting it at the “right time”. I started ordering the batting from Amazon instead. I have Prime so I always have the free shipping and don’t have to wait…or wait and then end up with the out of stock notice. It got easier for me to use Amazon and the price is compatible.
Anyway…I’m done with my tangent. If you can help Sandra and Cresco ladies with sheets, backings, or batting, please do. You can reach Sandra through this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra sent me a list of people who have sent goodies her way. I’ll include that in the next post about the Cresco quilters.