Community Quilts from Anita and Cheryl

I recently got a message from Anita.  I had sent her some quilts to finish for her favorite charity EVE Shelter.

Anita writes:
“I have finally finished all 4 quilts from Cheryl.  My apologies to both her and you Jo for taking so long.  I received the box just at the new year, but my life took a turn I wasn’t expecting, and I had to move in May.   I’m finally able to be back doing the quilting I love for the EVE shelter.”

Quilt #1 The Jelly Roll Race 

This was the smallest quilt top.  Cheryl sent along the matching binding. I finished this one with a cream colored  backing. I donated this one back in May, as part of the Hands2Help comfort quilt challenge that is hosted by Sarah Craig of the Confessions of a Fabric Addict blog.  The quilt is made I believe from a jelly roll fabric collection although I don’t know the fabric line.  I’ve lost her notes on this one since my move. If not, Cheryl has a great eye for choosing fabrics to go together.”

This quilt was a well traveled quilt by the time it was donated.  Starting in Spokane, then stopping with you in Iowa, then on to me in mid-Michigan. I’ve donated it to the H2H charity called Mercyful Quilts. The heart child of Bernie Kringle, quilts are given to Mercy Hospital in Sacramento Ca. for end stages of life patients and then they are taken home by family members
as a remembrance of their loved one.   Bernie’s charity information can be found at

Here is the second quilt…Farm Fun is a fabric line from Moda, the designer is Stacy Iest Hsu.  This was made from 10” squares of the fabric line. Final size before laundering is 75” x 77”.”

It was a design decision of Cheryl’s to add wider borders.  She made and sent along matching binding. Cheryl,’s patchwork is beautiful.  Her points all match and she’s taken the time to stay stitch so nothing pulls apart.  I’ve used a stash fabric for the backing. It’s a small gingham type fabric is sage green and white.  Its a little 3 dimensional fabric that is as soft as it can be.”

Every year around Thanksgiving I donate as many quilts as I have finished for my local the shelter. This one is going to be given to the EVE shelter in Lansing Mi. as part of that yearly donation.   More information on the shelter can be found at”
Wow!!  Great work ladies.  Anita shared two more quilts that she finished.  I’m saving those for a post coming soon.  It was awesome seeing these.  Anita’s work is so appreciated…as is Cheryl’s.  Great organizations and people will benefit from their hard work.  THANKS!!

5 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Anita and Cheryl”

  1. Thanks for posting. I think I have the fabric in that top quilt from a kit I got on sale at Craftsy. One day I need to drag it out and either sew it up or start using the fabric elsewhere. I love the brick patten on the bottom one. Looks so easy but effective.

  2. I made a quilt with that fabric from a Craftsy class. I dont’ know the fabric name but it is a Thimbleberries from Lynette Jensen. Beautiful quilts! pam

  3. I really enjoy seeing these community quilts – thanks for sharing.
    And you know, I think I have some of the big flowered fabric in my stash!

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