Community Quilts from Cheryl

The latest community quilt finish is from Gloria and Cheryl in Dallas.  Gloria sent several quilt tops to me, and I forwarded this one to Cheryl in Dallas for finishing.  Gloria’s top is 70” x 88” and that will be a nice twin bed quilt.  These warm cozy colors are a bit of relief from our summer heat.

Look what Gloria did at the top and bottom borders:  trees!  I love that special finishing touch.


The digital quilting pattern is “Bauhaus,” which was designed by Patricia Ritter.  I think those rectangles are very soothing on this top.

While the longarm does the work, the quilter can pet fabric and pull loose threads.  Cheryl told me that when she works on each quilt, she prays for the quilt top maker and the future quilt owner.

And look at the result!
I love the whole effect of the HSTs made with maroon, hunter green, pale green, and beige fabric.  The parts are so simple, but the overall look seems very complicated.

Each tree is a different size.

Cheryl used maroon and green plaid fabric from her stash for the binding.  Doesn’t it look just like the fabric in that HST at the bottom of the photo?

A solid red fabric was used for the backing.  It really shows off the quilting pattern.

The backing is the same color as Gloria’s maroon HSTs.

This quilt is going to Luke’s Closet in Dallas.  When fall rolls around, Luke’s Closet hopes to be up and running without any COVID restrictions.  It provides basic linens to students at Dallas Theological Seminary.  Many of the foreign students come for the four year program with only what they can fit into suitcases they brought on the plane.  Gloria’s quilt is sure to be picked right away to brighten a student’s dorm room.

Thanks to Gloria and Cheryl for their contributions to this beautiful quilt.  It’s going to keep some guy or gal warm and cozy come winter.

8 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Cheryl”

  1. What a beautiful quilt and the quilting is very nice. I like how Cheryl prays for both the maker and the recipient while she is quilting. The recipient is extra blessed that way.

  2. Margaret in North Texas

    So beautiful and well thought out at each step from design to finishing, Nice job Gloria and Cheryl.

  3. Cheryl, you did a masterful job with finishing this quilt I sent to Jo. Thank you for keeping me in your prayers. I will do the same for you, for Jo and for the recipient at the seminary. My heart is full.

  4. Judith Fairchild

    What a lovely quilt and Cheryl has the righ idea
    Prayer covers so many things. I pray while I make every quilt. It makes things better in so many ways.

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