Category Archives: Charity Quilts

Community Quilts from Jazz

I’m so happy to be sharing quilts that Jazz finished.  They turned out so cute.

Jazz writes:
Hi, Jo! Here’s a note to say that you were right! In spite of accepting a new, part-time job I do still have time to continue my favorite pastime, quilting for the babies of the Ben Taub and LBJ hospitals in Houston, Texas. (Y’all might not know this about Jo, but she’s also a treasured, supportive listener if you have a disappointment or concern to share. And she gives excellent advice.)

My first example is one made from HSTs from the donated scraps of many of your devoted fans. You sent me the batting and luscious, blue flannel backing. Flannel is a favorite of new babies.

So are all the bright, cheerful colors. And even though you can’t tell by these pictures, I used glittery blue quilting thread on the back. Sparkly threads might be old news to most of your readers, but it’s new to me and I’m delighted with it.

The second quilt is… Continue reading

Community Quilts from Laurie

Oh my word…Laurie has been on roll with finishing quilts.  She finished a lot in May and now here we are in June and she has more to share. I love it.

Here are the quilts.  I believe all of these tops came from the Cresco ladies.  You can see Laurie does some amazing quilting on these and the quilts really come to life with her wonderful custom quilting.

First up is a 42” x 50” top…

Donated to Everett Fire Dept. Paramedics

Next is a cute Care Bears themed top finishing at 42” x 50”.

Donated to Everett Fire Dept. Paramedics

This is one of those panel of fabric designed to be made into a book.  The fabric was donated to the Cresco ladies and they opted to make it into a quilt instead.  Great idea.

The next quilt is so cute…see?? Continue reading

Community Quilts from Ray and Karin

Yahoo…I have quilts to share with you today.  Ray and Karin have both been busy and sent quilts my way.

I’ll show you Ray’s quilt first.  He writes:

“I had a small break in commission quilts and looked at the tops I have and decided I wanted to finish this one from Arline H. in North Fort Myers. When I saw this one in the stack from Arline, it immediately caught my eye.

Not only are the batiks she used gorgeous, but the pattern is most interesting. From what I can tell, it started out as a regular jelly roll quilt. Then when it was assembled she cut across it at a 45-degree angle and then reattached it to give the quilt the angle. I am sure the pattern can be found via Google. Arline included backing and binding with the top.
I did not use the backing Arline supplied and chose a batik that Judy C. in IL sent me. I am saving the green flannel for another project that I have in the works. I decided to use the leaf motif for the quilting.
Besides the leaves in several of the batiks, the colors remind me of the croutons we have so many of in Florida. Thanks to you, Arline, and Judy for your generous contributions to make this very beautiful quilt.”

Next up is a quilt from Karin… Continue reading

Community Quilts from Karin

Yahoo.  I just love days when I get to show finished Community Quilts.  It does my heart good to know there is good in the world.

I have a treat for you today.  First I am going to tell you about today’s quilts  from Karin.  Then I am going to send you to another blog.  Joy’s blog.  She finished up some community quilts and wrote about them on her blog.  Karin writes:

I believe the top originally came from Jill, and she stated she was just “tired of it” and had no place local to donate unwanted flimsies, but knew you would find a good home for it.  I finally learned how to do a stipple on this one, quilting it on my new longarm.
I used freehand, nested teardrops in the larger pieced parts and a medium stipple in the side triangles. Don’t remember the finished size, but it went to Grand Living, a nursing home specializing in memory care, in Lecanto, Fl.


This little guy came in your most recent mailing to me… probably from the Cresco ladies group? A simple patchwork, it’s the perfect size to quilt using one of the built in stitches on my Babylock. Continue reading