Charity Quilt Finish

A new person volunteered to bind quilts.  Aw, that makes my heart happy.  It’s so fun to know the quilts are going to willing hands.

This was bound by Beth in Franklin, IL.  She was super quick too.

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..not that anyone needs to these quickly.  A good portion of these tops have been languishing in closets for some time waiting for their opportunity to shine so it’s okay if the binding takes a bit of time too.

Beth writes:

“Jo,  I really enjoyed working on the two quilts you sent……nice work by you and the piecers.  And I tried a smaller binding than usual-2-1/4″- after reading a Bonnie Hunter post about smaller, full-er  bindings.  I donated this to a fundraising effort for a young girl, Payton, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.  Our schools and area churches are organizing a fundraising event set for Feb.11.  I hope this choice meets with your approval.”

WOW.  Perfect.  That is great place for this quilt to go.

Here’s the backing. (this picture taken when the quilt was still at my house) Long ago at the thrift store I bought a homemade pair of curtains that were lined.  One side had Disney princesses on it…the other blue fabric.  It was good fabric and only $2.50 for a pair.  I ended up opening up the seam, piecing the fabric together and that’s what made the backing for this one.  I think some little girl is going to like it.

I think some little girl will love it.  I’m glad this quilt with the princesses on the back is going to benefit for a little gal battling cancer.

Beth also bound another quilt.  This one…

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Didn’t this turn out fun?!  I am sure it’s going to be well loved and used.

About this quilt Beth writes, “I delivered the second smaller quilt today to our local Pregnancy Resource Center, a source of support and training for new mothers who need both support and child care skills.  IT is my understanding that moms-to-be attend classes to learn childcare and parenting skills, earning credits that can be used to “purchase” items like this small quilt.  I make flannel receiving blankets with matching burp cloths….I have several matching sets to this group today along with the quilt.”

Doesn’t that sound like a wonderful place for this quilt to go!  Beth has volunteered to bind more so should some more baby quilts come, I’ll try to get some more of them to her.  I love supporting places that are helping others.

Thanks so much for you work Beth…and a HUGE shout out to Cindy for piecing the top.  You are a fabulous piecer.  It was a pleasure to work on your quilt.



11 thoughts on “Charity Quilt Finish”

  1. Thank you for the compliment Jo. You and your volunteers give me a chance to ‘pay it forward’. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love this story today. Such beautiful quilts completed by 3 amazing woman, Cindy, Jo and Beth. Stitched and passed on with love. Thank you ladies for sharing your time and talents with others.

  3. I live in the St. Louis area and am available to help with binding your charity quilts. If you have anything I can help with, please contact me.

  4. Love the color combinations in both the quilts. The Trip around the World quilt really wakes you up! Good work everyone!

  5. Jo, I LOVE your quilting design on these quilts!! I wish I could figure out how to do that design on my domestic machine. So beautiful!

  6. Both lovely quilts…I hope the recipients realize the love and effort that went into them. They are keepsakes for sure! Bless you for doing these charity quits and how awesome that people have stepped up to help you with binding and donating. Quilters truly are the most generous people!

  7. I figured you had all the binders you need–silly me! Please add me to your list–the quilts I donate go to an organization that helps people with developmental disabilities set up their first independent or semi-independent living arrangements. To me, a quilt says “This is home” better than anything else! :) Will PM my address.

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