Charity Quilts

A blog reader suggested these be called “love” quilts rather than charity quilts.  I agree but….no one will ever remember that it’s the term I’m using and I’ll have to write an explanation into each post.  So charity quilts it is.

Ronda was busy….and so were her friends from the blog.

Ronda writes:

“I have a couple more charity quilts to share.  The first one is from Cindy E. in Ohio.  She sent a queen sized top and extra wide backing to go along with it.  I am a 99% scrappy quilt lover, and this quilt is made from only two different fabrics ~ and I LOVE it! “

“I never would have thought to use just two fabrics.  This is very stunning in person.”

“The darker fabric has little reddish and gold flowers in it that matches the gold backing and binding.  I will donate this for a fundraiser as I am sure it will do well.”

“The second quilt is from Diane O. in Michigan….”
“She made the top and also included fabric for the binding and sent the pattern along with it.  I’m guessing this was a kit as the fabrics she used are exactly what is pictured in the pattern.”

The binding called for was gray, however, I made an executive decision to use the same fabric for binding as I used for backing.  The backing fabric came from Sandra in Texas.

I will save this one for the Annual Humane Society Quilt Auction.  This one is lap sized at about 51 X 64.”

Here is the pattern for anyone interested.  It’s a fun pattern.

Oh my….I really love both of these quilts.  I especially love the first one.  I too, like Ronda, am completely a scrappy girl but I love this as a two color quilt.  LOVE!!  Does anyone know the pattern?  I’m sure others are going to want to know too.

Thanks to all who had a part in these charity quilts.  I think they are both stunning and will do well at an auction.  Great work ladies!!

20 thoughts on “Charity Quilts”

  1. Penny Holliday

    I agree keep the name “Charity Quilts” ~ a familiar name that is universal. It’s also understood that charity quilts are made with love.

  2. When I saw the first picture, I was hoping you would have the pattern name! I love it in the two colours and would love to make it too!

  3. Me too on the name of the first quilt. I have a ton of dark blue prints that might work with a cream for the light. Mine would be two colors but different fabrics,

  4. Beautiful quilts and an amazing quilting job. Northern Lights is from Jaybird Quilts. I see there is also a mini version.

  5. I love that top quilt as well. I hope you can find a pattern for it or at least tell us what size blocks were used. A scrappy one with two colors would be pretty. She must have had a lot of that dark one to use it.

  6. Marie Ann Mann

    Down under in Australia many groups call ‘Charity Quilts’ Community Quilts, because it is considered more ‘politically correct’ and less demeaning!

  7. For those of you who are interested in the pattern for the first quilt, Cindy mentioned that it is from a book by Four Corners. Not sure if that will help anyone find the pattern, but maybe.

  8. There is just something about a single block in several sizes that I just seem to love. Both quilts will be great fundraiser items!

  9. Arrowhead Gramma

    Our quilt guild always called them “charity” quilts, however, a couple of years ago this term was given great discussion. Not wanting those receiving the quilts to may be offended by the term “charity” we now call them “comfort ” quilts as they do bring comfort to those receiving them.

    Our guild donates comfort quilts to the local social services department for children in “sad” situations and lap size quilts to each new resident at the assisted living facility at our local hospital.

  10. The first quilt is from the booklet Quilt Lovers Series.. Sew Many Squares #3 by Four Corners. The booklet was copyrighted in 1991.
    The finished block size is 4.5″. Strips for the 9 patches are cut 1.5″. Strips for 4 patches are cut 2.75″ and the large squares are 5″. The narrow border is cut at 1.5″. I don’t know if that helps anyone, but some did ask about it.

  11. Judith Fairchild

    Thank you So for the quilt pictures and thank you Cindy for the the block sizes. It’s a great quilt and fun to look at.

  12. Cheryl in Dallas

    “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” I Corinthians 13:13 King James Version

  13. How much do auction quilts usually bring?
    I’ve donated quilts to be auctioned, but I’ve never attended the auction.
    I sometimes wonder if it would be best just to give money instead of the quilt.

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