Community Quilt from Lori

First-I got a message from Melinda.  She is one of the newer quilt finishers.  You can see the quilts that she finished HERE.

She writes:
I would be happy to receive quilt tops and backings directly from “Jo fans” as it would save on postage. Please understand that I don’t have a fancy computer-operated long arm to do fancy stitching for me and due to several health constraints I now only do quick and simple all-over meanders on my comfort quilts.

Quilts that Care has approximate size suggestions that are most useful to them. 
Lap  50 x 65
Nap  45 x 55 (or 60)

They are most in need of masculine designs and fun juvenile prints. Although all quilts are gratefully received.  I can be contacted at”

I will be adding Melinda’s info to the blog page that lists others who are interested in a direct mailing of quilt tops and goodies.

Now to today’s regular post:

Oh happy day…  I have a fun quilt to show you that Lori recently finished for Sharehouse.

Lori writes:
I have completed another quilt for Sharehouse, so appropriate that this quilt has houses.  This was a beautiful quilt top that you sent me.  What bright colorful fabrics made up this quilt top, it looks like snow is falling. The quilt was nice and long, but It was a bit narrow,

so I added side borders.

The quilting motif that I used resembles clouds.  I had not used this design before, so it was fun to use.

I used binding fabric that matched the side borders…

I was happy to find this fuchsia-colored fabric in my stash to use for backing, it is the same color as one of the houses.

This last picture is taken outside on a breezy day and shows the true colors.  Thank you Jo and to whoever made this quilt top and gave me the opportunity to donate this lovely quilt.


As I am getting this ready to send, I just realized that there is one lone house near the center that has a night sky.  FUN!

When this quilt top originally came in I thought it was perfect for Sharehouse, the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center Lori supports.  So many go in thinking they are alone.  By the time they leave, many find there are so many supports out there wanting to help.  I feel like this quilt represents the many out there willing to help.

Thanks so much to Lori and thank you to the generous maker of this quilt top.  Good is coming from your work.


8 thoughts on “Community Quilt from Lori”

  1. Wonderful comfort quilts! Would Lori be willing to share the name of the cloud-like pantograph she used? That looks like a great one. I know you have more than enough claims on your time, Jo, so no worries if not or if you simply don’t have time to track her or this panto info down.

    1. Hi Michelle, the cloud-like pantograph is called “cloud”.
      I do not know where it is from.
      Thank you for the kind words.


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