Community Quilts from Beth

I’m so excited to share quilts from Beth with you today. Beth has been busy-busy and from her news, several of you have been busy too providing tops and backs for Beth to work with. I so appreciated when you all can set things up between each other and get quilts done!! I’m so impressed by this.

Beth writes:

Thought you would enjoy an update since you published my email in your blog as a possible finisher. 

Anyone who doubts the goodness of people has not met Quilters.  I received more requests than I could handle.  Kay from Iowa sent me 9 tops and backings for a couple of them.  The tops ranged in size from baby to lap-size.  Quite a few of the baby sized tops were made from 30’s looking fabrics and are so fun to quilt.  I keep finding something else in them.  Don’t you just love scrappy quilts.

The backs of the first three I finished were provided by Kay.  “Baby Animals” was backed with a flannel printed with colorful giraffes.  Quilting thread was a variegated pink which blended in perfectly.  I used a straight-line stitch 1 ½ inches apart.  I love the feel and texture of this finish and it’s easy since my husband made an attachment for my longarm that holds the machine steady and has notches every ½ inch.  The “30’s diagonal squares” were finished  but with a variegated blue thread in the same way as the first top and backed with a purple checked flannel.  The third quilt was finished with a meandering stitch again in variegated pink thread.  Summer sandals back this one.

I then received a box from Lillian in Washington.  She sent one top with backing and batting included.  Lillian also included many fabric treats including two 4 1/2 yard by 108” wide  pieces.  These will be perfect for backing the rest of Kay’s quilts and others that are being mailed to me.

I used the first “fabric treat” (cute pigs) to back another of Kay’s 30’s themed quilts.  The pig fabric was just the right size.  I used a loop/d/loop in gold thread to finish on this one.  The gold was picked to compliment the narrow yellow border.  Again, this one is a baby quilt so will go to Project Linus.

In the same picture are two bigger quilts from Kay; Crayons and Red/White/Black. 

I use the blue 108” backing from Lillian for both of these. 

The last two pictures are my quilts.  All are lap size are larger.  These 6 quilts are being donated to the Women’s Housing Coalition, here in Albuquerque.  This organization provides housing and support to victims of domestic abuse.  The women often end up on the doorstep with no possessions, so getting something made with love is a true boost to the women and their children.

I still have several of Kay’s tops and Lillian’s top to finish.  Last week I received yet another box of 9 tops from Liz W. in Maryland.   Thanks to all who sent me tops and material.  I have lot’s  to keep me busy for quite a while.

YAHOO!! I just love seeing these and I’m so excited more quilts are going out to a good cause. I totally agree with Beth. There are so many good quilters out there sharing their time and talent to good things. I’m so happy to be a part of that all!! Thanks Beth and thanks to the many people who donated!!

8 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Beth”

  1. Wonderful quilts Beth, thank you! And THANK YOU to the quilters that sent you the tops and backs. Quilters are generous.

  2. I couldn’t find Beth’s info on the list and would like to send her what she may need. How do I reach her please? Thanks! Annie and the goats

  3. My heart is full as I head out the door to create donation quilts with my buds at the Sr. Center. What a generous loving community we all belong to! Thank you all!

  4. Lovely quilts and I know those that receive them will feel the love from all who donated their time and talents. Bravo ladies!

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