Community Quilts from Joey

Before I get to today’s post I want to share some news. Joey’s husband passed away. Here is a link to his obituary. Joey has shared her address in the past so I am sharing it with you today as I know some of you would like to send her a card.
Joey Mahieu
31 High Str
Mineral Springs, WI 53565

Joey wrote this post before her husband passed away.

Joey had a busy 2023 finishing up so many quilts for the charity quilt group. We’re winding down towards the tail end of her quilts. She is slowing down to care for her husband who is sick. I’m guessing we’ll still see a few quilts from her but not as many. As always, family comes first.

Joey writes:

These are from Karen H in Nebraska
Adorable rails of 4 in Halloween prints, sashed in purple. I quilted each section with spider webs in a khaki thread.

Karen furnished the backing as well. I inadvertently put the top on the wrong way. I added the lime green to finished up the quilt. Bound in the Same lime green.

This 37 x 45 quilt is a great example of how to use up those orphan blocks, strips & scraps to complete a great cot quilt.

I quilted it with a serpentine stitch across the quilt, the backing is from the donation stash, a Cranston calico I used for binding as well.

Pink with white Polka dots frame this sweet 16-patch quilt. At 38 x 50 crib quilt. I quilted it with circles that gave the illusion of bubbles.

I found the backing in the donation stash bound with a white muslin. Used a pink thread.

All are great quilts!! Many thanks to Karen H in Nebraska and to Joey for finishing these up. they will keep people warm and cozy. I am especially liking the last quilt. I love that layout idea for 16 patch blocks. It makes for a great charity quilt or non-charity quilt. Great design idea and of course, Joey makes it shine! Thanks, ladies!!

17 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Joey”

  1. I’m sorry to hear of Joey’s husband passing.. I tried to click on the link, with no luck. Jo, could you post it again. Thanks for all that you share.

  2. Sending heartfelt sympathies to Joey. Hoping she can find some solace and comfort in continuing her beautiful quilting.

    Teresa F.

  3. Joey, so sorry for your loss. It is a hard time and pray that you many good memories to take you through this. Your quilting is beautiful! I really like the bubble motif. Thank you to all who provided materials or quilt tops and to Joey for quilting.

  4. Jo,
    Just a question. Mineral Springs has a different zip code. 53565 is Mineral Point. Where does she live?
    Very sorry to hear of her loss. Hugs and prayers to her.

  5. Hi Jo- and My thoughts are with Joey as she transitions to this change in her life. I’m very sorry that Joey has endured this and yet given so freely of her time , talents and treasures. I’m hoping that in the future she will find much comfort and joy in her sewing. I hope she won’t mind if I copy her style of quilt in the 16 patch. My church I’ve just learning has a Foster program that can always use blankets and pillow cases. And of course other things. I really like that pattern as it seems suitable for all ages and people. I’m so sorry Joey and I am praying for you over the next few weeks and months.
    In His Love, june from Midlothian Tx ( I used to live in Omaha Ne)

  6. Joey, know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We are a family here on Jo’s blog and you are not alone. Many thanks for sharing your talents and getting the quilts finished and finding a home for them. Prayers

  7. Joey,
    My heart shares your sorrow over the loss of your husband. Thank you for all your work and materials making quilts for others.
    You are appreciated, and we care about you. Take care. Brenda King

  8. I’m so sorry to hear this, Joey. I’ll be praying for you.
    Your quilts are lovely and someone will be very happy to get them.
    Love and prayers

  9. Joey so sad to hear the loss of your husband. Life can be cut short and we don’t have any control. I’m glad you took time for caring for him, these are memories that won’t be forgotten. Your quilt finishes are beautiful and will be cherished by those who receive them.
    My prayers are with you and your family as you move forward.

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