Community Quilts from Julie

You might remember last week I told you about Julie who lives about an hour north of me in Spring Valley, MN.  She is a busy charity quilter who makes quilts for all kinds of causes.  She also makes pillowcases.  She also makes placemats for Meals on Wheels participants.  She’s a busy volunteer!!

Julie has teamed up with her friend Rita of Longarm Quilting by Rita.  Julie has been collecting and making tops (some with the help of all of you), coordinating backing fabrics, and taking them to Rita who is generously donating her time to machine quilt them.  Here are three that she got back from Rita.

If you were the person who made the top, please let us know in the comment section.

The color on this one is really the while you see in the photo above.  Cameras and lighting can do such a number on quilt pictures.

The yellow backing is perfect!

Next up…Check out this pretty pink quilt.  I really like the clean-cut look of this quilt.

It is perfect for a little girl.  The quilting motif on this is perfect!

I think this one is a batik.  Great for a guy or boy quilt.

Again, I think the camera gave it a yellow tone that the quilt really doesn’t have.

I think the photo below is the true color.

It looks like Julie is going to be busy with even more binding of quilts.  It’s a big job but I’m sure she’ll tackle it.  She’s a hard worker!

A big shout out to the makers of the tops, Rita, and Julie for making these quilts happen!!

I left Julie’s contact info in the last blog post about her but I’m going to add it here again .  Feel free to contact her for her address if you have some goodies you can send her way. She is especially looking for patriotic fabric as she is working on making 60 pillowcases for the area Veteran’s home that is being built.  That’s a BIG task!!

11 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Julie”

  1. Oh I love the pink quilt, does anyone know the pattern, have lots of pinks and little girls to make for, kindest regards

    1. It’s beautiful! The Pattern is from Chelsi Stratton ‘Good hearted’. As always fabulous quilts for charity!

    2. Andrea Hickman

      It is Good Hearted by Stratton Handmade. She has an Etsy shop. I knew I’d seen it but it took me a few minutes to figure out where!

  2. Very pretty quilts! I like the way each was finished. Thank you Julie and Rita and also to any others who contributed to these. Great work!

  3. Love all of them!!!! Beautiful quilts and how happy they will make the hearts that receive them!! Colors/patterns/piecing/quilting — all such lovely work. Thank you to all that contributed !

  4. Margaret in North Texas

    Thanks Julie for being so generous with your time. Beautiful finishes are accomplished with help from your “friends”.

  5. I have a challenge for our readers here. I volunteered to make 10 pillowcases for the veterans home of the 60 needed. This is 10 yards of fabric. I will send the burrito method of making them for anyone who wants it. I challenge 10 people to donate 5 yards OR 5 pillowcases in patriotic colors. Let’s get this party started.

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