I am so excited. Earlier this year I sent out lots of quilt tops to people who had contacted me saying they were interested in being a charity longarmer. Now, I am starting to get some of those quilts in. Whenever I get a new longarmer, I always take a bit of a risk. I don’t know the people or their work so I trust that they will do a good job with what is sent their way. By the way, I have lots of tops in and am looking for more longarmers. You can specify what you are looking for. I have baby sized to larger size…you can have 1 or 5 or 20. You can use the tops to support a program your guild or group already has going. I like to have the quilt tops done in a year’s time. Let me know if you’re interested…here is my contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen, who finished these latest tops, has proven to be an awesome longarmer and I take that as a HUGE blessing.
“After your blog posts about the quilt tops you sent me in February, I received a total of 19 tops. 10 of those you sent on from the Cresco Ladies. I have quilted one of those, but will wait until I have a couple more done before I send pictures.
I am featuring 3 of 5 larger tops I received from Stoney M. from Wisconsin. She included some backing fabric.
The first one is Chinese Coins and is 76X84.
She provided the backing fabric, the binding fabric came from my stash. I quilted this with the pantograph Summer Blooms.
One of the emails I received was from a local woman, who reads your blog and wanted to help. Vivian has been working on binding on some of the tops I am quilting. So, a shout out to her as she did the binding on the next two.
Stoney called this one Native Prints…. It measures 72X72.
Since the solid squares all had swirl patterns, I free hand quilted this one with swirls. Stoney provided the backing and the binding came from my stash.
#3 is Irish Chain and measures 70X80.
I quilted this with pantograph Hearts in Bloom. The backing and binding came from my stash.
All three of these will be donated to the Women’s Shelter here in town. They like to have the bigger quilts to use as bedspreads.
I will send the next group soon.
Thanks so much for working on these Karen. It’s awesome to see all you have accomplished already. A big thanks to Stoney too. She has been on a big roll finishing quilts for charity. I got a note from Ray a bit ago. She sent quilt tops his way too…and she sent fabric to the Cresco ladies. I sure appreciate all you guys to make the community quilt project such a success!!