Community Quilts from Ronda

Ronda sent finished quilt pictures…YAHOO.  I love seeing them!

Ronda writes:

The Annual Humane Society Quilt Auction was held a couple of weeks ago and with the help of you and your readers I donated five quilts.  We always attend the auction because it’s fun to see the bidding wars when two or more bidders really want the same quilts.  Attendance was down slightly this year and the bids didn’t get pushed up to what we’ve seen in other years.  I still think it is a good cause, though, and will continue to hold back some of the quilts I finish up for next year’s auction.

   The first quilt I have to share with you is one I put together from twenty beautiful flowering snowball blocks sent to me from Catherine B. of Sewell, NJ.

I added the inner border from fabric in my stash to bring out the little red squares in Catherine’s blocks.  The outer border is fabric from Karen S. in Chino, CA.  The backing is some you sent to me, Jo, which came from Carla originally.

“The completed quilt is a nice lap size at 57 X 69.  I will save it for the next fundraiser.”

 “The second quilt top was sent to me from Jean D. In Seguin, TX.  She also sent the paisley fabric possibly for me to use as the backing, but I decided to add two side borders to make the top just a little wider.”

” I also used the paisley for the binding.  The backing came from Karen S. in Chino, CA.

The finished quilt measures 49 X 66 and will be donated to the Father’s with Children Shelter as they sleep on cots there and this will be a good size for that. ”

I always get quilt tops in.  If there is anyone who wants to volunteer to finish some drop me an email.  You don’t need a long arm as many are baby quilt sized and could be done on a domestic machine.  Here’s my email..

7 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ronda”

  1. Jo and Ronda, you are a great team.
    Ronda always takes the extra time to make the quilts very special.
    Thanks to you both.

  2. I, too, love seeing the charity quilts and how Ronda adds borders, backing and quilting to make them so special. I also love the inclusion of the finished sizes to round out the story of their usefulness. Beautiful work all around.
    Next week I will be delivering 6 tops, backings, and bindings for quilting to a long established group in Pacific City, Oregon, that supports young cancer patients whose families can take a getaway at the Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin. The “Tuesday Stitchers” are well past 1,000 quilts. I am thankful I can donate my work there.

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