You may remember a few weeks ago I offered to machine quilt 10 quilt tops for free for the people of West, Texas. Well I had 21 quilt tops sent to me. I quilted 18 of them and they are all quilted, bound and sent away. At the time, Cindy had sent two quilt tops along with a note that said if I got lots of quilt tops in that I could save hers for the next charity event that came along. Never did I expect that another town would be in need so quickly.
Immediately after I heard about the tornado in Oklahoma, I knew I needed to get working on the quilt tops right away.
The tops Cindy sent are wonderfully pieced and they turned out really good. This one Cindy said was a Trip Around the World pattern. It is a free pattern that is found on Bonnie Hunter’s website. You can find the pattern here.
I used the Pajama Quilter’s Wonky Space design with variegated thread…Maxi Lock Swirl Punch. It varies between blues and purples. I love the thread.
The other quilt I think is Rectangle Wrangle. That pattern is also a Bonnie Hunter pattern and can be found in Scraps & Shirttails II: Continuing the Art of Quilting Green. In Bonnie’s pattern she uses black as the accent color…Cindy used burgundy. It’s a great quilt too.
I used the Pajama Quilter’s floral stipple design with variegated thread…Maxi Lock Swirl Punch on this too.
I was over and read Bonnie Hunter’s blog. She has a name and address of someone collecting quilts for people who were in the storm’s path. You can read that post here.
As much as I would love to, I don’t have time to quilt any more quilts than are already here for Oklahoma. I will however, any time you want to send one, accept quilt tops for upcoming disasters or charity drives. It’s easy to just grab a few tops and quilt them when I hear of a disaster rather than wait for them to come in and be bombarded.
I know so many of you have quilt tops lying around waiting to be quilted and don’t want to pay to have them quilted just to donate them. I really love working with you because I don’t have time to piece the tops. Here is my email if you want to chat with me about your quilt top…I’ll gladly donate my time to quilt a few Quilts of Valor too.
Here is my contact information if you’d like to contact me with questions about quilting your donated quilt tops. firstname.lastname@example.org