March 18, 2014

giving inspires giving

Saturday was National Quilting day.  And I was happy to spend the whole day doing just that!

Three quick quilts were made and as soon as I get them quilted they will be donated to my Guild to be given as Comfort Quilts.

Warm and cozy and hopefully will provide much needed comfort to someone in need.

Back in November when my friend Sharon and I made 100s of pink ornaments for our Trees for Hope donation tree, we asked members for pink scrap fabrics.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think an entire bag of pink fabric would appear! 
(I really should have known though, quilters are the most generous people...)
  Well, I pledged to use up the scraps and make a comfort quilt, maybe two.
 I'm three quilts in and have fabrics for one more comfort project, maybe two!

So, thank you ladies- your pink fabric is the gift that will keep on giving.

  I never showed a picture of our pink donation tree so it is pictured below, it came out really sweet.  The Trees for Hope event raised $3,000 and was donated to Oliva Fund for Cancer Care.

--- giving inspires giving ---

March 6, 2014

I'm baaaaaaack

Well, I wasn't really anywhere, just here.  
It's been busy.
It's quilt show weekend!

Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild is hosting it's biennial Quilt Show.
March 8-9, 2014 10-4
Blackstone Valley Tech High School in Upton, MA

. . . There will be lots to see . . .

. . .  pretty quilts . . .

Above is Sandy's,
below is Dorlores'.

 . . . groups of Round Robin quilts . . .
Below is mine, it's a row robin.

 . . .Youth Quilt Exibit . . .
Which is one of my personal favorites. 
I was delighted to mentor my little friend this year.

 There will be plenty of shopping with 17 vendors. 
 Silent Auction items.  
And the boutique with handcrafted items, gently used tools, books, patterns plus more.

I had fun making up some hand painted kid's artist totes to put in the boutique.

The raffle basket table is always a fun table to visit.  
Take a chance, I hope you win!

And our Special Exhibit this year is
Sweet Dreams.
 In support of a few of our members and friends who have lost a child 
over the past few years we are supporting
Bereaved Parents of USA.

As a measure of solidarity members have crafted pillow cases to be sold in pairs.
You are not alone.

Proceeds from the sale of the pillow cases will be donated to Bereaved Parents of USA.  A non profit self-help group which offers support, education, encouragement and hope.

And last but not least don't forget your tickets for the Raffle Quilt Pictured at the top!
"A Quilter's Garden-Where Friendship Grows"
(winning ticket pulled Sunday March,9)

Hope to see you there!
Thimble Pleasures Quilt Show
March 8-9, 2014 10-4
Blackstone Valley Tech High School
Upton, MA