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Slow & Silent Auction for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative

Quilters all over the US are threading their needles for a cure. Almost 4,000 quilts have been donated to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) since it began in 2006.

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Posted: June 2nd, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilting Events


Collage Mania Starts Today and a Quilt Raffle

Collage Mania, a Fiberart For A Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, opens today (Tuesday, May 5) at 10 a.m. CDT. Check out the Collage Mania Preview post from last week. There is an official clock on the first page of collages. The image on the right is What’s for Dinner by Sherryl Buchler […]

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Posted: May 5th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilting Events


Collage Mania Preview

Collage Mania, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, opens May 5 with a minimum donation of $80 for each artwork and continues May 6 and 7 when the donation minimum drops to $40. There are 384 fiber collages donated by 161 generous artists to Collage Mania 2009. Please read over the directions on how […]

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Posted: April 29th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilt Gallery, Quilting Events


Fiberart For A Cause

Fiberart For A Cause, fundraising for the American Cancer Society, will wrap up with two big events in 2009. First up will be The Invitational Reverse Auction of Fabulous Fiberarts on March 24 – 26. The invited artists who have donated fiber artwork are: Natalya Aikens, Gerrie Congdon, Marjorie DeQuincy, Rayna Gillman, Carol Larson, Linda […]

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Posted: March 19th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilting Events


Lending a Stitcher’s Hand to the Australian Bushfire Victims

Below is one quilter’s appeal to helping the victims of the Bushfires in Australia. Also check out this web site for other efforts: Handmade Help. Hello, A few days ago, I sat down in my favourite chair, reached out and picked up my current patchwork project and began to sew. I suddenly realised that for […]

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Posted: March 3rd, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Special Features


Free Twirl Skirts Pattern from YouCanMakeThis.com

As crafters, we know how fun and satisfying it is to make and give a handmade present, especially when the recipient is a child. Remembering back to our own girlhoods, some of our most cherished gifts were handmade clothes for our beloved dollies. Whether they were made by moms, grandmas, aunts, or even purchased from […]

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Posted: February 6th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Free Projects, Guest Bloggers

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Robyn from Australia, Hearts and Hexagons

Hello Everyone. My name is Robyn and I currently live on the outskirts of Sydney Australia with my husband and son, our 2 dogs and 1 kitty cat. I’ve been sewing since I was young (I’d say about 10 years or younger – don’t know exactly). I loved going through my Mum’s big suitcase full […]

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Posted: February 3rd, 2009  

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Margaret’s Hope Chest by Carin Vogelzang

My name is Carin Vogelzang and I am so excited and thankful to Michele for the opportunity to blog today and share a small glimpse into my quilting world. I have the privilege of being the founder and co-director of Margaret’s Hope Chest (MHC), a quilting non-profit organization based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since April […]

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Posted: February 1st, 2009  

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The Final Charm Report

Here’s the final charm report for the Charms for Charity Contest. A few weeks ago I received a wonderful package from New Zealand with 40 charms, 40 of each pre-fused hearts and stars, all from local designers. What a wonderful treat. Thanks go to Susan Claire for a glimpse into fabrics from a world so […]

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Posted: January 30th, 2009  

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Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing Tutorial

Anina over at Twiddle Tails has a fabulous Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing Tutorial. It includes tonnes of photos and the instructions are very well done. Anina sent me a Woodland Bloom by Moda charm pack for the Charms for Charity contest. It’s simply gorgeous. Thanks, Anina!

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Posted: January 27th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Free Projects, Tips and Tricks

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Our First Charity Quilting Day

We had our first charity quilting sew-a-thon day last Sunday. Eight of us gathered at Lois and Lisa’s house for an afternoon of sewing fun. Three of the ladies had never sewn before. For one reason or another, they have a strong desire to learn and support Victoria’s Quilts with their efforts. They each finished […]

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The Charm Report

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you had a nice holiday … I sure did. Here’s the latest report on the Charms for Charity Contest. If you would like to participate, the final contest drawing will be held January 31st. With the holidays over, the mail seems to be moving a lot quicker, so there’s […]

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Very Charmed

I received a wonderful package on Friday from Jane of Jane’s Fabrics. She sent me six full charm packs, 5 for the Charms for Charity Contest and one for my new niece, Alice. She wouldn’t let me pay for Alice’s either. Thank you Jane! Included in the package are Moda’s Recipe for Friendship, Butterfly Fling […]

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Posted: December 22nd, 2008  

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Winners, we have winners!

Congratulations to Margeeth who won a $25 gift certificate from Eco-Tav. Tracey randomly picked the winner this morning from the commenters on her Textiles, Sewing and the Environment guest blogger post. Thanks Tracey for such an inspiring and thought-provoking piece. I received the 12th package of charms today, which means it’s time to choose a […]

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Posted: December 16th, 2008  

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Charms for Charity Contest

A friend and I, along with her mom and several other friends, will be getting together in the new year on a regular basis to make quilts for Victoria’s Quilts Canada. We need fabric. While we’ll all be donating fabric from our own stashes, I thought it would be extra special to have fabric donated […]

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Posted: November 29th, 2008  

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World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21st)

Help honor and remember loved ones who have/had Alzheimer’s disease on World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21) by creating a personalized Virtual Quilt Patch in their memory. Create your own Virtual Quilt Patch. More info. I have, thankfully, never had anyone in my family that has sufferred from this horrible disease. However, I created a patch […]

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Posted: September 16th, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilting Events


Online Quilt Auction

The money from the sale of the quilt provides financial assistance to our elderly residents living in Brethren Retirement Community, who have, through no-fault of their own, exhausted their financial resources and the ability to pay for the cost of their care. Brethren Retirement Community is a 501 (c) 3 faith-based nonprofit organization in Ohio. […]

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Posted: September 6th, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilting Events


Wrapping Up Charity Quilting Month

It’s been an exciting month featuring various charity quilting projects, orgaizations, initiatives and quilters. I hope you have enjoyed this special feature. In case you missed any, or are new here to the Quilting Gallery, here’s a list of all the projects that have been featured: Victoria’s Quilts Canada And Still Counting Alzheimer’s Art Quilt […]

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Posted: July 31st, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting


Quilts of Valour – Canada

Submitted by: Lezley Zwaal Describe your organization or group. Quilts of Valour – Canada has a mission: To ensure that our wounded Canadian soldiers are recognized for their bravery and commitment of their true patriotism to our country. We give this support through the presentation of quilts of comfort made for our military service people. […]

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Posted: July 25th, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilt Gallery


Quilts 4 Leukaemia

Submitted by: Clare Worthy – Dordogne Quilter What gave you the idea to raise money for Leukaemia research via quilting? I am a Moderator of two France Yahoo Groups. Amongst those groups are some fellow crafters – knitters, card makers, scrap-bookers, quilters, cross-stitchers, etc. We started chatting about our creations and the men (some of […]

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Posted: July 23rd, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilt Gallery


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