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Charity Quilting

NICU Baby Quilts

Here are the six baby quilts I submitted to my local quilt guild which will be donated to the children’s hospital, The tops for these quilts were made using the charms received from quilters around the world in the Charms for Charity contest I held last year. Many thanks to my friend Gailene for donating […]

Posted: September 16th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, My Quilting Journey

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Charleston Museum Quilting Bee

The Charleston Museum invites you to participate in a new program, the Charleston Museum Quilting Bee. Their first project will be based on a Chimney Sweep album quilt in the Museum’s collection. This sweet 1853 quilt, pictured right, is believed to have been made for a bride by her friends in Sumter, South Carolina. Please […]

Posted: August 3rd, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilting Events


Donation Quilts

Last year, I ran a contest here on the Quilting Gallery site, Charms for Charity. We raised 1,149 charms. Last January a couple friends and I started a charity sewing group and invited others to join us. We meet once a month. Several of the ladies in the group have never sewn before, never mind […]

Posted: July 30th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery

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The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project

The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project is a national effort developed to draw public attention to the current maternal death rates, as well as to the gross under-reporting of maternal deaths in the United States, and to honor those women who have died of pregnancy-related causes since 1982.

Posted: June 27th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting


Bluebird of Hope Quilt for Quilt Aid 2009

This inaugural project brings together 12 designers and 12 Australian stores in a unique quilting project to raise money through World Vision for the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. Women helping women through quilting. Visit each of the participating stores online and purchase the 12 designer blocks for the Bluebird of Hope Quilt for […]

Posted: June 10th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilting Events


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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Posted: February 3rd, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Guest Bloggers

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