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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 […]

Posted: February 1st, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Guest Bloggers

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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 […]

Posted: January 30th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting

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 […]

Posted: January 15th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, My Quilting Journey

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 […]

Posted: January 8th, 2009  

Topics: Charity Quilting, My Quilting Journey


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 […]

Posted: December 22nd, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting

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 […]

Posted: November 29th, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Posted: July 31st, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting

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 […]

Posted: July 23rd, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilt Gallery

Quilting 911

Submitted by: Jean Kester – Quilting 911 – Quilting Ranny I would love to be included in your list of charity quilt makers. I make quilts specifically for police/fire dispatchers in need, because as a police dispatcher for over 12 years, I know how they are forgotten during and after a tragedy or catastrophe. Describe […]

Posted: July 19th, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Quilt Gallery

Canadian Comfort and Remembrance Project

Submitted by: Jane Guthrie The Canadian Comfort and Remembrance Project (CCRP) was born Jan. 17, 2006 when I heard the news of the death of Canadian diplomat Glyn Berry, who was killed that morning in Afganistan. In the CCRP I invite Canadians to make blocks and quilts to be given to spouses and mothers of […]

Posted: July 18th, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting