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Two Charity Quilts Delivered


Yesterday, I dropped off two more charity quilts for Victoria’s Quilts Canada. Last week, their headoffice, located here in Ottawa, received requests for 80 quilts… in one week! They definitely need more quilters. It’s a fabulous organization, if you can help out, I’m sure they would appreciate it. These two quilts were made with the […]

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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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 […]

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


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!

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 […]

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 […]

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


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 […]

Posted: December 16th, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting, Guest Bloggers

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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 […]

Posted: November 29th, 2008  

Topics: Charity Quilting