Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Helping Others

In addition to finishing up on some of my UFO's, I've been working on a few other projects for some good causes! The 30's reproduction quilt is for a friend that was just diagnosed with cancer. Our Tuesday quilting group wanted to wrap her in a great big hug, so we each made a block or two and put them together into a comfy quilt. A friend will be quilting it, and it should be around her shoulders soon!

The second quilt was made for a friend's Dad, who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Again, our Tuesday quilting group decide to make a cozy quilt to comfort Dad while he lives out his last days, and to let our friend know that we were thinking about her and praying for her. The quilt is soooo much more prettier in person! It was made from fall colored flannels, and makes you just want to cuddle up with it! Another friend from the group quilted it and did an outstanding job...unfortunately, you cannot see it from the photo.

Lastly, the third photo is a quilt I made for our local chapter of Project Linus. The fabric came from an online ABC Swap. Each person picks a letter of the alphabet, chooses a fabric to represent that letter, and then cuts out 27 ten inch squares. In turn, each participant will receive 26 alphabetical squares, with the 27th set going to charity. The hostess picked Project Linus, and this is what I chose for the quilt top.

8 comments:

Milah said...

Wow! You have been busy! I love how quilter's have charitable hearts!
Lovely Quilts!

Paula said...

Three great quilts for three great causes.

3anklebiters said...

wonderful quilts for wonderful causes.

BusyLiz said...

Conni, congrats on finished all of these tops and quilts. You go girl! They are all beautiful and more importantly, for such great causes. I'm sure everyone will feel the love when they cuddle in those quilts. You are wonderful to give so much of your time.

Laura-IH said...

Those are great! The project Linus one looks so snuggly!

peggy said...

Beautiful!!! You do such nice work and for such great causes!!!
peggy

Barbara said...

The guild I belong to provides ongoing opportunities to work on charitable projects. Sometimes we know who will receive them, but more often we don't know. Before I belonged to this guild, they did a great deal of work for Hurricane Katrina victims, and they were featured on NPR radio. I heard this on the radio while driving in my car, and behind the voice of the announcer was that familiar din and giggling of quilters in action. It's always a good feeling to contribute, and when we do it together we have a lot of fun. :)

Jennifer said...

What a great way to give to others! I always think of the quilts I make for people as "Fabric Hugs", because that is basically what we make when we quilt!