Thursday, March 25, 2010

wip i missed wednesday... again

Thursday, March 25, 2010
yesterday was a busy day..
so busy that i never got a chance to blog... oh well it happens!

so what have i been working on?
all kinds of things.
i keep jumping from one thing to another.. trying to knock lots of little things off my list!

one thing i like to do is sew for charity.

i made 2 blocks for the charity quilt that the members of bee beautiful are working on together... thanks rebekah for coordinating this!  you can read more about it here...


then i made a smaller star for "A Quilt for Kate McRae"
you can read about it here

and i have another small star that matches in the works for "Love for Layla Grace"
you can read about it here

and last month i made these 3 blocks for "Cancer is Sew Done"
their motto.... "Make a block, take a stand"
blocks will be turned into quilts... that will then be used to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand... one of my favorite charities!



do you sew for charity?
if so what groups do you sew for?
share!!

17 comments:

Lexilooo said...

once I get a bit better at binding, I want to try to make a few quilts for charity! I haven't yet though. I recently bought the book "quilting for peace" and it has so many great ideas in there!

Leslie said...

these stars are beautiful

Blue Is Bleu said...

Aside from our bee, I've only made blocks for one other charity... I must say I enjoy it and need to make more time for it! Lovely blocks Julie :)

crickets said...

I love your wonky sawtooth star blocks! Is this your pattern? Is it available for purchase?

Thanks - and I am working on my first charity quilt for Quilts for Kids. Have a way to go yet. Feels good giving back.

mascanlon said...

Well I've made lots of Turtle pillows and small quilts for The Painted Turtle Children's camp, it serves children in LA area with cancer and other illnesses. And this year my personal goal is to make 50 pillowcases a stretch of 100 really) for the One Million Pillowcase challenge currently underway. And from time to time a baby quilt for the local woman's shelter.My friendship group tries to take on at least one project a year together, this year its the pillowcases.

crickets said...

Found it! It's the maverick star and I followed your link (should've done that BEFORE asking!)

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful blocks. Our guild has nine local organizations that keep us busy quilting. We have two giveaways to them each year and it is always such a thrill to see the gratitude of those receiving them.

Lauren said...

Last year I made a quilt for Margaret's Hope Chest (http://margaretshopechest.blogspot.com/), which was collecting quilts to give to homeless children. This year they have branched out with another organization, Wrapped in Hope (info can be found at the same website), where volunteer quilters give a personalized quilt to a child of an inmate for his or her birthday.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Great way to catch up on things.

Monet said...

I am also sewing for Margaret's Hope Chest/ Wrapped in Hope, and we are sewing for it within the New England MQG as well!

Meg said...

I sew for my local chapter of Project Linus, as well as Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Jackie, over at http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/, is helping to organize a pillowcase drive for the camp, with amazing results!!

Jennifer said...

I have 2 quilts for charity. One is being auctioned off for a private school who is holding this auction to offset the tuition costs for students. I hope it brings in some money to help those kids out!

The other quilt I'm working on now is for our area Special Olympics. Our school hosts the event each year, but it costs quite a bit to host and to have student athletes participate. So I made a quilt for them to sell raffle tickets for. It is customized fabric from spoonflower with our school logo on it. I hope it helps out with their expenses, as well.

For Christmas this past year, my family and I made about 15 quilts for the foster care organization "My Very Own Blanket" instead of exchanging gifts amongst ourselves.

One of my guilds is currently working on quilts for "Quilts of Valor". I would say there are between 20-30 right now. Guess who is longarming all of them? Me!

Sorry to be so long winded!

Betty said...

I do sew of charity. Mostly through our quilt guild. We have been making quilts for the "Begin again backpack" program for a local foster care program. We are currently involved in making 50 twin sized quilts for the long term care patients at the VA hospital. I have also made several quilts for the Home of the Brave program.

Denise :) said...

I love the black & white with the rainbow center; quite striking! It's an awesome feeling to be able to do something you love, knowing it will benefit a higher, worthier cause, non? Have a happy day! :)

natalie. beyond the reef said...

"one for me, one for you..."
Charity sewing is so guilt free!
Last year, I went to Baja with a group - we built a house in a weekend - of course, as always, I made the curtains, but this trip I made each of the children in the family a quilt - three little quilts, three big smiles!!
That's what I call "one for me, one for you..."

~ Sara ~ said...

I've never made a quilt or blocks for charity, but I used to do a lot of sewing for some kiddo's who were low income. We as a family would take a family or two a year and try to help out as much as possible. Loved doing it, but got burned out sewing so many little dresses and short sets... and sometimes the same to match their dolls... over 50 one year...

Em said...

YOu are amazing and so busy! I was watching Amazing Home Makeover and thought of wanting to make some charity blocks and then read your blog- GODWINK!!!! I will click your links and see if I can add so fun to the good causes! THank you for posting them! Em