There are many reasons to make quilts – special occasions, family, friends, your own personal enjoyment, etc. But sometimes there are people and organizations that are deserving of quilts as well. Here are a few quilts I have made for that purpose.
The picture on the left is from allpeoplequilt.com, if I remember correctly. The nursing home where mom lived had a family day in the summer and part of that was a silent auction. People contributed baskets of items for people to bid on and I believe it benefitted the activities department. I donated the table runners above. The quilt on the right was from 101 Fabulous Small Quilts. I gave a copy to Kim one year and marked all the pages that I thought we should both do – it was a lot of pages! Americana Nine Patch, by Karen Costello Soltys. I really need to get back to some of these small quilts. Kim and I exchanged ‘kits’ one year, which she of course has completed and I have not. I think that will be my goal for next year, finish the projects I already have on the shelf!
Another worthy group are Quilts of Valor. I have made two, but can only find a picture of one of them. I love patriotic quilts and I have one going for myself for a change too, once I get all my gift quilts made…
The pattern is for a runner from Pieces from my Heart called Pride and Glory. I appliqued little stars and added more stripes. It’s only math. 🙂
The Hands of Friendship Guild in Litchfield has also made Quilts for Beds. The local Rotary Club builds twin size beds for kids in the county that don’t have one and we donate quilts. Kim & I made one over a spring break, but again I don’t have a picture… This is the second one that I have made. Jeanette quilted it for me and I need to get a picture of the quilting from her. She did a great job!
The pattern is Rail Fence, just three strips next to another block of three strips placed perpendicular. This quilt was featured in an American Patchwork & Quilting magazine in fall of ’17 under the feature Charity Quilts. Went together in a day. Very easy, yet the black gives it a cool shadow look.
Bundles of Love is another organization I like to support with my time & quilts. I saw the block on Pintrest and thought it would be a fun one to play with and see what kind of secondary pattern the eye sees. Fabrics were all from my stash & a simple machine in-the-ditch quilting and it was complete. Win-win. A little one gets a quilt, and my stash is down a smidge.