• Charity Work,  Quilting

    More Quilts of Valor

    A few months back my friend Melinda brought some quilt tops and backings to the Roanoke MQG, looking for someone to quilt them and finish them off to be sent as Quilts of Valor. I decided to take them, and then the craziness that was this holiday season took over. But I am finally finished! This first quilt Melinda called “Autumn in Virginia. I quilted it with “Signature” which is a loopy free form pattern. I thought it sort of looked like the way leaves would swirl around. Plus it’s my favourite pattern, so I use it a lot. I bound it along with Nicole and Lindsay one night at…

  • Charity Work,  Quilting

    Austin Children’s Shelter Donation Quilt

    Way back, months and months ago, the Modern Quilt Guild put out a challenge to create blocks that represented the MQG and the upcoming Quiltcon in Austin at the end of this month. Blocks that were selected from the group have been added to a quilt that they are going to raffle off at Quiltcon. (You can see some details about that here, and you can see that my quilt block was chosen – it’s the one that says “MQG” on the bottom left). Those blocks that were not chosen were sent out to different branches the MQG that had offered to put them together as donation quilts for the…

  • Charity Work,  Quilting

    Quilt of Valor

    One of the things the SWVA Modern Quilt Guild wanted to do when we started our group was some charity quilts. I showed you some kids quilts that we have done, but one of the larger projects we have been working on it a Quilt of Valor. These quilts are given to injured members of the Armed Forces to thank them for their sacrifice and offer some comfort. Last week I finished up the binding and had a chance to take some pictures. This quilt has star blocks made by Kathy, Whitney, Lindsay, Melinda, Lori and myself. A few months back we got together to piece the top using some…