I am catching up on a few projects and sharing some updates for Lori Miller Designs.
First, I have a new business page for Lori Miller Designs on facebook. I would love for you to visit and like my page. You can get updates on when I post new quilty blog articles or when a new block is ready for my Grandma Town Block of the Month. If you have a moment, Won’t you stop by and LIKE my page?
More Charity Quilting
My quilt guild, the Detroit Area Modern Guild, makes quilts for charity. This year our quilts are going to a childrens critical care unit at Beaumont Hospital. I finished up three quilts to donate.
This first quilt is a stunner. Can you believe I made it with scraps from another project? These are the squares I cut off from my Kimberly Einmo’s Chainsaw Quilt. You can see and read about that quilt on my blog HERE. One of our guild members, Barb DeVilbiss, quilted this one on her longarm machine. Doesn’t her design really make the half square triangles look interesting?
This small baby size quilt is just strips of flannel with the raw edges out to fray and fluff up. Super simple to make and so soft.
This quilt I made a little larger in hopes of having something to give to an older boy who might be in need. This is the Ballerina pattern from JayBird Quilts. This setting happened because I did not have enough of one basketball fabric to do the whole thing. It really makes the quilt look special to have a basketball border at the top and bottom. Barb DeVilbiss quilted this one as well.
Here is a picture of the tag we put on our quilts. I really think it is a nice touch to add when we donate the quilts.
What kinds of quilts are you making for charity?
Today I thought I would share a few of the quilts I have made for one of my Charity Groups. I belong to the Stitching Sisters Quilts of Valor group. This group was started by three sisters, Maureen, Sue and Terry and it meets once a month in Clawson, Michigan. We get together to sew, eat, and quilt. Our group is part of the National Quilts of Valor Foundation organization. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Many of our Stitching Sisters members have or had a loved one who was serving our nation during war time and making quilts was one way to do something useful and helpful for those deserving men and women.
Our members make the quilt tops and then volunteers longarm machine quilt the quilts. I started out making quilts for my own family members who were in the service. I finished three tops for three of my cousins who have served.
Our group has focused on completing and awarding quilts to as many WWII veterans as we can. We have supported the local VFW and veterans organizations in our area. Our group has a waiting list that we try to fill as quickly as possible.
Here is a picture of our last large award ceremony held at the Clawson Community Center. It is just a special moment to share this small token with the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. There are usually a few good tears all around when they are awarded.
This quilt is my own design, I was trying to use up scraps!
This scrappy quilt is based upon a pattern design by Carol Loessel called Now Starring Leftovers. I used as many scraps as I could for the centers.
If you are in the southeast Michigan area, you are welcome to join our Stitching Sisters group, check out our facebook page for more info HERE.
If you are looking for a group in your area, check out the Quilt of Valor Foundation Website.
Do you make Quilts of Valor? Do you have a favorite pattern that you use? Please share!