Monday, October 16, 2006

Camp Reach for the Sky Quilts

I had a quilt seminar with a local quilter who told me about some of the philanthropy quilts she does. She suggested I check into doing some quilts for Rosie's Calico Cupboard's Camp Reach for The Sky. The Camp is for children 4 - 18 years of age who are battling cancer. Each kid gets a quilt.

So piecers donate their twin size quilts, Rosie donates the backing and batting and then longarm quilters donate their quilting. It is a collaborative effort aimed to bring warmth and comfort to kids who are in afight for their life. What could be better?

I signed up and picked up my first 6 quilt tops. This is a record of that effort.

Quilt #1

I used the Circle Lord with the square spiral template in the two outer rows all the way around. Then I carved out a space in the center to add the design with lots of curves, circles and some cross-hatching.

Quilt #2
I used the CL Baptist Fans and then giant stipple on this one. LOTS of intersections (bumps).

OK, this one is tropical...? It looks like a Hawaiian shirt factory blew up
and somebody gathered the scraps and made a quilt. I actually like some
of the Hawaiian prints. There are no solids except the border. Some of
the pieces are 1 or 2 inches.


1 comment:

Sweet P said...

What a beautiful quilt and your quilting makes it exquisite. You are truly a giving and talented quilter.

My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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