Monday, May 4, 2015

Pictures Worth a Measuring Tape...


In response to a question asked by Myra on what size quilts we need, I am posting a few of the various sizes we have received in the past.


 Many of these are around 2' x 2' square, some are 64" inches square, some are twin sized and some are larger like the one from Susie.

I recommend you think of a large man over 6' tall and how large you would make a lap quilt or comfort quilt for that person.  

I hope that helps!

Direct Delivery in Person To My Doorstep

From Susie in South Carolina
You simply cannot imagine my amazing surprise when my dog began barking up a storm at the window a few moments ago. I asked who was there and got the most shocking response from the other side.

'My name is Susie, I am from South Carolina and I have a quilt to deliver to you.' Susie has been working on this amazingly large as in I think bigger than King, quilt and knew she was coming to Washington and discovered how close we are to the exit off the freeway and made a special delivery so we can bless others!

I don't even know what to say. I have had people that live close tell me they were coming, but this just blew me out of the water and I feel so amazingly blessed and I know whomever this quilt goes to will feel the same way!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Quilts in and quilts out...

3 For Placer County

From our regular contributor Lynn, so beautiful
I always feel so blessed when we reach out and help others with these beautiful quilts.  What is even more refreshing is when someone calls me to say thank you and in the last two weeks, I have received 2 such calls. Very humbling for me.

The top three quilts were a direct send for Placer County 911 professionals who worked a tragic incident in their county and I can't think of a more wonderful thanks, than a quilt they can wrap themselves up in when chilled or needed some comfort.

The bottom quilt comes from Lynn Ray who has made an amazing commitment to Layers of Hope - Quilting 911 to send us new quilts throughout the year as her life allows. Her work is amazing and always just blows me away.

Thank you all for your love for others!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thank You Beryl1

This beautiful quilt was received yesterday as part of the Hands2Help 2015 charity quilt drive and was made by Beryl of Utah.

Beautiful quilt for someone in need!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hands2Help 2015 Quilts Completed

I just finished the last quilt of the 2 I signed up to send to a Canadian charity for the 2015 Hands2Help Charity quilt drive.

I know it seems odd to make 2 for a charity while we are listed as having a need, but these were for children and ours are much larger and it gives me something to clear my mind with.

 I used cheater binding for this one. I realized I had extra fabric all around, so I folded it and made the corners and no need for batting which made this very quick to come together!


 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Red Ball On A Seam Ripper

I just saw this on Facebook, it is not mine, I am taking it from someone who shared this with all of us and it comes from Pam Amour over at the Decorating Diva.  Click on this and you will be shocked (I know I was). 

Who knew? All these years and I never knew this and I am not even sure my grandmother knew it. Then again, not sure she made many oopsie's!

http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/4/

Friday, April 17, 2015

Another 911 Quilt

Mike Jones. Sacramento County Sheriff Dept. He was working the radio when Deputy Danny Oliver was killed. He is SSD dispatcher of the year. Pictured with his wife Arlene and quilts from Layers of Hope - Quilting 911.

I was told one of the 911 professionals couldn't make it to the banquet, so they are holding the quilts up for them for all to see!