Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tomorrow This is Oklahoma City Bound

This one is completed and headed to Oklahoma City. I just love the bright colors and the border came out so nice as well.  I didn't do a binding on this one instead choosing to do a pillowcase finish and hand tied it!

Let's not forget just because OKC or West, Texas is not in the mail anymore that they are still in need.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Quilts For Calgary Canada and Way To Save Postage!

This is from the Quilting for Calgary Facebook group:

We are most greatful to Westfreight Systems in Houston for their kindness and generosity. Westfreight will be bringing US donations to us once a week hence eliminating the customs concerns and expense for our US friends in getting their donaitons to us. Please send your donations to:
Westfreight Systems 
16855 Crosby Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77049 
Ph. 281-456-7332 
Attention: Kathy or Randy

So, if you wanted to help out with the efforts to send quilts for the flood victims in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but have wondered about the postage, here's a great way to help out and save on postage. I'm excited that now I can send some finished quilts and not just quilt tops. I can afford to send finished quilts to Houston and not have to worry about paying the postage to Canada. Sometimes it pays to be patient. Not that I had a choice. I've been so sick that when I sew for any length of time I have to take a nap. I'm hoping that since I've come off the propranolol, my energy will come back soon and I will be able to get back to work. I have so much to accomplish this summer and time is ticking away. I'm glad for the time to rest, but am ready to get working again.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Baby Quilt for OKC Done!

This is the baby quilt I made to send to the tornado survivors of OKC. I love the fact that someone put all the pieces together in a stash box as a trade and I was able to just sew them together, add the borders, back and binding!

I used FMQ in the individual squares to quilt it all together and am pretty happy with the way it came out.

  Always adding quilt labels to those quilts I send to others, I wanted something different so I turned this label into a baby rattle or is it I turned the baby rattle into a label?

I have one more larger quilt I am working on before I send the first box off and am hoping to have it done next week!

Having Fibromyalgia seriously curbs my quilting time!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Calgary Canada Needs Us!

Many of us do not realize how wonderful kind and giving our neighbors are to the north of us, but so many times when I have asked for quilts to be donated, it is the quilters from Canada who step up first.

Calgary was and is flooded and while the water is receding, many people lost their homes.  How devastating it must have been for the family that watched in horror on television as their home went sailing under the overpass and was destroyed completely off its foundation.

There is a huge need for quilts in Calgary right now and here is what I will do.  If anyone of you do not want to spend or cannot afford to spend the money for postage to send a quilt to Canada, you can Email me for my address.

You can send the quilt(s) to me and I will contact someone in Calgary to meet me in Washington state and I will personally hand deliver these quilts.  If I cannot do that, my husband has a passport and I will have him drive them over to Calgary himself.

If you can, here is what I got from Marilyn over at North Hills Quilter:

Calgary Canada has been inundated with flooding and many are displaced. Shipping isn't cheap, so if you don't want to pay for postage to Canada, please let me know, you can send it to me and I will mail it for you. If you want to send a quilt to Calgary, here is the address:
For anyone wanting to donate quilts to those affected in the Calgary and Canmore area by the recent flooding please send your donations to:

"Quilting for Calgary"
38 Rockbluff Close NW,
Calgary, AB T3G 5B1

Please be aware it will be several days before your donations can be distributed as many of our roads are still closed and we are being asked by officials to stay home.

Many of our evacuees are still in the process of being moved/shuffled to other facilities as officials learn where needs can best be met so we are still in a state of flux. Donations will be distributed as soon as possible.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.

** Also, I do not have a passport but if Calgary residents want to meet me in Washington, when quilts are gathered I will get them as close to the border as I can!**

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Baby Quilt Almost Complete

I was lucky enough to win not one but two recent traveling stash boxes and the second one had completed squares for a baby quilt, al I had to do was sew them together, add some borders and a back and now they are ready for quilting and will be placed in the box for Oklahoma City.

I used fabric I already had on hand for the borders and the back and I love the backing fabric with its varigated blues to greens to purple and the bubbles!
All that needs done now is the quilting and into the box with the other quilt waiting to go to OKC.  I just wished I was quicker at making quilts like I used to be!