A Trio of Charity Quilts

20 06 2013

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Members of the Colonial Piecemakers in Williamsburg, Virginia make quilts to give to various organizations such as Child Protective Services and Hospice Care. My friend, Linda, volunteered to store the donated fabric and batting and to encourage guild members to make quilts. She hosts quilt-making workshops and often cuts kits of simple patterns with the donated fabric to distribute at guild meetings. Some guild members prefer to piece, some to quilt, and some to bind. All in all, it’s a coopeartive effort. Though not a member of the guild, I helped by quilting the three charity quilts pictured below.

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I love this bright quilt – large floral prints surrounded by tone-on-tone or solid frames. Easy and fun to make! I quilted large flowers and leaves with variegated thread all over the quilt top.

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“X marks the spot” in this charm-ing quilt. What a wonderful way to dress up a stack of charm squares! Cut squares in half diagonally and insert white strips. Square up the blocks and assemble the quilt, making a diagonal lattice with the white strips. I quilted heart-shaped leaves and loops all over with variegated thread.

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Isn’t this a gorgeous sampler of 1930s reproduction prints? I quilted a flower and leaf pantograph with white thread.

What a joy to know this trio of charity quilts will comfort the recipients!

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