Pam, this is really neat! Love the quilt shown, noticed alot of the fabric is familiar to what I've seen around here in the shops. The ironing setup is a silicone 'hot pad' for irons, isn't it? I've seen the smaller thinner ones to hold an iron, but not one this thick... will have to do some looking on the net... Are you planning on making an entire quilt to send or looking for people to contribute to one?
QOV has piecers & quilters. So folks send me their quilts & backing & I supply the batting & do the quilting. Then send them back to the quilter who finishes the quilt and sends it off to a donation POC. Lots of coordination.
I have indeed been using my RWB swap blocks for tops.
Gosh, I dont know how I missed those swaps/that info. That would be perfect for me right now. I would even send batting.
I hate to sound so cluleless, but could someone maybe link me or tell me where I would go to find out the size info and particulars.
I have a niece in Afganistan. It's her 2 deployment. Her first was Irac. USS Air Force. They gave her a light weight like sheet blanket. The temp has been running between 0 and 20 degree in Afganistan. Don't know if you know this, but when they were sent to Afganistan, there were nowhere to put these kids. Some are in tents with these sheet blankets.
I am so glad someone has been so kind as to send quilts. I keep working at getting one done to send, but sickness keeps catching me. (Lung Cancer treatments).
Excellent, ill take a look, as I wanted to work on some of these. I will have to take advantage of your quilting help tho.
I have even saved scraps I would normally throw away, this past week. With the haiti situation, I figured there just might be someone, somewhere who can use them. All those little orphans, and old people from the nursing homes just sitting in their beds, with no walls and rubble all around.
If ANYTHING good comes out of this, I hope that it IS all the money ppl have been sending all these years...actually gets to the people from hence forth. yada yada.
There are just so many organizations out there that welcome these quilted gifts. From nursing homes to the soldiers. I also save all my useable size pieces to make the scrap quilts. Some of the ones I posted last week will be donated. Keeps my scrap pile down and does some good for someone less fortunate.
I'm wondering if there's something we can do for the Haiti orphans that will soon be arriving in the USA. There's so much destruction right now that sending anything directly to Haiti would be impossible, but maybe later on this year? Quake Quilts maybe?
I have more older child and preteen fabrics than I do baby stuff so I'll start on some for older kids. I do have the long arm for quilting if needed. I'm sure I can make something out of what I have in the scrap tub.