Monday, 8 July 2013

Quilters are the most generous people!

Quilters from all over have donated their time and precious quilts to the project "Quilting for Calgary".  So many families have lost their homes in the devastating flooding a couple of weeks ago.  The Quilting for Calgary group is working hard to ensure that the flood victims feel the caring of the community through a quilt.  Check them out on Facebook - Quilting for Calgary.

I've offered to donate my Long Arm Quilting services to the effort - so I expect that I'll be very busy in July and August helping out.  I've already done a couple of quilts for flood victims - and one raffle quilt that will be used to raise money for the effort.

I've also had a few quilts on and off the Freeda in the past week -

Here is a Thimbleberries Block-of the Month from a few years back.  Marj did a great job on it - and now it just needs bound and on a bed!  Glide thread; Come Dance with Me panto.

Marj's Thimbleberries BOM - sorry, not the best pic of the quilting
Bonnie pieced this beautiful vintage quilt - pineapple blocks and appliqued flowers in the borders - all vintage fabrics!

Bonnie's quilt hanging out with Freda - BBA (bottom border alert!)

Bonnie's Applique Quilt - corners before quilting

Bonnie's Applique Quilt - top border
Bonnie's Applique Quilt - complete

Bonnie's Applique Quilt - close up B & W
Freda (not Freeda) created her first quilt - a whopper king size! for her daughter's wedding!  So Fine top and bobbin; freehand paisleys
Freda's Wedding Quilt hanging with Freeda the Long Arm

Freda's colorful quilt!

Freda's Wedding Quilt - close up

I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of the backing - it's a nice wide-back - have I mentioned before that I love wide-backs?  They are so easy, almost always guaranteed to be square - and no seams!  Priceless!!

Tomorrow I have two baby quilts lined up for Freeda - then a quick trip up to Whitehorse for birthday celebrations with some wonderful old friends - not "old" - just good friends!

When I get back, I'll be helping Betty Ann get acquainted with Freeda . . . stay tuned!  By the way - I'm really feeling comfortable in my space at Addies . . . I meet so many quilters and have lots of interest in the long arming process!  I thought everyone knew how a long arm worked, but that's not so!

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