Monday, November 19

What's on the line?

I took my "on the line" photos last Wednesday. Had to do that as last Thursday these quilts "on the line" went off to New Jersey with my friend, Monica Meyer Javens. She is giving a week of her time to make a mission trip to New Jersey to help folks affected by Hurricane Sandy. She's writing about her journey and you can read her blog here. It's called Minnesota Love Going East!!!  Very appropriate!!
There are many quilt drives going on now for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. When I learned that Monica was making this mission trip, I offered to send a couple of quilts and stuff, and to ask members of the Kindred Kwilters if they would like to send something, too. And they did!
First up............this quilt is a joint effort of my friend, Cathy and me.
We made it several years ago to donate to the local women's shelter. I did the applique center and Cathy did the big "quilt as you go" borders, then surged the edge of the quilt.  I thought the surged edge made it look unfinished and always intended to add a true binding. I finally did it! Cathy passed away in 2009. She'd be pleased this quilt is headed east as she grew up in White Plains, New York. :-)
Next up is a Christmas patchwork quilt that someone made when we did quilts for Iowa flood victims in 2008. It was summer so a Christmas quilt got set aside until now.  I added a red velour binding and I hope some child loves the quilt. Now as you know, it's a little windy up here on the ridge..............  
          
Oh, yeah, really windy! I almost gave up and then finally managed this shot........
Along with the two quilts, I gathered mittens and scarf sets, two men's insulated vests (new ones that were bought for my dad and never worn), a couple of purses, stickers for the kiddies and those yummy Land O'Lakes cocoa mixes to warm up the workers and those who have lost their homes. There's a sweet blue baby blanket an awesome knit Christmas stockings that were sent too late for the Iowa flood victims so off they went to New Jersey!
And then there were quilts from members of Kindred Kwilters. Here's Sandy Shaugnessy with an adorable child's quilt that she finished at 6:00 p.m. and our meeting started at 7:00 p.m.!!! Awesome!
That's Diane Wild on the left and she quilted this "rescue" quilt top, so called because it's a garage sale find which she "rescued". She wrote a lovely message on the back of the quilt for the person who will receive it. Thanks, Diane!
 
On the right in the photo above is Dottie and she had a pile of quilts to donate, at least four or five.  She had them in her car and when the meeting was over, we just tranferred them to my car, then later to Monica's car. :-)  Big thanks to Dottie! 
And here's Ruth with a quilt she made for Hurricane Katrina but did not have a way to get it to anyone and so she said........"I guess it was meant for someone affected by Hurricane Sandy"!  Thanks, Ruth!
There were also some hats, mittens, and other items that were donated and after our meeting I delivered it all to Monica. I laughed when I saw all the "space bags" that held all the stuff folks have donated. I was worried things might be popping out her car windows as she cruised down the road but she had it all under control with those awesome "space bags". They really, really work!
So, in addition to gathering stuff for Hurricane Sandy victims, I've also been working on a Silent Auction at church and then playing with fabrics........lots of fabrics from Jacquelynne at The*Noble*Wife. And I decided that I would share a couple bundle with my quilting friends at Kindred Kwilters. So, I put together two bundles........."O Holy Night" on the left and "Fruitful Hands" on the right.............
Somebody wrote all the members names down and then had me draw a winning name. Guess what name I drew?  Ha ha.........my own name. It was too funny!  Obviously, I drew two more names and had two happy winners. And so now.......how about a chance for one of you to win this little fat quarter selection from Jacquelynne's "O Holy Night" collection?
Just leave your name for a chance to win! I'm working on this project with some of the other fabrics in the "O Holy Night" line...........
and in my next post, I'll be giving away some more of Jacquelynne's fabrics with these lovely poinsettias in the design. And all you have to do is leave your name. Every day this week, I'll be giving away fabric. Thank you so much, Jacquelynne for sharing your gorgeous collection!
All drawings will close on November 28th and fabrics will be mailed on November 30th. You'll have them in time to make something Christmasy for this year!!! Go now and leave a comment and be sure to stop by every day this week for more chances to win!
Have fun!
Sandi

27 comments:

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

What an adorable little line! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

That fabric is absolutely precious! Love all your projects!

Grammasheri said...

Thank you for showing the items made and donated by gracious, caring quilters. It is uplifting to see such an outpouring of grace.

Love Jacquelynne's fabric lines!

sheri

Sunnybec said...

You and Jacquelynne are both so generous, I love O Holy Night will be putting that on my Christmas wish list. Hugs

Sharon said...

Sandi I think it is wonderful what you and your friends have put together and I find this very true. Whenever quilters band together it is always for the greater good to help a fellow-man. May sound old fashion but tis true. The fabrics are gorgeous, take care.

Christine M said...

Jacqueline's fabrics are gorgeous. I haven't seen the O Holy Night line before. I just love the nativity one. I'll definitely be looking out for that. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Kathie said...

thank you for donating quilts to the people who were devastated here in NJ losing their homes. What a kind thing she is doing taking a week off to come help.
Life will not be the same for a lot of people on the Jersey Shore....
thank you your post made my day
Kathie In NJ

Judy1522 said...

I am also a follower of Jacquelynne's blog and I love her fabric designs. She is so talented.

Kate said...

Love all those fabrics. I hope some of your lucky rubs off on me, Sandi, and I win!!!! I appreciate the chance to try.

Mommarock said...

I think it is such a cute line! you are such a kind and generous woman!

Diane Wild said...

Since I didn't win at the meeting, I'll be trying my luck here. LOL

cajunquilter said...

What a great group you have! Thanks for the chance to win some fabric!

Marsha said...

Sandi, those are adorable fabrics! Thank you for a chance to win. All the quilts going out East are so special and I know they will be loved. What a great group of ladies you have!

Needled Mom said...

The quilts heading East are wonderful, but I love the idea of the scarves and gloves. I am going to have to send some of those too. We don't think of needing those things in CA.

I love that your own name was drawn. Too funny! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Nanette Merrill said...

Love seeing the quilts and hearing the stories.

Kathryn said...

Thanks for the giveaway. A quilt given to someone in need is the most valuable quilt of all

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Love those 2 star fabrics the best. Great for mug rugs.

hueisei said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of the quilts. :)

treadlemusic said...

Love that line!! I'm finding it so difficult to keep up with all the fabulous fabrics coming out these days! What a great time to be a quilter! Am so thankful to be able to help, in a very small way, those affected by Sandy. Have been privileged to help Erin out at 'My Patchwork Place'http://vesuviusmama.blogspot.com/2012/11/taking-action-wanna-help.html Awesome post...blessings to all, Doreen

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The little shepards are so cute on the fabric.

lynaeve said...

awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance!!

Karen O said...

My Name is Karen and I am a quiltaholic. :) Love that fabric, thank you for the chance to win.

Ellee said...

Wow! How generous of you! Truly lovely fabric! soparkaveataoldotcom

mary mahoo said...

My name is Mary, and I am a stashaholic. Thanks for the chance to win more!

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! I love this cute fabric!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for the giveaway week! I love the shepherds fabric. Have a wonderful week.

Beth said...

Great quilts! Wonderful work by all those quilters.

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