Friday, July 24, 2009

giving quilts away for good causes

Below is a gift I made for a friend who was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She has an amazing attitude. She knows she will come out of this a stronger person. I am inspired by her. I thought she could use this to take to her treatments to bring whatever she may want while she is there.

One of the highlights this summer was going to Albany to see family ~ which was just wonderful. We went to celebrate my aunt Sister Mary Glavin's 50th Jubilee. We loved seeing all of our family and hope we get to see them again soon! Below is the quilt I made for her. It is a signature quilt and I had everyone at the celebration sign the wings with a purple pen. She loved it and I love her. She has been a very important part of my life. The quilt was made for her and for my guilds annual challenge meeting - this year the theme was butterflies.

Below is my donation to the Priority Quilt to help the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I used all the scraps from my Blue Willow quilt seen below in a few other postings. I was bummed to get the letter saying it didn't get into Houston but I will enter it in a few other shows.

Below is a detail shot of my guilds - Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild - latest raffle quilt. It is a queen size and machine quilted by Kathy Sperino . She did an exquisite job on it.

Here is a shot of the whole quilt. The guild members made the blocks and did the hand applique. Gina Brooks is the chair and I know Shirley Bangma, Donna Hopkins, Sharon Morris, Coral Barry and Susan Arena helped. Bravo ladies. If you want to buy some tickets 6 for $5 or 1 for $1 email me at

My nephew Stephan and his wife Stephanie had their baby in late June, her name is Natalie and she is precious.

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