On Saturday, February 8, the quilting world lost one of it's true treasures. A sweet and generous quilter named Paula Budinger.
A celebration of Paula's life will take place on Sunday March 1st in her home town. In honour of her life and love of quilting we would like to invite all of you to participate in a blog hop to commence on May 6th, which would have been her 79th birthday, until May 8th.
Before I give you any more details let me tell you a little about Paula.
Paula of PaulaB Quilts, began quilting in 1980, she was a consistent supporter of multiple quilt charities such as Project Linus, Jack's Basket, and Covered in Love. Quilters are such generous people, most of us make charity quilts, some of us occasionally, or for appeals, and others, like Paula, make most of their quilts for charity. These are the unsung heroes of the quilting world.
In the blog hop we would like you all to make a quilt for a charity, whichever is closest to your heart, and share your creations in the hop. This is open to all quilters, and if you are a new quilter we would be delighted if you joined in. If you don't have a blog no problem, just send one of us a picture of your finished quilt and we will post it on our blogs with your name and the charity to which your quilt will be donated (or you can remain anonymous if you wish).
If you do have a blog, we would love for you to post our button on your blog, I'm not very techie, like Paula, but you can grab it from the sidebar at Color Creating and Quilting
Special thanks to Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts for giving us permission to use one of her quilt designs for the button.
There will also be prizes!
Each comment left on a blog post will get readers an entry to win several prizes, so the more comments left the more chances to win a prize (bloggers as well as readers are eligible for prizes). The list of prizes will be announces later. Participants with blogs are welcome to offer prizes on their own post if they wish but it is not required.
Please contact either Kate (Smiles From Kate) @ firstname.lastname@example.org, Janice (Color Creating and Quilting) @ email@example.com or Karen (KaHolly) @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate and let us know which day you would prefer, 6th, 7th, or 8th, and if you can be flexible.
I do hope you will join us in honouring Paula's Quilted Legacy.
Here is a selection of Paula's quilts from her blog.