Thursday, 7 May 2020

Creating a Quilted Legacy Day Two


This is day two of the hop to pay tribute to PaulaB, she would have been thrilled by the great response, and all the wonderful quilts which will be donated in her honour.

I hope you have been enjoying it. I loved all the visiting yesterday  and seeing the quilts everyone has been making for various charities. I realise they won't be delivered just yet, at least we can't in the UK, but as soon as the restrictions are lifted there will be a plethora of quilts ready to be delivered. I have a feeling that they will be needed more than ever, sadly.

There are many, many quilters like Paula, who make numerous quilts for charity. Some are taking part in this hop, but some don't blog, so you won't know about most of them. Their contribution is invaluable, and deserves recognition.

Today I am featuring quilts by three quilters who make charity quilts but do not blog. I'm very happy that they wanted to join in anyway, which is wonderful.

Remember to read right to the end of the post to discover who else is participating today, and find out all about the prizes on offer and how to enter.

I will feature the quilters and their quilts in the order they were received, and first up is Marianne from Lakewood Ranch, Florida.


Marianne has used a multitude of scraps for this colourful quilt, there are some lovely fabrics there, I especially like the fussy cut kitty.  It is quilted either side of the seam lines in both directions which works great with the design. A lovely dark fabric with splashes of colour like confetti  is used for the binding, which frames it beautifully. Mariannes quilt will be donated to Jack's Basket.

The second quilter featured is Rebecca from La Crosse, WI. Rebecca just loves making quilts for those in need, and plans to make more this year.  Rebecca makes quilts for Project Linus, Quilts of Valour, Covered in Love, and 4Patches4Hope as well as others.


This was made for Mercyful Quilts in CA as part of the Hands2Help Project. It's a large lap size (almost a twin) 'Single Slice' quilt made from a collection from Bluprint for the hospice program, I must say I do like the quilting. Rebecca hopes it brings comfort to someone who needs it, to let them know there are people who care. Isn't that a lovely sentiment?


Rebecca also made this lovely bright quilt for a local charity auction which she participates in every year.

The third participating quilter is Margaret who used to blog as Maggie Stitcher and lives in the UK.  Margaret is another quilter who spends most of her time stitching for various charities. I 'met' Margaret through Paula, who had a good friendship with Margaret and often spoke fondly of her.


This is a small 36 inch quilt made from a Moda charm pack, which Margaret made for a local charity fundraiser. The border sets it off beautifully, and the salmon pink first border fabric is used for the binding. Nice quilting Margaret, I think I could manage that design, think being the operative word!  Margaret also makes quilts for care leavers and several other charities, and has recently been making scrub bags for the local hospital.  Margaret doesn't stop there, she also makes cat mats.


These have been made for the local cat rescue centre. Margaret tells me she has quite a few more made up, but she has run out of wadding, so they won't be finished until after lockdown.

Thank you so much for participating Marianne, Rebecca, and Margaret, and do pop back, I'm sure there will be lots of very complimentary comments on your wonderful quilts.

Here is the list of the lovely quilters participating over the three days of the hop.


PRIZES!


This is the full list of prizes, entries are obtained by leaving a comment on any of the participating
blogs over all three days, the more comments, the more entries. Please leave your comments by
Friday 15th May to be eligible for the prize draw. Those winners who live outside the US will be eligible for gift certificate and pattern prizes only due to international postage charges, sorry. Winners to be announced one week after closing.

All these wonderful ladies have donated prizes for this charity blog hop for which I thank them so much, especially at this most difficult time in history. They are listed in the order they arrived.



Lorna, Sew Fresh Quilts, $50 gift certificate for her pattern shop.
Yvonne Quilting Jetgirl, 2 PDF patterns of choice.

Bernie Needle and Foot, $25 certificate for her shop.

A fat quarter bundle from Figo Fabrics
A set of quilty gift cards from Initial Thought by DMF  Note cards set 1
A pattern of choice from Karen, Sugar Free Quilts
A $30 gift certificate for Doris, Cactus Queen Quilt Co
A PDF pattern of choice from Joanne, www.etsy.com/shop/CanuckQuilterDesigns
$25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop
(donated by Janice Holton)

Enjoy the hop everyone, and remember, every comment on every blog gives you another chance to win a prize, and it's nice to acknowledge the work and generosity of the ladies who do so much for others out of the kindness of their hearts, like Paula did.

Join me again tomorrow, the final day, when I will have something else to show you

Until then,
with smiles from
Kate x

43 comments:

  1. The quilts will be so welcomed, and the love there will last for a lifetime, in Paula's memory.This hop tribute is not like anything I have read before, and to know it is spread so far and wide, Paula would be so happy with the quilts, made in her memory.

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  2. Wonderful, colourful quilts, sure they will brighten up someone's day!!!

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  3. Bright Scrap Quilts s are a favorite of mine. Sarahsgiftnship(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Good morning, Kate! The bright squares and the bright jelly roll quilts caught my eye at first -- but the softer quilts then began to shine. A lovely quilt show.

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  5. Beautiful, Kate. LOVE the quilting on the second quilt in the photos. Well done.

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  6. Great quilts that will brighten lives.

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  7. cat mats?....love it...too bad cannot get reviews from them...lol

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  8. Thanks for sharing lovely quilts that will give others comfort! I always enjoy seeing scrappy quilts.

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  9. Thank you much for making room for non-bloggers to participate. This hop is a wonderful way to honor a quilter who obviously touched many lives with her generosity. Nice to see other quilters pay it forward.

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  10. Special ladies making special quilts for people in need! What a great tribute to Paula and her legacy!

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  11. I love your scrappy quilt! So sorry about Paula.

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  12. Isn’t it just like you to reach out with open arms to make sure everyone’s efforts are acknowledged! You’re a very special lady. It’s important to remember there is a quilting life outside of blogland! Quilter’s are so generous.

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  13. I’m always in awe of how generous quilters are! Lovely quilts ladies!

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  14. Aren't those sweet quilts?! So many generous quilters!

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  15. Those quilts are all wonderful, and will definitely bring comfort!! This is a wonderful way to honor the legacy of a special lady!

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  16. I love all the scrappy goodness that goes into so many charity quilts. That's what I love to do.

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  17. Thanks for featuring the quilts of the non-bloggers. This whole blog hop is bright and encouraging in a difficult time.

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  18. Some lovely quilts, made with some simple fabrics and designs. I love the idea of cat mats! I’m going to follow up with our local rescues!

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  19. Another delightful group of quilts! It is so heartwarming that Paula's connections and influence went beyond blogging. Thanks again for putting together this celebration.

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  20. Thanks for sharing this work on non-bloggers. I don't blog either but make NICU quilts for a children's hospital.

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  21. Thanks for sharing the quilts made by Marianne, Rebecca, and Margaret. They are all wonderful donation projects. Paula would be SEW delighted!

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  22. What great quilts Marianne, Rebecca and Margaret, and what a great tribute to Paula!

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  23. I enjoyed seeing the quilts these ladies made. Thank you for sharing them.

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  24. Thank you for featuring quilts made by ladies who don't have a blog. It is wonderful seeing so many generous women and men who work to care for people they don't even know.

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  25. So many lovely quilts in your post! I love that quilting on Rebecca's quilt, it's a design I've not seen before. So pretty!

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  26. What a wonderful bunch of quilts. Truly Paula was loved by many and she is smiling down at all of you.

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  27. thanks for sharing mine and the others too of course loving Rebecca`s quilting can see she is a professional at it

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  28. Many, many thanks to Marianne, Rebecca, and Margaret! Sometimes we forget that the majority of quilters don't have a blog. It's wonderful to get a glimpse of some of their wonderful work. There's some really gorgeous quilting on display here. Very inspiring :)

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  29. How wonderful to see these ladies' quilts! Each one is so lovely, one can't even pick a favorite. All will be enjoyed by the recipient, and we've had a chance to enjoy them, too. Thank you so much for posting them. Great job, ladies!

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  30. Very nice quilts! It's good to see so many charity donations. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal.net

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  31. So sweet of you to post about quilts made by non bloggers. What a wonderful tribute to Paula B.

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  32. What a lovely post, seeing all those beautiful quilts from non-bloggers. We don't get to see their generosity nor give them the recognition they also deserve. Thank you for sharing that!

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  33. what bright, colorful happy quilts !!! Paula would be thrilled and we all are. Thank you for participating.

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  34. You're been busy! Such a nice tribute to someone who was obviously well loved. Thank you for inviting us to visit.

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  35. Please thank Marianne, Rebecca and Margaret for us. Their quilts are beautiful! I'm still trying to figure out how the quilting was done on the second one. Love it!

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  36. It seems like a very "Paula" thing to do, to feature the lovely quilts of other quilters so that we can appreciate their work and generosity. Thanks for doing that.

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  37. Thanks for showcasing the quilts for those who don't blog. Such a great cause.

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  38. Lucky kitties to receive these. So sweet.

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  39. So many great quits in honor of Paula! I especially love that scrappy one at the top. So nice to have all participate even if they don't have a blog!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave a comment, it helps me grow as a quilter and as a blogger. It also makes me very happy :)
I try to respond to all comments by email, but if I don't reply within a few days it may be because you are a no reply blogger

With smiles from,
Kate