Each year for the last 4 or 5 years, I raffle one or two quilts and donate 100% of the proceeds to a family that I hear about struggling with a lot of medical bills. The raffles aren’t big, just word of mouth through Facebook. We usually raise $4-700 or so but I feel any amount helps.
Well for 2018 I decided to disclose the name of the family as our dear friend Linda passed away very suddenly and I wanted to hold this year’s raffle to help her family with her final expenses. Our raffle ended April 30 and I was so pleased to tell her family that we raised a whopping $1,305.
I so wish these fabrics showed up better in pictures. They are Robert Kaufman’s vintage Christmas line. It really is much prettier than the photos that make it look dull.
My second favorite patter, Magic Tile. This so will be gifted next Saturday to Glenda. She studies and does our devotional each month at the craft group. Hope she likes it.
One for the ladies at church, Della, goes out of her way each month during our craft group meeting and arrives early to set up, makes tea for everyone, brings us donuts and stays till we all leave to lock up. I decided one day I’d make her a quilt to say thank you.
All she requested was pink, anything pink. Well pink is hard as I rarely use it so I went back to my favorite pattern, Carpenter Star. It’s the only pattern I know you can complete it with 8 fat quarters and some background. It gave me a chance to use some Kaffe Fasset fat quarters I been meaning to try. Originally I hated his fabrics but some of them are growing on me. I think she liked it. Can’t wait to finish the round table topper I’m making her mom.
I hope these quilts brought at least a tiny blessing to 2 young girls. The church asked me to teach a beginner quilt class once a month at our Creation Station. A few weeks in advance I was able to talk to the ladies via text and email about what they needed to bring and was thrilled to speak with a very nice lady named Erica. She seemed so excited to learn and I agreed to pick out fabric for her first quilt. One week before the first class, Erica was struck by a car while jogging and killed. I’m sorry I never got to meet her but one of the ladies that joined the class was her best friend.
I learned she had 2 barely teenage daughters so I took the fat quarters we choose, added some white and make them memory quilts from mom. Her friend Melissa was kind enough to delivery them for me. They are just slightly different fabrics from the same color line.