Welcome to my visitors from Lily's Small Blog Meet -- I'm looking forward to meeting some new friends myself!!
About twenty years ago, I decided that I couldn't indulge myself in such a pleasant career (quilt making) without including an aspect of useful compassion to it. At that point, I began to donate quilts as often as possible to variation charities and missions. Sometimes the purpose of the donation is to raise money and sometimes it's meant to bless someone with a quilt.
A group of the latter left here on Saturday. Nine quilts went with the Chardon United Methodist youth mission team to Appalachia Service Project (ASP) on their annual summer trip. The quilts will be used to bless the lives of the families the team works with during their week in Kentucky. These quilts are made and donated by an assortment of my friends. I insist they are cheerful and machine quilted as they are intended to lift people's spirits and be durable, long lasting comforts to them.
It was hard to let this one go but I hope by the end of the week, it will be delighting someone new!
Circle Play by Reynola Pakusich. I found her website but can't tell if she is still active. I've taught classes off and on using this book since 2004. This version is called EXOTICA. It's 26" square, machine pieced, hand appliqued, and hand quilted. I have attached a sleeve and there is a rod included with the quilt.
And you can bid on it!!
Just click over to www.holdenarb.org and click on WOODLAND TWILIGHT On-line Auction. Once you get to the Auction page, it's listed in the ART section (I am pleased that they included it in that section!). On-line bidding continues through July 10 and all the details are outlined.
So if you've want to own one of my pieces, this is a good chance! I don't sell very many pieces. And if you are ogling the blue/rust border fabric -- save your energy. It's long gone!
To the kitchen! My quilting friends will be here soon -- we are re-booting for the next round of quilts to be donated. I'm going to surprise them with a rhubarb cobbler!! If you live on the eastern side of Cleveland, Ohio and would like to join our happy little group, let me know!
P. S. First Monarch butterfly sightings here today -- hope it's a good summer for them!!