Category Archives: Charity

QuiltCon Block

The Modern Quilt Guild is having their first quilt conference and show, called QuiltCon.  It us February 21-24, 2013 in Austin, TX.  Although I won’t be attending QuiltCon, I still participated in their block challenge, where guild members created a block using the colors of the QuiltCon logo.  Twenty of the blocks will be assembled into a quilt that will be raffled off at QuiltCon.  The remaining blocks will be used to make quilts for Austin Children’s Shelter.

My block for QuiltCon is finished!  I love the color combination.  I used organic piecing to add gentle curves.  I learned this method back in February when the Philly Modern Quilt Guild had a Sewing Summit with a workshop was with Sujata Shah.  With this block challenge, I was finally able to explore using this method.

I Spy Quilts for Kids

Scraps accumulate, especially novelty kid fabrics.  The Philly Modern Quilt Guild is creating ‘I Spy’ quilts for Quilts for Kids.  In February, we spent a portion of the  guild meeting cutting and assembling 5 inch squares of novelty prints {pictures}.  Members created 9-patch blocks for the March guild meeting.  In March, I took home enough blocks to make 4 of these quilts.  I assembled them with background fabric and quilted them.  Fortunately, I was able to find some volunteers at the May meeting to bind these quilts!  With many hands, this project was easy.  It is amazing how quickly a quilt comes together when you don’t have to make the individual blocks or deal with binding!

Linking up with Quilts are For Giving for Charity Quilts and Swim, Bike, Quilt with 100 Quilts for Kids.

Philly Modern Quilt Guild Sewing

Today I worked on several projects for the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild.


Last November, I participated in a Charity Sewing Night with guild.  I just finished up the quilting and binding for a snowman themed quilt.  It was a collaboration with Julie’s blocks and help with Andrew for sashing and borders.

Our guild is also making pillowcases, here is one that I made for our new charity project – Canine Companions.

Lastly, our February meeting will incorporate a Mug Rug Swap with a challenge to try something new.  Here is my mug rug, where I incorporated selvages.

Do you want a similar Mug Rug?  As part of the Pay It Forward 2011, I will send something handmade (this Mug Rug) to the first 3 people who leave a comment. To be eligible, you must also post this in your blog, offering the same thing to 3 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 3 people sometime in 2011.  I will be receiving something handmade from Elizabeth from The Modern Lady Blog.  She received something handmade from Belle + Bee, who received something handmade from Lindsay Sews, and on and on.