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.
This quilt will be donated to a kid in need via the Quilts for Kids organization. This organization provides quilt kits. For every quilt kit that they provide, they request that you make an extra one when you return it. Here is my extra one:
Visit AmyLouWho’s Blog to check out the other quilts that have been made for the ’100 Quilts for Christmas’ event that is hosted by Kate from Swim Bike Quilt and Aunt Spicy.
Also, check out the Flickr group with all of the quilts! You may want to join the fun!
If you are participating in the ‘100 Quilts for Christmas’ event hosted by Kate from Swim Bike Quilt and Aunt Spicy?
If so, check out Moda’s Website for organizations that collect charity quilts to distribute to those in need. From here, I discovered the Quilts for Kids organization. They are actually based out of the Philadelphia area. They have many chapters and one may be in your area too! Best yet, you can request a quilt kit to make a quilt for their organization. I just requested mine and it should arrive in 1-2 weeks. You may want to join the fun and help Kate and Aunt Spicy reach the 100 quilt mark goal.
Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild members spent the night collaborating to make several quilt tops and pillowcases for charity.
I worked on some orphan blocks from Julie of Jaybird Quilts. With the help of Andrew pressing the seams and donated fabric, this quilt top was truly the result of collaboration. With the completed quilt top ready, I will have an opportunity tomorrow to free motion quilt this top with my new stitch regulator on my machine.
After a night of sewing for charity, I am ready to try a new pattern with some of my stash of fabric for charity to make a fun kid’s quilt for a child in need within the community. Kate from Swim Bike Quilt and Aunt Spicy are hosting a wonderful online event to encourage quilters to create a charity quilt. Click on the button below for the details and spread the word.