Tag: Charity Quilts

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I can’t remember a time when I haven’t sewn, early memories of playing with the fabric under Mum’s Green table (where her sewing machine was in constant use), making clothes for my dolls and eventually for myself. I have strayed into other crafts but sewing was my favourite. Mum always had a scrap bag stuffed…

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The other day was fine – dry, warm, not raining – so a friend and I met up for a suitably socially-distanced picnic in my garden. I’d been over to visit Ann in her new garden (but not house!) just after the lockdown was eased and we had a picnic in her garden, wandered around,…

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There is something very special about putting a lot of time and creativity into making a quilt and then passing the finished quilt on to its new owner. When we make for family or friends, we want out quilts to be the best they can be, within our level of skill. Is it any different…

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Want to make a quilt to donate to a good cause, but don’t know where to start ? Over the past 28 years I have made many quilts for various charitable causes and have countless opportunities to make such quilts, so I thought I’d share some of my ideas with you. Idea 1- Make quilts…

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Earlier in the month I wrote about the generosity of quilters.  We all know what comfort a quilt can bring and that is why so many of us quilters make for others.  There are many different charities you can support that offer quilts to people, from newborns to the end of life and everything in…

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Today should have seen the next instalment in my Modern Quilt series but, as you may have guessed from the title, it isn’t! The last week seems to have passed in a blur with a trip to IKEA for bedroom furniture, new studio arrangements and the such.  With the girls heading back to school I…

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If you have been following the Quilts for Christmas Dinners you will maybe already have seen posts from Maggie Lloyd-Jones who started this amazing project.  Sometimes things happen that reach out to us all .. this one certainly did to many of us, and will continue for many years to come.  In Maggie’s own words:…

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This was my first quilting retreat, held last few days of November and over Sylvia’s birthday. I’m told that the rule is “what happens on retreat stays on retreat”, i.e. no telling tales. Ha ! I’m a rule breaker…… What a surprise: I turned up later than anyone else on late on the Friday, having…

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From time to time things pop up in the Quilty Charity World.   Lemn Sissay is a brilliant poet, and Maggie Lloyd Jones is working with him to support the Care Leavers Christmas Dinners he has started a movement about with a donation of as many quilts as possible to wrap the Care Leavers up with…