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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Help Support Boston

Please send a little note and gift card if you can:

BOSTON 911 CARES Update: Below you will find the addresses where notes and letters of support can be sent to our brothers and sisters in Boston. PLEASE, at this time, no packages or food should be sent. Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts gift cards might be nice. Packages will not clear security at this time. Letters and gift cards will. Please share this on your personal site or other 911 sites. Make sure you include the wording we have provided. These are bog agencies and we want to make sure letters get to dispatchers.
Boston Police DISPATCH/911 400 Frontage St. 02118. Boston Fire ALARM/DISPATCH 59 Fenway 02115. Boston EMS DISPATCH/COMMUNICATIONS. 767 Albany Street 02118. All are Boston addresses. During any tragedy, your support of the brotherhood is appreciated. 911 CARES = we will update this as we can(Kevin)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

QBSA 12" Block Swap for April

These are the two blocks I sent to Ruth for our swap this month! Batik!

Love this block pattern, so easy and I love the look of it...Ruth has received them and loves them too! Yippee!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Finish!

I made this quilt from leftover HST's from a Pineapple Quilt that I made...

     Quilted it myself at home on my Dressmaker...used a recycled sheet for the
backing...turned out lovely!  Yippee!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Charity Quilts

I just completed these two scrappy quilts to donate to "NorCal Aids Cycle", a 330 mile bike ride to raise money for Aids research here in Northern California.  A good friend of ours family makes this bike ride every year and holds a raffle of items to raise money. 

If you are interested in donating to this wonderful cause, heres the link:

                            Thank you!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Need your help Bloggy Friends!

Please see the post below from Michelle at "Quilts from my Crayon box" about a
young boy recently diagnosed with an incurable cancer.  We are trying to get fabric
squares donated to make him a 100 good wishes quilt made asap, but we need your
                Thank you and Quilty Hugs!!  Julianne

Thank you and a plea!

My sincerest thanks go to each and every one of you that have said Yes and are sending me a square of fabric and a wish for Joey's 100 Good Wishes Quilt. So far I'm expecting 16+ squares and wishes (we call the combo "squishes") and Kris has commitments for 20 so far.
But we need more. Many, many more if we are going to succeed in creating this quilt for this sick and just diagnosed little boy. I have yet to find out how long they expect him to live if the treatment they are attempting doesn't work at slowing down and/or putting his cancer into remission. All I know at this moment in time is that it isn't curable. And I'm worried that we won't get the quilt made fast enough.

So I'm putting out this plea for help. You can read my original post about this request here. Please help me spread the word by posting about this on your blog or letting your bee or guild members know.

Anyone can be a part of this project. All you need to do is to send me a 9" square piece of fabric (just fabric, not a quilt block), something appropriate for a 9 year old boy (I just learned that he likes super heroes and he plays the violin) and a written wish or quote, a poem or a joke, or a silly story...something to cheer him up and bring a smile to his face. The details are all spelled out in my original post.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I'm hoping to get an update soon from Kris so that I can share it with all of you. The family is meeting with the oncologist today. Knowing that so many people care and want to help him beat the odds has got to help him keep hope.

Blocks for Children w/ Cleft Palette

Every few months or so, I dig into my kid friendly scraps and make a pile of these 9 patch blocks for "Children with Cleft Palette"..these sweet children are born with this horrible condition and still manage to give you a smile.  I mail these blocks to a lady in Southern California who puts together quilts and sends them to the hospital where these children have donated free surgerys to fix their cleft palette.  Thank goodness for surgeons who donate their time to help these kids!  Every child that has the surgery gets a snuggly quilt to take home...

These 9 patches are made from 3 1/2" squares.  Very simple! If you would like to help these kiddos and send some blocks, please contact me and I will give you the information...
                    Thanks Quilty friends!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Block Swap Adventure Blocks received..

Wow!  Talk about lightening fast!  My partner for April was Jody...I got these on April 1st!  WoW WoW WoW!!!   Thank you so much, they are perfect!