OK ladies, here it goes. I am so excited to be sending my first blog. My new blog site is all about quilting for a mission. 95% of all the quilt tops I make are completed by the NFC Quilters and auctioned off to help raise money for disaster relief around the world.
Making lemonade out of lemons is what I do! I work almost exclusively with donated fabrics and UFO's. I know it's sometimes hard to part with the fabric we have in our stashes. You know, the fabrics that we just don't know what we could ever make with it. All of those donations help keep others warm. Donating needs to become an important part of every quilters cleaning ritual. I am sure that you can find a charity in your area, that can use your scraps and UFO's.
As soon as I learn how to download pictures, they will become part of my site. I hope that this will be a site of encouragement and little nudges to help you think outside the closet. I know that as NFC Quilters, we are always open to donations.
Just last weekend, we participated in the 46th annual West Coast Mennonite Sale and Auction for World Relief. As you can tell by the name, it is held each year. Tens of thousands of dollars are raised, and I think that it is the best live quilt auction, anywhere!! There were over 200 quilts auctioned on Saturday. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of such a wonderful cause.
I am a self taught quilter. I have never taken a class, ever. I started making quilt tops for missions in November of 2010. I have made about 210 tops since. From really big to really small. A lot of the quilt tops that I make, I design.
I'd love to hear comments and questions. Anything that you'd like to know about? Join me again, when I talk about a quilter's mission!
Thank you for dropping by my site. I look forward posting pictures and hearing back from all of you. V