Thursday, February 21, 2013

Crazy Fiesta quilt -!

I got the top finished -- it is ready to get quilted. I did a little big of stitch in the ditch already. It is stitched down but I think I am going to go nuts and quilt it like crazy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We did it!

I got all of the money I needed!

Last night, when the goal was reached I did not know how to feel. I was so emotional I wanted to fall asleep. This morning I feel more excited and energetic.

All of that to say thank you. Im thrilled so many people helped me out. Its really a crazy thing to process. Thank you very much.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Finished white quilt -

I knew some of the detail would disappear in the quilting of this quilt. But I love love love the quilt.

Its really great.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

White quilt -

Ive never made a white quilt before.

This one is a commission. I used a bit of every white fabric I could find.

I have made the pattern before. Just never a white quilt. This one will end up a king size at the end. I have what I think Is all of the blocks made for it -- it will have a border and then it will be quilted. The back is also going to be white. I think it will be stunning. When its finished.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Half way there!

Im half way to the goal! 

I am going to make a signature quilt with the names of everyone who helps me out on it. Im excited to be a part of that quilt making tradition. Any amount from $5. - $50. will get a signature on the signature quilt.

For $100 Im making people baby quilt size quilts - about 36 by 36. Ill make it as a baby quilt, wall art quilt or table top quilt. 

For $300 Ill make a queen size quilt - Ill make any style in any colorway - or make an original. 

Im surprised and humbled that Ive had so much help doing this. 

Thank you. 

I finished my Mystery quilt -

Well, I started with best intentions .. and fell behind pretty fast. I only got the first step done. I picked out the fabrics.

I love the "barn raising" pattern and decided to make my mystery quilt fabrics into a barn raising style quilt.

Here are some pics.

I really love the way the quilt came out - I love love the Free Motion Quilting. I used about 5 different kinds of threads. I doubled some threads up and used Some thick deco threads, too.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Signature quilt to save my house!

This is a picture of a signature quilt my aunt made about 20 years ago. 

           Every year at thanksgiving the quilt comes out (after we eat) and everyone signs it. 

          Signature quilts are a historical part of quilting, too Quilters have been making signature quilts for weddings, birthdays, celebrations, people moving away and fund raising for events. People could pay some money and have their names put on a quilt - the more money they paid the closer to the center their name got. 

           I am doing a fund raiser to help me pay some back payments on my house. I fell behind and need to catch up again. I have income to stay in the house. I had some of my own medical problems and had both of my dogs get sick and that messed up my money. 

           Im fine now - but, I cant catch up. I cant get overtime anymore like I used to be able to, either. I am doing a signature quilt and hoping people will give money to be a part of it. 

          There are all kinds of levels - 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 50.00 -- those all will buy a signature on the quilt. For 100.00 you will get a signature and a baby quilt. And for 300 you will get a signature in the center of the quilt and a queen size quilt made by me. 

          I joined a site called "gofundme" - its a real site that offers people ways to raise money online for any kind of project. 

          Here is the link to my site -  

          I will display the quilt in an art show and keep it to remind me that Im not as alone in the world as I often feel. I need some help. Please think about helping me. 

Ive got to ask for help -

Hey Everyone -

Last fall some serious things happened that caused me to fall behind on my mortgage. At this point the bank will only accept a lump sum payment instead of payments on my past due amount.

Im asking for help to clear that amount - and let me move forward from the trouble I had last fall.

I explain it all on the "go fund me" page.

I really want to stay in my house. If you can give me some help with this it would mean the world to me. There just are not apartments in my town as cheap as my house is. it would be worse for me if i had to leave.

Save My house!

There are all kinds of levels - from 20.00, 50.00, 100.00 to a 300.00 donation that gets a queen zie quilt in return.

Im going to make a signature quilt with the 20 and 50 dollar donation levels and all of those peoples names will stay with me to remind me that Im really never alone and people are around to offer help when I fall down

I do lots of work in the communities I belong to and I have to ask for help.

Sunday, February 3, 2013