Quilts of Valour FMQ

Last year I offered my longarm quilting services to Quilts of Valour. People donate quilt tops and fabric for backing and they ask longarmers to provide the batting and longarm services for free. I received these two quilts in January. One is a very busy batik quilt so I used an edge to edge design called Dazzle.

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The second quilt has a lot more background space so I chose to custom quilt it. Ironically the donated quilt top was from Quiltessential’s 2011 Block of the month program and I made the identical blocks (here is a link to my finished quilt).

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Volunteer FMQ

I volunteered to do the free motion quilting for members of my quilt guild who made a quilt top for Our Lady of Grace.  I recently completed these two quilts.

Ioleen pieced this quilt from blocks that were donated by guild members.  She gave me the freedom to quilt it however I wanted to.  As usual, once I get going on the longarm I can’t stop myself.  Hopefully she will like it.

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She also gave me this one to quilt.  It was a very busy  quilt with no open background so there was no point doing any extensive FMQ on it.  I chose Swirl ‘n Twirl to accent the fabric.

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The Quilt that keeps on giving

Batik Beauty

Batik Beauty 109″ x 109″

I donated this kingsize Batik quilt to be used at a silent auction fundraiser for The Bockman Foundation. It is a non-profit charity that helps people with spinal cord injuries.   I got a email informing me that the quilt sold for $600. I then found out that the people who bought the quilt re-donated it to another silent auction fundraiser for a family with 3 kids that just lost their father.  I couldn’t be happier.  I hope that my quilt brings at least another $600 for that family.

I just did a free hand edge to edge swirl design in the body and some custom quilting in the set in triangles and border.

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