Humboldt Strong

I was deeply affected by the loss of so many people as a result of the Humboldt bus crash.  The Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild put out a call to other guilds across Canada asking quilters to make and donate quilts to give to people who had been directly affected by the crash.  They asked for 200 quilts.  I knew I wanted to help.  Then I found out that one of the victims was member of a friend’s extended family.  Instead of making a generic quilt for the group, I decided to make an quilt dedicated to the family who lost their son.  I hope that it will provide some comfort to them.

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More Work for Quilts of Valour

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I had a little fun in the solid black squares on this quilt .  I love when I get a charity quilt with some quiet background space.  Instead of doing a pantograph I get to use my imagination and do some custom quilting.  Its a win/win for me and the charity.

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This quilt top was a little too busy for custom quilting so I opted for a pantograph called Maple Grove.

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More Volunteer Quilting

Quilts of Valour put out a call for longarm volunteers to help complete some quilts before Christmas.  I took this lovely yellow and green log cabin quilt and used a new pantograph called Maple Grove which features Canadian maple leafs.  I hope the recipient loves their new quilt.

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Volunteer Longarm Work

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I just finished the longarm work on my 3rd top for Quilts of Valour.  They give me a quilt top and I provide the batting and the longarm service.  This quilt proved to be a bit of a challenge because of all the 3 dimensional bling on numerous blocks.  I used  an edge to edge design called Waterworld because it reminding me of birds flying around.  I hope the recipient loves their new quilt.