Quilts of Valour #9

I continue to volunteer to provide batting and donate my time to do the longarm quilting on quilt tops donated to Quilts of Valour.  This is the 9th top that I have longarmed for them.   I used Glide Khaki thread and e2e design Waterworld.



Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild

I volunteered to do the longarm quilting on this charity quilt made by members of the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild.


Here is a close-up of each of the nine blocks.


More Work for Quilts of Valour


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.




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



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.




Surprise Thank You

A few weeks ago I received this lovely thank you card from Lezley Zwaal the founder of Quilts of Valour Canada.  It was a much appreciated and thoughtful gesture.



As a longarm volunteer for Quilts of Valour not only do I do the longarm work but I also supply the batting.  In 2016 I have  completed two donated quilt tops and I have another one coming to me to work on this weekend.

QofV2front  QofV1front  Volunteer Longarm Quilting

I have also designed, pieced and quilted a couple of quilts that I have donated

qofv2front1   2016 Quilts of Valour Donation

QofVFinish2  2015 Quilts of Valour Donation

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.



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).