Quilts for a Cause

Lana Bates Memorial Quilt: Spring Florals QAYG, Quarter One Project Update

All month I worked on the Spring Florals Quilt, the first quilt in the Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project, piecing applique and stitching the floral and butterfly elements in place. Honestly, I have not worked too much in the quilt as you go (QAYG) style, so it was a fun departure. This article is the …

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Quarter One 2021 Projects and Plans Review Video

I am finally able to find a few pockets of quiet, uninterrupted time around here again and I am resuming some face to face video chats. Ideally, I would like to get back to a quarterly project review and planning video where I can showcase what I’ve been up to and chat about what worked, …

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Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project: Spring Florals QAYG – Quarter One Project Plan

The first quilt I plan to tackle for the Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project is the one I believe was intended to be a quilt as you go (QAYG). With quilt as you go quilts, the backing and binding are worked on with each square, essentially making several (dozen) miniature quilts which are then all …

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Quilts for a Cause: the Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project

One of the first encounters I had with quilts as an art form was when I was about 10 or so. I remember in the foggy way of a several-decades-old memory just snippets of the experience. Walking through the pavilion hall with my mother and aunt, we browsed the hanging textiles as though they were …

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Quilts for a Cause: Stars and Straps Process Video

Watch me work on the Stars and Straps Throw Quilt in this short video. The video, shot over the course of a week or so, goes step by step through the process of making each block and then turning them into the finished quilt top. Through the magic of video editing, something that took me more than …

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Quilts for a Cause: Stars and Straps Throw Quilt for the Armed Services YMCA

Bid on the Stars and Straps Throw Quilt on Ebay for Charity from November 8 to 18, 2019 and help do some good while getting something good!  In pursuit of my mission to good works through my business, I have set up my second listing to sell a quilt for charity! I plan to do at least one …

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Quilts for a Cause: Making the Stars and Straps Quilt

It’s time once again to make a quilt for a cause! In case you haven’t been following along, I plan to make one quilt per fiscal quarter to auction off through EBay for Charity in efforts raise money for various non-profit charity organizations throughout the year. Engaging in this practice helps me feel as though I am …

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