Thursday, June 26, 2014

It's a Dog's Life

  1. Aren't these the cutest doggies? We are currently working on quilts featuring man's best friend. This has been a fun theme to stitch and it looks like the members enjoyed stitching these cuties, as there were lots of sign ups.  There are so many dog charts available to purchase and a lot of them are free to download.






Wednesday, June 4, 2014

We've got QUILTS!


Quilts, tote bags, walker bags, wheelchair bags and greeting cards were recently delivered to a care facility for seniors.  

There were lots of smiles when these items were delivered recently.  The seniors love to receive these special gifts of love and the members of our group love to stitch, sew, and quilt them. 

We now have several members creating these gifts, so more gifts are being made and given to the seniors.  But, there is always room for more!

We always enjoy having new members join our group and we enjoy seeing all the gifts being created from the cross stitched squares. 







Saturday, May 31, 2014

"In a Garden" Quilt Theme

Our group has been working on some really nice themes these last few months.  One theme that will be well received by a lady at one of our care facilities is  "In a Garden".  

This will be a gorgeous quilt when finished.   The members have had fun stitching these various pieces from their stash of designs.

Summer is usually a busy time of year with children and grandchildren out of school, going on vacations, etc.  However, if one or more of our blog readers would enjoy taking a little time to stitch for charity, the reward of giving from the heart is wonderful!

Our group is free to join and there is no pressure to stitch-you can stitch however much you have time for. 

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
― Mother Teresa








Monday, April 21, 2014

Don't Forget to Enter Our Current GIVEAWAY from Fabric Seeds


Make sure you enter our current giveaway from Fabric Seeds.  There are some nice fabric prizes.


Giveaway ends Friday, April 25th.

Click here to go to the giveaway post and enter via the Rafflecopter widget.  (open to U.S. residents only)

Fabric Seeds Giveaway 

Good luck.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dolly Mamas


 Our group had lots of fun stitching these unique Dolly Mama charts for a quilt recently.  One of our members, Bonnie C., had purchased these charts for her own use.  After she stitched them, she decided to share the charts and remaining floss with some of our members to make a memorable quilt for a senior lady in a senior care facility.

A lot of these sayings are so true about seniors, as well as non-seniors. There are lot of us who can relate to them.  

At the present time we have a "dogs" theme open.  Members are stitching charts from their stash or from some of the freebie websites.  We also have a "Geometric" theme currently open, where members are stitching different charts from the DMC-USA website of Geometric squares. 

We are planning a couple of new themes beginning next week. 

Cross stitchers:  come join us in our stitching fun and help to brighten the day of a senior or child.  You can join by clicking on the Yahoo tab at the top of our blog.  If you decide our group does not fit your stitching needs, you can unsubscribe at any time and re-join later at any time.




Monday, April 14, 2014

*GIVEAWAY* from Fabric Seeds


Sarah of Fabric Seeds is sponsoring a giveaway for us this month.  She is offering some fabulous prizes for quilters or sewists. Fabric Seeds is offering Prize #1 a Mod Tod Fat Quarter Bundle and Prize #2 a Mod Tod 10" Stacker and a Rolie Polie.  There will be two winners of these beautiful fabrics. 

Please visit Fabric Seeds to view all the wonderful fabrics offered.  They also offer Blocks of the Month, Patterns, Precuts, Yardage, Kits, and Notions.   Their Facebook page is  https://www.facebook.com/FabricSeeds

Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

Contest starts April 14th and ends April 25th.  Sorry-but due to shipping costs, this contest is limited to U.S. residents only.  Please leave an email where we can get in touch with you if you are chosen.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We'd love to have you sign up to stitch, sew or quilt with us at our Yahoo Group but it will not be counted as an entry.  Come join us!  We're having a lot of fun creating quilts, totes, walker bags, and more and bringing smiles to those who receive them.   

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Months of the Year Quilt




Bonnie C., one of our most prolific and generous quilters, made a suggestion last year that we make a quilt theme of months of the year.  Each member had the option to choose which month they would like to stitch and to add the name of the month if it was not part of the chart.  Our members came up with some wonderful squares as depicted in the photo array. This has been a fun theme and I know there will be two beautiful quilts created and donated to a senior center.  There will be some smiling faces on the day these are delivered.