Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Deliveries

Our group has been working hard all year to make quilts, totes, pillows, and various other items for the children at Favor House (a domestic violence shelter) and for the residents of Century Care Center.  The deliveries were made recently to both of these charities.  Quilts were also delivered to the Ronald McDonald House in Pensacola, FL for the children.

The totes for the children and the seniors were filled with goodies.  

We hope that we've helped to bring smiles to the faces of those less fortunate.  

Mel delivering quilts, totes and other items to Century Care Center

Totes under the Christmas tree
Some of the totes for the children

One of the quilts delivered to Favor House


Winners of the Pellon Giveaway at World of Charity Stitching

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barbara woodsDecember 14, 2012 3:57 PM
i liked pellon on facebook

Comment #10 B GreeneDecember 14, 2012 7:45 AM
I am a happy follower of the WOCS blog.

Emails have been sent to the two winners-please respond within 3 days.  Thanks.


Friday, December 14, 2012

World of Charity Stitching Giveaway from Pellon®


Check out our newest giveaway from the Pellon®.   

Please go to our Giveaway Tab at the top of our blog.  Follow the directions to enter by leaving your comments on the Giveaway Post only. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Check the original blog post to see if you are the winner of this beautiful fabric bundle. 

Thanks to all who entered.

Monday, December 3, 2012



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Congratulations, NicoleAn email has been sent to you.   If no response is received within 3 days, another person will be chosen.  


This giveaway is closed.  Winner will be announced tonight.


Cathy Dixon at Cotton Blossoms Farm is the generous sponsor for our giveaway this month.   Cathy is offering to one lucky winner a fat quarter bundle from the Garden Party collection by Pillow and Maxfield for Michael Miller Fabrics.

Click on the Giveaway Tab at the top of our page to enter this giveaway.  Please leave your comments on that page so they can be counted with other entries.   

This giveaway is open internationally.   

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lighthouse Quilt Theme

This is our most recent quilt theme.  The ladies have been stitching various lighthouses.  They might find these charts as free charts on the web or in their stash of magazines or books.  There are already 12 members signed up to stitch a lighthouse and there is plenty of time for other members to find a nice pattern and sign up, if they wish to do so.

There are many opportunities to stitch for our group.  We usually have 3 or 4 quilt themes open at any given time.  We also stitch individual squares that members might find appealing.  These are sewn onto pillows or tote bags/wheelchair bags/walker bags for the seniors and children, by members who enjoy sewing.  

If you love to stitch and have lots of charts you have been stashing away, maybe you'd like to join our group, so your stitching talents will be appreciated by the seniors and children who receive our gifts.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Two Quilts to be Donated to Century Care Center

 Deb C. has created two beautiful quilts that will be donated to the Century Care Center during the upcoming holidays.  Thanks to all the ladies who stitched these squares and to Deb., one of our talented quilters.  There will be lots of smiles when the seniors see these quilts next month.

These are most of the individual squares stitched by members of our group.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Meet Jacey, a Very Brave Little Girl

Our group, World of Charity Stitching, recently donated a quilt to a little girl named Jacey who has Leukemia.

One of our members, Steff W. from Canada wrote, "I saw my friend Jordi to give her the quilt, and she was just so thrilled with it, everyone did such a wonderful job with it. Jacey was in the hospital this week for lumbar punctures, 2 different chemo drugs and a flu shot, and took it like a trooper. They are 6 months into their cancer journey now, and so far so good.  Thanks again so much for your thoughtful gift, I know it is very much appreciated!   It is very apt, as Jacey now qualifies for a wish from the 'Make a wish' foundation, and wants to go to Disneyland once she is able to travel out of country again!"
Jacey’s mom, Jordi, wrote the following about Jacey’s journey:
“Jacey is our energetic, extroverted, spirited 3 year old. Affectionately known as our Jacey Badger she was also extremely healthy. Following her third birthday in March we noticed that she was napping in the afternoons, and seemed to spend a lot of time on the couch. We passed it off as her being tired from starting preschool.  At the beginning of April, though, she also seemed extremely pale and even more lethargic than before. We went to her paediatrician, who sent her for blood work. The results came back with a red blood cell count of 60 - normal is 120. We were sent to the local children hospital's ER. Do not pass GO; do not collect $200. At about 11:00 pm, our paediatrician showed up,  3 machines had missed it, but the pathologist manually checking her blood caught them. Cancerous cells in Jacey's blood. Up until that point, I had never believed that time stops. It does, though, when you hear those words. It's straight out of a movie, complete with blood rushing in your eyes and thoughts of, "This is a dream." Within 48 hours, we had a diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Jacey had a central line and was hooked up to her first dose of chemo.

"This is where the blessings started. Jacey was diagnosed with the most common - and most treatable - form of childhood cancer. ALL has a 96% remission rate, and Jacey is considered a low-risk case. We live in a city with a  major children's hospital. We have my mother living minutes away from us, and she took our 5 year old daughter, Cami, in to live with her.  You don't realize how inspiring children are until you see them in situations like this. Jacey continues to be a bright, energetic imp. 6 months after diagnosis, she has had 10 lumbar punctures and approximately 30 doses of chemo. She is fast becoming a legend amongst the recovery room nurses for her love of red popsicles, her renditions of Elton John's Crocodile Rock (Elton is her favourite singer) and her immediate demands to go to go to the playroom.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful gift of the Disney quilt. The amount of support that our family have received awes and humbles me. I came across this quote on the 6 month date of Jacey's diagnosis, and I hold it close to me now: 'We are so often caught up in the destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it.'  
Thank you, Jacey and the rest of the Strem family."  

Leukemia is a type of cancer that starts in the bone marrow (soft, inner part of the bones) It moves quickly into the blood and can then spread to other parts of the body such as the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, and central nervous system. Both children and adults can get leukemia.

Leukemia can often develop quickly. When this happens it is called "acute", and if not treated, could be fatal in as little as a few months. "Lymphocytic" is a term that means that the cancer starts from white blood cells called lymphocytes. Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer that starts from these white blood cells in the bone marrow. ALL is sometimes called acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

There are many different types of Leukemia and the treatment given and the outlook for the person with leukemia vary greatly according to the exact type of leukemia.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


The following ladies (or perhaps a man) are winners of the Lapel Stick giveaway.  Lapel Stick will be sending 2 sticks each to 10 winners:
1.ritainalaska  2.Cecelia   3.Cathy   4.Bets  5.Margaret   6.Marjorie Nath  7.Yuli  8. vwlady  9.JustPam, 10.myself  (this is not the writer of this post; it is the person who entered the contest with the name of "myself").

The winners will be contacted via email shortly.  You will have 24 hours to respond with your mailing addresses.

Thanks to all who entered.

Be on the lookout for a new giveaway the first part of December!  

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ronald McDonald House Receives Another Quilt

The Ronald McDonald House of NW Florida has received another beautiful quilt made by the ladies of World of Charity Stitching.  The squares were stitched by members from all over the world and the quilt was created/quilted by Lana, one of our talented quilters.

The ladies of RMH are always happy to see the new quilts. They always enjoy seeing the places where all the squares come from. They know these squares are stitched with lots of love and the quilts are put together with loving hands.

Thanks to all who stitched and quilted this beautiful gift of love. 

These are the individual squares stitched by members for this beautiful quilt.

Don't Forget to Enter the Giveaway at World of Charity Stitching

Don't forget to enter our current giveaway sponsored by Lapel Sticks.  This giveaway ends Wed., Nov. 14th.   There will be 10 winners of two Lapel sticks each.  

To enter, please click on our GIVEAWAY  TAB at the top of our blog and follow the instructions.

Monday, November 5, 2012


We have a new giveaway sponsored by Lapel Sticks.  There will be 10 winners of two Lapel sticks each.  

To enter, please click on our GIVEAWAY  TAB at the top of our blog and follow the instructions.

This giveaway will start November 5th and end November 14th.

Good luck!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Maple Leaves

Don't these beautiful maple leaves remind you of fall?  This Maple Leaf chart we are currently stitching as one of our quilt themes is a free chart offered by Connie Barwick, one of the designer members of our group.    

Our members were given the choice to stitch with whatever color they liked, so there will be a variety of colorful leaves for this quilt.  

And some of the ladies are sending in matching fabric with their stitched squares for this unique quilt.   The senior who receives this beautiful quilt will enjoy all the colorful squares.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Disney Characters

Take a look at all the beautiful stitching the ladies of our group have been doing lately.  This will make a fabulous quilt (or two) for a child.

Our talented quilters will have fun creating quilts with these Disney squares.  

Thursday, November 1, 2012


One of our talented quilters, Bonnie, told us she had some Elvis fabric in her stash.  Bonnie makes many quilts for our group to be donated to seniors and children, so we thought we'd like to try an Elvis themed quilt. 

We decided to create an "Elvis" quilt with each stitcher using her imagination to stitch a square that would symbolize Elvis and how they remember him.  Elvis was an American music icon who was very popular in the 60's and 70's (for those of you who are too young to have ever heard of Elvis). 

We hope that by creating this quilt for a senior citizen, it will bring back fond memories of good times.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fruits and Berries

Here is another quilt theme WOCS is working on:  Fruits and Berries.  Look at all the unique designs the ladies have stitched for this quilt. 

There are many opportunities to stitch various designs for the quilts we make for seniors and children.  

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hello Kitty

These cute little Hello Kitty squares will be made into a wonderful quilt for a little girl.

There are a few more squares being stitched by our members and when they are all mailed in, they will be sent to the quilter who will create a unique child for a child.   

Our hope is that this quilt will bring comfort to a child in need of a little extra love.  There is a lot of love being stitched in each square by our members and by the quilter.

So, if you have a little time to stitch a square for one of our quilts, tote bags, walker/wheelchair bags (or even a bookmark for a child or senior citizen) you can join our group by going to our Yahoo website here.  


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Forest Animals Quilt Theme

The ladies of World of Charity Stitching have been working on their squares for the Forest Animal Quilt.  These are some amazing pieces.  The finished quilt will be amazing too.  The senior citizen who receives it will certainly appreciate all the work that went into the making of this quilt.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kitten Quilt

This beautiful kitten quilt has found a new home at the Favor House (a domestic violence shelter for women and their children in Pensacola, FL).   The Favor House always appreciates our donations and I know a child (and his or her mother) will appreciate this beautiful quilt.

Thanks to all the ladies who stitched the cute little kitties and to our quilter, Kylie.  Kylie's 13-year-old niece helped choose the coordinating fabrics to match the kittens . . . great job ladies!

Perhaps this beautiful quilt will inspire some of the members of our group who haven't stitched for a quilt in a while and some of the newer members to sign up for a quilt square.  We always welcome new members who want to cross stitch, sew, or help make a quilt.

It is always a pleasure to donate these beautiful works of art to our charities.  We hope to be able to brighten the lives of the recipients with our gifts of love.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Winner of the Ann Kelle Fabric Bundle

Winner of the Ann Kelle Fabric Bundle

A long-time member of our group, Dona Reynolds, is the lucky winner of the Ann Kelle Designs fabric bundle.  Congratulations Dona! 
Thanks to all who entered the wonderful giveaway sponsored by Ann Kelle Designs.  And thanks to Kelle for her generosity in donating the fabrics.Comment #179
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Be on the lookout for a new giveaway coming in November.

Monday, October 8, 2012

World of Charity Stitching Giveaway

Don't forget to enter our current giveaway, sponsored by Ann Kelle Designs (ends Friday 10/12).

Monday, October 1, 2012

World of Charity Stitching Giveaway-Ann Kelle Designs

 Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle Designs is sponsoring a giveaway for us this month.   Kelle is offering 1/2 yard each of the six Remix Celebration prints in the photo below to one lucky winner.   

Click on the Giveaway tab at the top of our blog and enter to win.

Contest starts October 1 and ends October 12.