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.