Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Labeling charity quilts

I know, 2 in a row - don't faint!
If you've followed me, you know that I am the co-founder of a group, Quilters for Comfort. - If you click on the tab you will find out the information. - We have a couple new members and a question has come up about labeling the quilts for donation.  
QFC started originally when we were all members of an on line machine embroidery site and someone came up with a label that simply states, "Lovingly made by Quilters for Comfort".  And because at the time, many of the quilts were made by more than one person.  Someone would send embroidered blocks, another would send 'filler' blocks to an assembler who would construct the quilt then the quilt would be sent on to someone to quilt and bind.  (yes, the postal service loves us!)  As this group has grown, we still have many quilts made by many hands but we also have some who make an entire quilt, start to finish, on their own.  I understand the 'signing' your work.  You've worked on something you're proud of, you sign it.  Here's where I get concerned --- When you're not sure who is going to receive that donated quilt, do you really want your full name on it?  I personally do not but I'm interested in if I'm a minority on this issue.
If you do quilts for charity, do you put your full name on it?  What is your opinion of this topic?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Been wondering lately if I should even keep this blog open.  It seems I rarely post anything anymore.  Lately I haven’t even been reading much, yet I do enjoy seeing what others are working on, what’s new, etc….

AZ has had a glorious couple weeks.  We’ve come close to the 90 degree temps and I don’t have a problem with that at all.  We also had a pretty decent snow storm the beginning of January that I just happened to have to drive home in!  Being from the U.P. of Michigan, I wasn’t concerned, but I was sure wishing the people in front of me were behind me!

I have been quilting some QFC quilts and also sewing up pillowcases:

The scrappy patchwork ones were tops given to me a couple years ago from a QFC member who, due to health reasons, can no longer sew.  These were part of a community service project and were a little rough but a little trimming and quilting and they will comfort someone.

In my last post I mentioned that my 14 year old fur baby was in poor health, sadly last week we had to make the very difficult decision to let her go.  It’s still raw and I can’t remember ever feeling so much emotional pain.  My first instinct is to immediately get another fur baby, but I think it’s best for me to settle and not have expectations of a new pet…
Not sure when I will post again, could be days, could be months….


A little post script here...  I usually use windows Live Writer but the last couple times, I have not been able to post... Wonder what's up with that????