Saturday, February 9, 2013

Looking for quilts

Hi ya'll!
I hope everyone has had a great week so far, it's been pretty busy at our house this week which didn't allow for much sewing.
 Anywho, I wanted to take a minute and share with ya'll a very important project that my mom and I have been involved in for many years.  It's the Ovarian Quilt Cancer Project and it auctions off quilts to raise money for all women's cancers. We are on the board with this awesome project and it's something we care very deeply for.  The quilt auctions are held in November every other year.
The quilt project and 2013 online quilt auction will benefit the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Through innovative research, this program aims to develop effective screening methods and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer. The online auction also raises awareness for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic predisposition which increases the risk for developing both ovarian and breast cancer.
This coming November is the next one and we are looking for lovely quilts to be donated.  This is where ya'll come in.  If you have any quilts laying around or any works-in-progress that would want to finish up and donate we would LOVE to have them! Maybe you want to learn a new quilting technique that you saw online, well here is a perfect excuse to try it! Quilts can be any size or shape and any color under the sun! Quilts can be in any category as well: modern, traditional, art, applique. The deadline for receiving quilts in June 1, 2013 and we would greatly appreciate ANY that you're willing to donate! Plus, who couldn't use a tax write off too?!
If you would like to donate a quilt (or quilts) please print off a Quilt Donation Form that I've attached as a google document and fill it out and send with your quilt by June 1st!
Please pass the word along to your friends and quilt guilds and help spread the word about women's cancer research!  Thanks for your consideration and I know ya'll will come up with some beautiful quilts!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me:
Here is one that I donated in 2011 if you're needing a little inspiration!
I had fun with FMQ and trying new quilting techniques!

Monday, February 4, 2013

More quilts and my cutie!

I wanted to share two more quilts that I've been working on.  The first on was a quilt I made for a craft fair back in November.  It was a simple quilt so I decided to do a lot of fun quilting on it! I'm pretty sure it took me longer to quilt it than piece it!
close up of quilting


The second quilt was very special for me to make.  My husband's best friend's Aunt (still with me?) was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  I'm on the board with MD Anderson quilt auction and we raise money/auction quilts for women's cancer research.  Until now, it never touched me so close to home!  She's started her treatments and during those two hour treatments at the hospital she gets cold.  What better way to stay warm than a new quilt!  I whipped this one up for her and gave it to her last weekend! We love you P, and continually pray for you everyday; your strength is inspiring!

close up of the quilting


On a brighter note, my not so little boy turned one last month!!! I can't believe how much he's changed since those first photos of him!  Top photo he was 5 days old and bottom photo he was one year old!

Happy Monday, and have a great week!

Friday, February 1, 2013

brother quilts!

Back in August 2011,  a good friend of mine asked me to make a quilt for her cousin who was having a little boy.  She told me the colors where lime green and bright blues with an animal theme.  This is what I came up with for Ezekiel William:

Now skip to January 2013 and she asked me to make a new quilt with the same colors and theme for that little boy's new baby brother!  How fun! Here is what I came up with for Elijah Wayne:

What do ya'll think, do they look like quilts for brothers?  I love how they turned out and had tons of fun making them!!

Oh yes, and if the mother of these boys reads this, I wouldn't mind a cute photo emailed to me of the cute boys and their quilts ;) wink wink!

Hope ya'll have a great Friday!