Here's a few things that I haven't posted about yet from the last couple of weeks (You're gonna love this!) . . .
I got to meet one of my quilting idols, Melissa Corry, from Happy Quilting! She donated 8 beautiful quilts! She's as awesome in person as she is on her blog! :o)
Then I met Marion in Payson. She contacted me and told me she had 21 quilts to donate that she had gathered from various friends . . . When I got there she gave me 47 quilts!!! Totally AMAZING!!!
I started receiving quilts in the mail July 3rd. We have now received 127 completed quilts, 60 quilt tops, and 218 beautiful blocks and fabric to make quilts with! Unbelievable! =D
On July 5 and 6, I went to St. George to a "quilt-a-thon" at My Lazy Daisy. They donated the fabric and batting and we were able to complete 27 quilts!
We made "rag" quilts (at least that's what I call them). For each block the fabric is 10" square and the batting inside is 8" square. For a lap-sized quilt we made it 6x6 blocks. For a baby-sized quilt we did 4x4 blocks. We just sewed an X through the "block sandwich" (top, batting, back) and then joined the blocks together, wrong sides together. We snipped the seams, then washed and dried the quilts. No quilting or sewing bindings on! Simple and done! =D Click on the "Quilt Stores" tab above to see how your quilt shop, bee, guild, church group, or neighborhood friends, can organize something similar! Here's a closer look at some of the quilts we made:
Then Dana Brooks, one of the co-owners of My Lazy Daisy, brought out several quilts from her own "stash" that she had previously made and quilted!
I wish you could see in person all of these quilts I'm receiving every day! I am so impressed and amazed with all of the time and talent you are all putting into each quilt you are donating!
Yesterday I picked up 10 more quilts from Marion in Payson and 15 quilts from my cousin, Jen Stemmons. AWESOME!!! =D
If you want to see a "Quilt Show" click on the "2012 Donations" tab above and see some of the fabulous quilts being sent in! I'm not done taking pictures of all of the quilts, so check back often to see what people are doing!
If you would like to help us spread the word, click on the "Press Release" tab. It has an article you can use on your blog, send to your quilt guild, local newspaper, radio station, put in your church bulletin, or have your city put it in their newsletter! I really appreciate you bloggers writing about Phoenix Quilts on your blog and using our button! People that have lost their homes to these awful wildfires need our help to bring them a little bit of comfort during this tragic time in their lives.
Thank you for all you're doing!!!