Thursday, May 23, 2013

Comfort quilts and something to smile about...

This year I decided I would make some comfort quilts,
I thought I'd try for 6 to 8 comfort quilts for donation...
...very doable I thought, and then in March I heard,
Henry Glass Fabrics was sponsoring a contest that benefited
Quilts for Kids.
You could win $500.00 for first place and $250.00 for second place.
You had to use the Happy Town fabric 
designed by Jacquelynne Steves.
My friend ordered the fabric for her shop and I got to work!!
I made 2 quilts...mailed them off...
never expected to win...and I didn't.
I was just happy to make a few quilts for such a great cause.
While reading Jacquelynne's blog
 I saw my quilt hanging at the entrance 
of the Quilts for Kids head quarters in Fairless Hills PA.
WOW, was I surprised...
here is the picture of the front and the back of the first quilt.
Photo Photo
 The second quilt I sent was
bright and cheery but nothing fancy...
...the front and the back.
Photo  Photo
...I was even more surprised when I received the nicest email
from Harriet Clemens, Design Director for Henry Glass Fabrics.
Dear Pauline,Your quilt has received an Honorable Mention in our Happy Town Quilt Contest.  Thank you so much for contributing your time and effort to such a worthy cause.  While simple and contemporary, at first glance, we were very impressed by the quilting you did on the background.  It was just lovely and gave the quilt a lot of depth and dimension.While there is no monetary award for Honorable Mention, we will be sending you a gift box filled with fabric.  I hope you enjoy it and continue to make beautiful quilts for this and other such worthy causes.  The people at Quilts for Kids, we at Henry Glass and Jacquelynne Steves are thrilled with your effort on behalf of the children in hospitals throughout the world, who will be comforted by your quilt.Look for your quilt on our Facebook Page and on our blog, as well as Jackie’s and Quilts for Kids.Regards,Harriet

Quilts for Kids just sent 200 quilts to Moore OK...
...definitely comfort quilts need there!!


If you are interested in the Happy Town fabric you can find
some of the fabrics at Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop.

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...and now...
these little cuties make me smile...
...any advice for Tommy???
Run Tommy Run!!!
They were competing in Michigan
at the Hall of Fame Dance Challenge this past weekend...
and it was a fabulous weekend...
Nana couldn't be prouder of her grandgirls, 
Leah and Rylee...you are amazing dancers.
Leah received highest marks for her jazz solo and 
an invitation to the Hall of Fame Nationals Competition...
...she is one happy girl.

Happy stitching


9 comments:

BonnieGay said...

Congratulations on your honorable mention quilt.Quite an achievement considering how many quilts were probably donated.
I am sure your granddaughters and grandson are just as proud of your accomplishments as you are of theirs. You are their inspiration.

suemac said...

Great that you won honorable mention. Such a worthy cause.

Lou said...

Congrats!!! Great job!

tink's mom said...

Congratulations, they are both beautiful and honorable mention is terrific.

Karen said...

That is a wonderful pat on the back for you and your lovely quilts. Congratulations. And how exciting to see them in the photo on display. Fantastic!
Love the photo at the dance challenge. Too gorgeous!!! And, yes, you should be very proud!

Anonymous said...

You make me laugh "Run, tommy, Run"!!! The picture is sooo cute. I heard about Leah's great accomplishment. Well done. And, well done to you too. I am so proud of you.
Marg

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How cool about your quilts. Good job. Moore really needs the comfort quilts at this time. We lived in Tulsa in 1999 when the first huge tornado hit in Moore. It was devastating. I've been having a difficult time this week, reliving it all.

Ginette said...

Congratulations on your honourable mention and the fabric!! What a wonderful cause!

Madame Samm said...

sooo darn proud of you my dear...what surprises me more is YOU NOT winning it all...

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