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.
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 The second quilt I sent was
bright and cheery but nothing fancy...
...the front and the back.
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...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.


...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 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

Friday, May 3, 2013

I'm back and I've missed you...

...since my last posting, way back on March 29th
I've been spending a lot less time on the computer, but
still my computer has been hacked
and has sent out emails to just about everyone in my address book...
not once but twice. I apologize, really, I did not send them out.

Mr QnQ retired March 31...
it's hard to believe that he has been retired 5 weeks already.
We traveled to Canada April 5th and
got to see the grandgirls perform in a dance competition.  
They did fantastic...I even got to 
celebrate my birthday with was great!!!

I've been working on donation quilts.  
In March I signed up with Sarah's Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.  
I will be donating these 2 quilts to Happy Chemo...
...helping Emily reach her goal of donating 1500 quilts to cancer patients.  
This time I did not procrastinate, had a couple UFO's
that just needed to be quilted!!  
I finished binding the quilts as we traveled down I75
to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee for a little vacation.
We went antiquing or 'junking' in Jonesborough TN
and stopped to take these pictures at a park.
The pink quilt would be perfect for a breast cancer patient.
I'm calling it 'In Full Bloom'.
The brown and green one would be perfect for 
a boy who loves is quilted using sports equipement.
I'm calling it 'Playing on the Grass and in the Dirt'.
I'm hoping I have time to make another quilt before I have
to mail mid June...still have lots of time, right?

We used to live in Morristown in East Tennessee 10 years ago
and the closest quilt shop was an hour away.
It is called the Cherry Pit and is in Sevierville TN.
We stopped by the Cherry Pit on Tuesday,
the same ladies are still there.
I bought this cute snowman pattern...called
and a wee bit of fabric...$6.35 worth...
...yes Mr. QnQ is retired.

Today, I'm linking up with 
Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.

I've entered my purple log cabin quilt at the 
Quilting Gallery's Show and Tell.
This week theme is Applique quilts.
You can vote for 3 quilts till Monday at 6:00 p.m.
If you like my Flowers at the Cabin quilt
I would love your vote.
Vote HERE.

Enter the Quilting Gallery's Giveaway
at the bottom of the voting page.
To enter leave a comment answering: 
What’s your favourite size of quilting ruler and why? 
You have until Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.

Happy stitching