Thursday, March 22, 2012

What's Cookin' at The Sweatshop, Week #24 - Caught Up? Well Sort of...

Hi, all!

First of all, if you're looking for the signups for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2012, click here.  There's still time to join in!  And if you don't know what that is, go check it out!!  Hopefully you'll be inspired to join us!!

Well, it's been a while since I posted what we've been up to at The Sweatshop, so I've got quite a few quilts to show you!

This first quilt top was received as a result of the Scrappy Block Challenge - Sharon got carried away and created a whole top instead of just one block, then sent it to us with the remainder of the fabric so we could add borders.  Joanna finished this top off and isn't it lovely? It found its new home with a young woman suffering from Guillame-Barre Syndrome, and we hope it brings her a lot of comfort in a difficult time.

This pretty, sunny top was pieced by Emilie - another 1600 quilt!  It will be winging its way to New Orleans to a woman dealing with the last days of cancer...

This pretty quilt, covered with Tennessee wild irises, was made from a kit donated to us.  I don't remember who donated the quilt, but thank you, whoever it was!  Tracy did the piecing, and I quilted it. It went to a young woman who just had surgery for breast cancer.

This beautiful quilt was pieced by Pam, for a gentleman dealing with prostate cancer.  Take a look at the back...

Pam makes such pretty pieced backs!

This vibrant quilt, made from blocks donated by Sharon, is going to our pastor to be used for the bi-weekly Monday night prayer service.  Sometimes he prays with someone who just needs a quilty hug, and we try to keep quilts on hand for him to give away if needed....

This pretty quilt went to a gentleman battling leukemia.  I believe Debora pieced this quilt, but I've lost my cheat sheet, so I might be wrong!  I love the warm colors in this quilt, and hope its new owner does too!

This pretty quilt is made from another top received as a result of the  Scrappy Block Challenge!  You really ought to check out Selina's February 8th post to see the unique block this quilt is made from.  It was given to a woman dealing with lung cancer who has just been diagnosed with brain tumors, and given a 6-month prognosis with chemotherapy.  Her bright and cheerful attitude is an amazing thing to see!

This pretty bricks and blocks quilt was pieced by Debora, and found its home with a gentleman who is dealing with a new colostomy.  Hopefully it will brighten his day a little bit!

And this last quilt, pieced and quilted by Pam, is going to a newborn baby!  It's always nice to be able to give quilts for happy reasons, too!!

So that's what we've been working on for the past two weeks!!  Thanks to all of you who had a hand (or some fabric) in the quilts above, and if I forgot to credit you, please forgive me!!




  1. Lots of lovely quilts to lots of deserving people.

  2. Wonderful, wonderful quilts sure to bring comfort in a time of need. Thanks for all you do!

  3. Beautiful quilts - I'm sure they'll make the recipients feel a lot better!

    Is that your dog in the background? Maybe a border collie? I have had several border collies in my life, and loved them all. My current dog is an English Shepherd, which is a brown version of a border collie, basically. Your yard looks beautiful - I think it's spring!

  4. Hi Sarah-the Iris quilt kit was donated by me. I got it at a trade show years ago. It is gorgeous! I'm glad it will have a good home.

  5. Wonderful quilts for such a meaningful purpose. You are inspiring me to get going with quilts for those needing one around me.

  6. All just gorgeous! Yes, you have a wonderful yard for photo settings. If they give me a smile, I can only imagine what these gifted quilts do to the receipiants.

  7. Love them all, especially the baby quilt!

    Beautiful work ladies!

  8. They are all beautiful quilts. I think they will bring their new owners much comfort.

  9. Wow! They're all fantastic! I really love the back of the quilt Pam pieced:)

  10. Wow! I like them all. Great work by all of you.

  11. please please keep writing these posts! They are so encouraging and inspirational. When I take a break from sewing Aussie Hero quilts I am hoping to have time to make a quilt top to send to you.

    happy stitching!


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