Posts tagged: "charity quilting"

  1. Patriotic quilts do double duty (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on July 3, 2015

    Let this holiday weekend inspire you to make quilts that you can display during patriotic days throughout the year! Nancy J. Martin’s Bound for Glory has never been offered at this low price before. You can download it now for just $4.00. Think the classic quilt patterns in Bound for Glory can only come out […]

  2. Memorial Day: honor them with a Quilt of Valor

    Posted by on May 21, 2015

    When I was growing up, the last Monday in May was called Decoration Day. It was established in 1868 as a day to honor those who died in the Civil War by decorating their graves with flowers. It wasn’t until 1971 that Memorial Day was declared a national holiday, and by then its scope had […]

  3. Staff show-and-tell: look what we made!

    Posted by on June 25, 2014

    You may have guessed that we’re a creative bunch here in the office. Of our 34 employees, 26 of us sew and quilt. Pretty great percentage, eh? And that doesn’t even count the knitters or crochet addicts! A typical Monday morning will include show-and-share of someone’s completed weekend project. If we hear any ooohs or […]

  4. Lend a hand: donate quilts, cash to Oso mudslide victims, families, workers

    Posted by on April 5, 2014

    As images and stories about the devastation created by the mudslide in Oso, Washington, began to surface on March 22, we were all greatly concerned. Oso is less than an hour’s drive from our office, and news of such a disastrous event, so close to our own homes, has affected us all. We are reaching […]

  5. Lift your spirits: stories of charity quilts, shared by you

    Posted by on December 17, 2013

    In September, as part of our second Share the Warmth Charity Quilt Drive, we invited you to tell us about your charitable giving in the form of quilts—and you responded with great passion. Today we are honored to compile your ideas for giving to charity-quilt organizations into a list that all quilters can use to […]

  6. The giving season: charity quilt organizations (+ prizes)

    Posted by on September 12, 2013

    The passion quilters have for their craft is contagious—and why wouldn’t it be? Quilting is often a shared affair. Guilds, groups, get-togethers, swaps, round-robins, quilt-alongs, and more provide a place for us to show and tell—not to mention those trips to the local quilt shop, where quilters love to congregate too! They say there’s strength […]

  7. Veterans need your quilts: join Quilted in Honor

    Posted by on August 29, 2013

    Right: “Hometown Afternoon” from Red, White, and Sometimes Blue. Quilters are a bighearted bunch. When we learn about people who have sacrificed or suffered, we talk to each other. We organize. And using the skills we’ve honed, we find a way to help. It’s the compassion and generosity of quilters that led to the creation […]

  8. Share the warmth: quilting for charity

    Posted by on December 10, 2012

    In August 2011, the women of the Georgia Quilt Council gathered to make Quilts of Valor for wounded soldiers. By the end of three days, 52 quilt tops had been completed. Photo submitted by Ray Barreras as part of Martingale’s 2011 Share the Warmth campaign. Ask a hundred quilters to name what they like best […]

  9. Quilt, sew, knit, and crochet for Sandy

    Posted by on November 10, 2012

    Images and stories from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy—which caused severe damage in New Jersey and New York—continue to remind us that people will be left with challenges for many months, even years to come. Our hearts go out to the residents and volunteers on the East Coast who are picking up the pieces. Craft […]

  10. Thread your needle for a cure

    Posted by on August 6, 2012

    If you’d like to squeeze extra smiles into your day, get to know Ami Simms. This famed quilter, teacher, and author not only has a talent for design; she has a knack for comedy. Along with her many books, including How NOT to Make a Prize-Winning Quilt, Ami is the inventor of the all-in-good-fun Worst […]