I’ve done a little bit of charity quilting, which I find is truly rewarding. I am the charity coordinator for the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild, we currently are working on making quilts to benefit senior citizens and underprivileged children. If you are interested in donating a quilt, please contact me directly!
This Believe Quilt I made for the silent auction for the Cherrity Pie Festival benefitting the Anchor Center for Blind Children in Denver. I assisted with the coordination, which gave me the opportunity to see the talented staff and children with visual disabilities in their element. It was a very moving experience. The center is a haven for children from birth to age 5, where they are instructed in life skills that will help them assimilate into public education with minimal challenges as kindergarteners. There is a room in the Center they call the ‘light room’ where some children see light for the first time. The quilt was made with hexagons, straight line appliqued, and the word Believe written not only at the top, but on the bottom in Braille buttons.
I have also made four quilts for my daughters’ preschool annual silent auctions. I think the next time I donate a quilt to a similar event, I will suggest trying a raffle, as I think it would raise more money for the cause. Only other quilters know what effort and love go into each quilt!
This first one was my first try at improv. I LOVE how freeing using scraps is!
Two baby quilts backed with Minky, which is slippery yet sooo soft!
Finally, a favorite, my Springtime Quilt, with chevrons on the front, and a tulip on the back