Thursday, August 27, 2009


Hi just wanted to remind everyone you can follow what's new by going to my personal blog

so the mystery quilt is located @

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mystery Quilt

If you're a participant of the mystery quilt tht is still listed on it's separate blog.

Update - Closing of Faith Quilters

With heavy heart I wanted to let you know I've decided to discontinue Faith Quilters. It was a decision I struggled with for 3 days but one I had to make. I will certainly miss seeing the ladies every week. I sincerely hope that everyone will continue with their quilts as in the long run it doesn't really matter where you sew, its that you love sewing. I encourage all the ladies to keep quilting and hopefully use your talents to help and comfort people you encounter along your path. I will be helping Dana finish her first quilt and will post that here as she did an amazing job.

When I have quilted the comfort quilt tops I have on hand I will be donating them to the Lakeland Police Department. They will be given as a sign of comfort to their wounded officers. I'll post the maker and photos here once they are finished. The blog will be here and if you need anything posted please email me.

I will be continuing as time allows to work on my comfort quilts that will also go to people I find in need of comfort. I never know where they'll come from but God never fails to send me someone when a quilt is ready. From here on all those will be posted on my personal blog. There is a link here or you can type in - GOD BLESS

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


This is more of a thing for my personal blog but I'm posting in both places because I need opinions. Our church is holding a ladies tea as a benevolence fund raiser in December. We'll collect grocery gift cards instead of cash. As chairman of the event I wanted to raise cash for our churches benevolence fund as well so I am making a quilt to raffle for $1 or $2 per ticket. Problem - I need by 12/1/09 so have to make up my mind but I can't.

Anyone know a stunning pattern they might suggest (no applique - mine is terrible). And Christmas fabrics - would you buy more tickets if it was Christmas fabrics or something you'd use all year? I was torn deciding if they might buy more thinking it could be a gift or maybe more if it was non-Christmas colors so they could display all year.

So please share your opinions. Email me:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


As you know I was led this year to make quilts for the active mililtary people I know for July 4th. Luckily I only knew 2 so it wasn't overwhelming. During the time I was making them I met my brother's girlfriend and her son was just leaving for the Persian Gulf. Needless to say I wanted to include him.

During the process of making the quilt (they don't happen overnight) she decided to move out of the area and I had no way of contacting her. I really wondered why finish the quilt as it had no home. But God laid on my heart to finish as it belonged somewhere. Well, not 2 weeks later I heard of a wounded vet in Ohio (Lee) that was riding a bike around Ohio to raise veteran awareness and was injuried in an auto accident caused by careless kids. Wow he's a veteran, in need of comfort and God's love - did it find a home or what. So while it did not go where I intended I think it went where God intended. It's on it's way to Ohio today. I hope Lee loves it.


Ever find yourself hitting deadends in so many areas. You feel like things just keep getting worse and eventually find your complaining to yourself and God about things that in the grand scheme of things are small and insignificant. I find at those times God shows us people that are suffering life changing worries and concerns. I think that in those times God takes the opportunity to show us how much we have in our lives to appreciate.
The last few weeks God has shown me how blessed I am and that there is simply no shortage of people needing comfort. Everything from divorce, sick children, friends dealing with cancer, hospice, etc. I am truly seeing where my comfort quilts need to go.

Today I blessed the father of a co-worker with a comfort quilt. He is going home from the hospital today in the care of hospice. I wanted him to go with a reminder of God's love and comfort. Here's the one I choose. It's some blocks Amy started and I was able to add some borders and make it into a comfort quilt. I hope God adds his comfort everytime he uses it.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mystery Quilt

Some of the members of Faith Quilters asked about a mystery quilt project. So I've choosen a pattern, picked out my fabrics and am currently working on breaking down the pattern into sections so the outcome remains a mystery.

Want to follow along. The fabrics are listed now and instructions will be posted on the 15th of each month beginning 8/15/09. The blog is located at -

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Valor Blocks

Here's a picture of our valor blocks on the design wall. Every one was sewing different bocks but since we came as a group we were given all the animal prints. Not usually my taste but these were great. I think we did pretty good in 3 hours to finish almost the entire top.

Let me know what you think.


Today some of the group went to Bradenton and volunteered at Cotton Patch Quilts. Every year they do a work day for Valor Quilts which are then donated to wounded vets. Vickie, Amy and I made the trip and everyone had a great time. We were able to finish almost an entire quilt top. Just 2 blocks short. Here's Vickie and Amy on their first quilt blocks.

Only sad part of our day was Kathy was ill and unable to join us and Dana and Becky were out of town. We missed you guys.