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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Charity Quilt

That time of year again when the fund raising quilts for cancer research which is hosted by the Utah state quilters are being finished up in preparation to be turned in. I donate my services and quilt up these quilts for my customers who participate in this. This one was assembled by Louise.

It's inventive how they work this whole thing. Every year some pink fabric is chosen and at the annual state meeting they sell fat quarters to those who are willing to make a block of their choice out of it. Since it is a fund raiser this fabric is not cheap. The following year these blocks are turned in and people vote for their favorite blocks. I'm not sure this is right, but I THINK the ladies have to pay for their votes - thus more income. Then these blocks are assembled into groups and handed out to ladies who are then willing to make sampler type quilts out of them. Then these quilts are turned in the next year and are auctioned off. All the proceeds going towards a cure for cancer.

I'm not a member of this state quilters guild. I did attend one afternoon a few years ago just to see what it was like - but decided my money was better spent attending the machine quilters convention each year. But there are a number of women in our local quilt guild that are faithful attenders.

1 comment:

  1. It's very pretty. And, as always, you chose the perfect stitching to go with the blocks.