Friday, October 09, 2009

My Entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival

This is my entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival that Park City Girl is hosting. The pattern is called 'Ribbon Star'. All the fabrics are Christmas fabrics. It is hand pieced and machine quilted. I made this for a raffle at the school where my DD teaches. It's an inner city school and there is always a need for more funds to buy books for the library, computers and other classroom supplies. I wanted to help make some of these thing happen.


The raffle took place at the Winter Concert. I was in the audience when the winner was picked. In fact, she was sitting right beside me! It was wonderful to see her happy smile when they called her name! It made me feel good too.


30 comments:

Dee said...

Love, love, love the quilt from its purpose to its destination...what a neat story. Thanks for sharing!

The Calico Cat said...

Nice quilt & neat story. thanks for sharing.

(I guess I could have just said, "ditto" huh?)

Barb said...

Love your raffle quilt...and yes, that would be fun to see the winners face.

Pat said...

You did a great job on this quilt....I remember when you were telling us about it before it was raffled off.

Diva Quilts said...

Wow! It's the first time I've come across a fellow Torontonian in blogland!

Love your quilt!

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

*karendianne. said...

Now I've seen you make some lovely quilts since knowing you but this sure is a stunner. And the story of this quilt truly reflects your personality - very giving!

Your friend faithfully and due to my love for Mimi, *karendianne.

stitchinpenny said...

How wonderful of you to donate a quilt to an in ner city school. The quilt is great and you know the winner loved it.

Reddirt Woman said...

Love the colors in the quilt. What a wonderful thing for you to do to help them raise a little moola!

Helen

Anne said...

Wow! Hand pieced! And so nice that you donated it.

W. Latane Barton said...

That is a beautiful quilt.... made by a beautiful and kind lady.

Claudia said...

Great looking quilt

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt--stars are my favorite! That is such a great story to go with it!

quiltmom said...

Hetty,
What a nice thing to do and what a lovely quilt. I love star quilts and this is a particularly nice pattern. I am sure the winner was thrilled with it.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful story and quilt.
Enjoy the rest of the show.
Regards,
Anna

Sara said...

I really like that quilt - the colors are great - and of course, I love stars...perfect quilt for a great cause.

dhblack said...

I love It!
What a beautiful quilt!!

nicolette said...

I love starquilts and this one is awesome... made with love to make somebody else smile! That’s why we make quilts anyway, don’t we?

Rene' said...

What a great story!! Love that you made it for a good cause. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Rhondi said...

Very pretty quilt. I love quilts with stars!

Granny Lyn said...

I just love this quilt, and I love the reason you made it! quilters are the most generous people in the world,,,aren't we? tee hee

geni (nl) said...

Love your wonderful quilt and its purpose!
Thank you for sharing.

Geni
@ Loose Ends

Jessica said...

What a great reason to make a quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

What a pretty quilt. I love that it is made from Christmas fabrics, and I love even more that it was made for such a good cause.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful quilt and so thoughtful of you.

Serena said...

Beautiful and wonderful to hear it served such a meaningful purpose.

Rose Marie said...

Gorgeous quilt and those HST's you are working on look very interesting. When will you be giving us another peek?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt!

QuiltSue said...

A lovely quilt and a lovely story.

Aimee said...

How beautiful!!! And how fun to have the winner sit right next to you. I love quilts with stars!

Rinie said...

I don't know what to add to all the praise bestowed on you, Hetty.
Just, well done and keep going!