Hospice Quilt Finish

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Yeah! A finish of the best kind because it is a charity quilt for Hospice. I am part of a small group of 6 women who meet at a nearby church and we make quilts for Hospice. Our fearless leader and extremely talented quilter, Jean N., started the group and even taught several of the ladies to quilt. A couple of fabric companies sent us some great samples. I grabbed this group and did a simple HST quilt.

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Sue C. from my quilt guild generously machine quilted – and not on a long arm, but on her domestic! See how she cleverly mimicked the flower design from the fabric onto the white triangles? And the border – wow! The flowers go all the way around.

All the quilts we make this year will be donated to the local Hospice office in December and they will in turn gift them to patients for us. Except for making a quilt for a dear loved one, I think I enjoy doing this the most.

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10 responses »

  1. Awesome quilt, and your friend did an amazing job with the quilting! I make quilts for end-of-life, too. It is super rewarding 🙂

    • heartsdesireretreats

      Thank you. I try to do several quilts a year for charity. The retreat this year will be doing a quilt for the ALS foundation. Yes, extremely rewarding.

  2. This quilt is just beautiful! I love the flower print fabrics and how smart to carry the flowers into the quilting!!

    • heartsdesireretreats

      Thank you! When this fabric was donated, I quickly snagged it because it is so bright. I have a second top finished from this fabric and just need to quilt it. Sue definitely helped the quilt come alive with her quilting.

  3. I just can’t get that flower fabric out of my head…do you happen to know what it’s called or what line it’s from?

    • heartsdesireretreats

      Funny. Robert Kaufman donated it and on the bit of selvage I have left it says “Karen Lewis Blueberry Park Daisy.” Hopefully you can find it on line!


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