I would love some name suggestions from you.
As you view the photos of the donation quilt, please help me think of a name.
I am so pleased with how it turned out. It brought tears to my eyes as I finished the last corner and then spread it out on the bed to take the photos. My Mom and I have been creating a donation quilt almost every year since 1997 in memory of my Dad, Dan Nordeen. We have since added in memory of Blanche Anderson, my sister-in-law's Mother. I think every year we enjoy it more than the last year. There is something very special about creating a quilt for a cause.
Here are some up close photos of the quilting and the embroidery stitched binding.
We chose the bright green for the lattice and a multicolored green for the center square and the corner stones.
The last border, the binding, and the backing fabric is a green 108" Wide Quilter's Blenders. It was perfect to use an extra wide fabric as there are no seams in the long outside borders and only 4 seams in the binding.
I mailed it to my Mom's this afternoon and soon it will be on display at the The Fireside Dinner Theater in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. They will raffle it for their fundraising efforts for the Rainbow Hospice Care in Jefferson, Wisconsin.
My Mom and I have started to brainstorm some ideas for next year's quilt and colors. We would love your suggestions on colors too.
"Quilts for a Cause" are quilts that you create from your heart.
Take a moment to enjoy the colors around you!
There are a couple of the "Quilts for a Cause" currently on my blog and website - click on the titles and it will take you to the posts:
All the Posts about making this year's donation quilt 2012 Link includes this post.
Donation Quilt 2011 for Rainbow Hospice
Passage Quilt for Rainbow Hospice
Comfort Pillows for Rainbow Hospice
A Signature Quilt for Kathy
Relay for Life Quilt 2009
Hearts from all over the World Quilt
Relay for Life Quilt 2012 in Praire du Chein
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