Saturday, September 12, 2015

2015 Donation Quilt for Rainbow Hospice

Every year since 1997, my Mom and I have been making donation quilts.  The first several years, we made them for Relay for Life and then we started making them for the Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson County. 

It will be on display at the Fireside in Fort Atkinson, starting the week of November 23rd for several months, as they sell raffle tickets on it.  It will be in a window display in the hallway of the theater. You can purchase raffle tickets to win the quilt at the ticket window. Just ring the bell.

I will be showing the Tulip Quilt at my Quilt Trunk Show on Tuesday night (September 15th) in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

The Quilt Trunk Show is for the Vernon County Piecemakers Quilters Guild. Everyone is invited to the September 15th "kick-off" Meeting. They will be inviting new members to join that night, so there may be as many as fifty to seventy-five quilters.  They meet at the Viroqua Area Medical Office Building on 507 S. Main Street in Viroqua in the lower level community rooms. The meeting starts at 6pm.

I will be sharing not only my Tulip Quilt, but a variety of quilts including table runners and toppers, place mats, wall hangings and quilted bags and pocket purses. I will be bringing along my original quilt patterns and showing many examples of my quilt patterns. Plus I will be talking about Long Arm Quilting as that is what I do.

I have 6 suitcases full of quilts to share!

My Mom and I each year select fabric and a pattern for our donation quilt.  This year, we selected solid colors with a solid black for the background.

I rolled it on my quilting machine.

I wanted to have some fun with some whimsical quilting in the tulip blocks. Loops in the border and swirls in the outside border.  It looked so plain.  It needed some bounce!

I selected "Power Purple" for the quilting thread.

I stitched in our names in the bottom right hand corner.

Made with Love by Joanne and Marcia 2015

And then the binding.

Here are a few up close of my quilting.

Remember I take the photos so you can see my quilting.  In "real life" it doesn't stand out as much. 

Here's the backside.

First, I folded it to put in the suitcase and then I decided to roll it. 

After I show it on Tuesday night, I will be taking it to Fort Atkinson to the Fireside.  I plan to take a photo of my Mom and I with the quilt, before I present it to the Fireside for the Raffle to raise money for the Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson County.

My Mom and I enjoy making the donation quilt each year. Some years, we make them together and some years we don't. Click here to see a post from 2012 when were making our green donation quilt --- my Mom and me sewing together. 

Click here to see a post about when I started the Tulip Quilt and my inspiration for the quilt. 

This is the book with the quilt pattern is Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.

Other information about our Tulip Quilt:

All 100% cotton fabrics

Hobbs 80/20 Black Batting

Free Style (free motion) Quilting by me

All Machine Embroidery Stitched Binding

Quilt is displayed on a King size bed. Photos taken with natural lighting.  

The quilt measures 62" X 87"

Machine washable and dryable

Enjoy your day!



Rosemary B❤️ said...

Marcia, this is beautiful
-and most beautiful is the photo of you and your mom.
She looks happy to enjoy creating with you.
My mom is 92, and she had a stroke two years ago. She can't do much of anything but walk and talk about things as her macular degeneration has also impeded her abilty to enjoy sewing and making lace. Now we just look and talk about all of the amazing stuff she made.
The quilt is lovely!!

Lida said...

It lookes superb as always! Wish you lots of success with it! Greetings