A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
Does anyone remember this charity quilt from a few weeks ago? I only did the quilting part of the quilt.
I promised to give the details about the raffle when I got them. This information was sent to me by email a couple of days ago. Here are the details if you would like to purchase a raffle ticket. (More detail photos are below.)
House Quilt for Habitat
For many years, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church has partnered with our neighbor and covenant parish, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, in sponsoring Habitat for Humanity homes in the Louisville community. We’ve provided financial support, many work hours, and a willing spirit to make it possible for families to own their own homes.
So that we can continue this outreach, a very special quilt has been made to raise funds for the next home our churches will sponsor. This colorful quilt measures 62” by 62”, and can be used as a wall hanging or decorative bed cover. Designed by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, and titled “Farmhouse Quilt”, it graces the cover of one of her books, Friendship Strips and Scraps. Edyta has kindly given us permission to make this quilt and use it in this way. It’s certainly a very fitting design as it includes twelve house blocks, as well as appliqué blocks featuring branches, fruit, and three small birds. It was artfully quilted by a professional, Anita Estes of Louisville, who has herself given a number of benefit quilts in the community.
The small group of women who have created this textile art have enjoyed the process, and are very hopeful about the results it can bring. Your support is truly appreciated.
Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Drawing will be held on 9/23/2012, St. Matthew’s Day.
To purchase tickets, mail a check to SMEC, 330 N. Hubbards Ln, Louisville, KY 40207, with the notation, “Habitat Quilt Raffle.” Tickets will be mailed to you; include your return address, and phone number, please.
Or reach the committee chair using firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s my hope I can pass the word around to help sell more tickets. If anyone would care to re-blog to help pass the word please do. Please remember there is a family waiting for a home. This quilt raffle can make it a reality. Please consider buying a ticket or two.
Not many people know but I was homeless when I bought my house so I know how it feels to want a home. Mine wasn’t a habitat house because Habitat hadn’t started in this area yet way back then. My 14 year old son had terminal cancer. I couldn’t work and be with him at the same time so I gave up everything, including my job, and moved into a shelter.
After his death we collected aluminum cans, copper wire, and other recycle metal to save for a down payment on a permanent home. We made it and we”ve been here ever since. Or rather I’m still here. The kids are grown now.
No matter how little I have….. some of it will always be given to charity. Won’t you please consider doing the same? Buy a ticket or two.