Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hexie Flowers and Charity Quilts

Encouraging Words of the Day:


Time flies but you already know that. It looks like it might finally be turning into spring in our part of Texas. Yes! We’ve been on the road as usual, but that gives me time to do some hand-sewing. I’ve made LOTS of little half-inch hexie flowers. I still don’t have anywhere near the 800 or so we figured I’d need to make a decent-sized quilt but my numbers are growing. Here are a few of them:

Also completed are a couple of little quilts for the "Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge" hosted by Sarah from "Confessions of a Fabric Addict." This year there are three charities to choose from:

Option #1 – Layers of Hope - Quilting 911’s mission is to enhance the lives of 911 Telecommunications Operators and their families during times of illness, disaster, loss and tragedy by inspiring hope, faith and optimism with a quilt of warmth and comfort in order to make a positive influence in the lives of those who make a difference everyday.

 

Option #2 - Happy Chemo. You can choose to make quilts for Happy Chemo, an organization that provides quilts and comfort for chemo patients.

 

Option #3 - Because You Matter. The purpose is to make and give a quilt to a person who is having a hard time and would be comforted by a handmade quilt to snuggle up in. The focus is on children in foster care.

 

I’ve completed two little quilts, one for "Happy Chemo" and the other for "Because You Matter."

Click on the link above or here for more information about the "Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge."

 

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10 comments:

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Wow....love the quilts........I don't remember seeing the "because you matter" quilt.......did you already send it? And, as always......the little mini hexies are so cool......

Mary said...

Love your hexies! Keep plugging away at them.

Sarah Craig said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Irene!!

Needled Mom said...

I figured you must be on the road as you have been a bit quite. It does help your wonderful hexie garden grow. The flower additions look great.

Your donation quilts are so nice too - such great causes!

Celtic Thistle said...

Love the shoes! What a great quilt to donate :)

Natitxu said...

Tus flores me siguen gustando mucho, y las causas donde ayudas también. Un placer poder venir a verte
Besitos

Anthea said...

beautiful quilts there for such good causes, Irene... and you know I always love to see hexy's!

Carol E. said...

Very nice quilts!

Sarah Craig said...

Lovely quilts, Irene, and I particularly like the quilting on the second one! Thanks so much for participating in the Challenge again this year!

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful quilts.