Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday Archives #10 - Cat and Charity Quilts

It's late Tuesday, but I think there is still some time to write a brief post for Tuesday Archives.  

Val's Quilting Studio

This week's topics are Cat and Charity Quilts.  I actually have at least one of each.  Last year I made quilts for several of Drama Teen's middle school teachers, one of which was made from a pattern called Fat Cats that had been on my bucket list for a few years.  

To read about the start of what became my Keeler's Cats project, check out this post.  The finished quilt can be seen here.  

I just recently finished a Quilt of Valor, but it's not been sent off yet, so I'm not sure it counts as a charity quilt yet.  My first and second charity quilts haven't ever shown up on the blog. Both quilts were donated to the annual fund raiser at Drama Teen's school.  The first was part of the silent auction.  

Oklahoma Reds started as as "save my sanity" quilt.  We were in the process of moving back to Oklahoma and were living in a hotel during the week while we worked, but staying at my sister's over the weekend so we could do laundry and get away from the hotel. For a couple of hours each weekend, I'd work on these blocks.  When time came for the auction, it seemed like a good option to find this project a good home.  

The second charity quilt was the "class project" for the year. 

The auction theme that year was "Growing", hence the green and brown color scheme.  The art teacher worked with the kids to make the tree in the center of the quilt.  I collected photographs of the kids at various school functions from the parents.  Each child is in at least 2 photographs.  One of DT's classmates promised to give up her allowance for a whole year if her parents would bid on this quilt.  Her parents were the ones that ended up winning the bidding war.  

To see more Tuesday Archives, check out the links over at Val's Quilting Studio.  


Val's Quilting Studio said...

You absolutely have time, as I leave the linky open for three days. What a wonderful Post!!! I found myself reading it twice!!! Sewing probably did save your sanity during that move. And what beautiful donations you created. I'm so glad all these quilts are now archived on your blog. :)

barbara woods said...

Lovely quilts and love the story about last one

Shay said...

I love the Kids Charity quilt - thats simply adorable!

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

Wow, I am so glad I hopped onto Val's Archive posts. I am having a great time seeing new blogs and posts. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful work!! I look forward to seeing more!

Lynne said...

What a great story. I hope she didn't regret giving up all her allowance for a year just to get that quilt!