For the military quilts, we typically make them in patriotic colors and/or prints because we were told that was what is preferred (by the recipients). For quilts in other colors, those get donated to the Quilts for Kids organizations. Many of our kids quilts are donated to kids with cancer in the area and sometimes, quilts have been shipped to other areas when a need was expressed by other quilt group organizers. I will gladly send you information about the Mother Seton Parish Quilting Angels of Germantown, MD.
Thanks for the compliments on my patriotic quilts. I work with a Quilts of Valor group in Germantown, Maryland. The quilts get donated to VA hospitals, returning and wounded vets, and even get sent to a camp in Afghanistan. I love piecing and making the tops, and my very old sewing machine does one thing well - sew straight lines. We have some women in the group with fancy quilting machines and longarm machines so the actual quilting in done by them. We work in a very large parish hall of a church. The group has been in operation for going on six years (and Quilts for Kids are also made, going to various pediatric cancer units). I joined in August of 2010. We have people donating fabric, blocks and even unfinished quilts. We don't turn anything away! If you would ever like to donate one of your fabulous quilts (or even blocks for that matter), I would be more than happy to send you information about the group (including the website). I am very passionate about supporting our troops!
P.S. Deborah Rogers, is the owner and founder of Victoria's Quilts..and is also on Pinterest..no money involved!You use your own fabric..she sends you a label for your quilt..and you send it to her then they send them out! Easy!
Quilt man, Hi! I love your quilts, so colorful! Yah, to you men, you do great work! I think I will also make some quilts for Victoria's Quilts..the head of the Victoria Quilt is a friend on my Facebook ..Her headquarters is in LA...about 1hour from me..I like the freedom of her group..no dead lines to meet! ..where the other groups do. I don't want to commit to a dead line..because I have to care for my husband, who has Alzheimer's..and he always wants me near him..I think I will have to move my sewing machine downstairs to make him feel not so alone! My daughter gave me a lot of her material to sew for kids..so I am excited to get started big time...Having a quilting bug is worse than eating potato chips!
Thanks for the nice comments on my Quilts for Kids. I, too, think it is a worthy cause and am happy to be a part of making the quilts. I have made several and can usually complete one in under 3 hours. Sometimes I make several ahead from my stash so when I get the kit quilt done, I can return the 2 quilts quicker.
By the way, you have some amazing pictures of your quilts. You do very well with your color choices and accuracy. Keep up the good work. It is all about having fun!!
Thank you for your kind comment on my Moz blog. I had a quick look at your pics and they are so beautiful! I noticed that you did a few African ones. Have you ever been to Africa or do you only enjoy the African theme?
Thanks for the compliment on my quilts. I love your "Wild One" and "African Safari".
Reading your profile: Your children are blessed. I am currently out of work and my creative explorations help substain my sanity.
You're quilts are beautiful! I also like to make functional quilts as well. I'm glad you turned to quilting when you lost your job. That is the best thing to do and you are not alone. I love to quilt on the weekends when I'm not working because it allows me to release the stress from the previous week, and I find it very comforting and therapeutic. I get so wrapped up in my project, that I forget about my troubles and worries.
There is a guy here in South Florida who makes some awesome quilts! There was a feature story on hm several months ago, sharing his story about how he got into quilting. At the time, he was just finishing a quilt that he planned to enter in a nationwide competition. . . don't remember at the moment, the name of it though.
Anyways, continue the art and hopefully pass the craft on to your children as well. Take care,