The Early Quilts of 2013
The quilt to the left is The Malaria Quilt. My church has made a commitment to raise and contribute $25,000 over three years to combat malaria in Africa. I am on the SWAT Team and said that I would make an "opportunity" quilt (we don't do raffles) as part of the effort. I had found the border fabric before I had any idea what I was going to do for the quilt. I figured there was no rush; we have three years. Then I saw an African quilt that Wanda had made; she generously shared her scraps with me and the resulting quilt is now finished. There are still some scraps, and I'm going to cut them into bookmark-size pieces to give to people who buy chances.
This one was machine quilted.
Finally, here are "Lemonade" and "Pink Lemonade" hanging side-by-side. Lemonade is going to a woman who is expecting her second son and Pink Lemonade is the one that I made for the first girl in seventy years to be born into her family.
I'm so thankful that I have this hobby. It has helped to keep me sane these past two months.