You may remember this quilt top. It's the Broken Frames quilt designed by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs and I made the top last summer. It's a donation quilt for my local guild's outreach program. I am currently the chair of the outreach committee (was co chair last year).
Community outreach co-ordinates the making of approximately 100 quilts each year, although this year the President's Challenge was to make comfort quilts and we ended the year with 168 quilts. The quilts go to the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence unit, housed at the local hospital. Guild members can contribute by making individual blocks, by making a quilt top, by quilting tops made by others , or by donating a complete quilt. I matched this top up with batting and a backing and put it with the others waiting to be quilted.
Vicki picked up the quilt and used it to teach her 13 year old daughter how to use her long arm. Vicki is really happy that her youngest daughter has shown an interest in quilting as her oldest two have shown no interest. Here's a close up of the quilting.
One of the great things about the outreach program is that in addition to making quilts for a good program, members are encouraged to learn new patterns and skills. Working on the quilts is way for people to give back to their community while practicing their skills.
I asked Cheryl for permission to share the pattern in a couple of kits for the outreach program and she generously agreed. I had two sets of charm squares from Cotton and Steele that I had picked up at my local quilt store and Wendy and I made kits by combining them with white background and frames of fabric, donated by Joanne's sister.
The first one was sewn by Josee. She picked up the kit at a guild meeting. The colourful charms were from the Mochi line, designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale. The dark green frames went well with this line.
It was quilted by one of the generous long armers that belong to the guild.The swirls look great don't they.
Cyndy put the last kit together. These charms were Tokyo Train Ride by Sarah Watts and the frames where a copper brown, which complement the charms quite nicely. Sometimes we are lucky to have things in the guild stash that work perfectly together.
The quilting on this one was straight lines quilted diagonally across the quilt, also done on a long arm. I think it's very effective.
Many hands helped to make these quilts which will be used to provide comfort and healing. You can read about more donation quilts at the Sew Some Love linky at Kat and Cat Quilts where I will be linking up today. I'll also be linking up with Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.