Sunday, March 31, 2013

So, we had a WONDERFUL Easter: Church, Easter Egg Hunt, a delightful magic show by a 4 and 7 year old and lots of food!   Love being with our sons and grands!  Clean-up is all done and back to my quilting.  And, tomorrow.....plans to meet a very generous fabric donor to pick-up a big addition to our fabric stash.  I think our quilters will love it!  Can't wait to share it with them. 

Wishing you a blessed Easter and a warm and happy Spring.  Bring on the sunshine!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

So, hope everybody is having a wonderful day!  This sun is shining and most of our snow from yesterday is gone, though neighbors built what appears to be Snowhenge for lack of a better description but that's melting too now. 

Anyway, it is warmer but definitely not warm enough to spend much time outside so guess what...I'm quilting again.  Working on Gyleen's Garden...

Making progress and hope to make a lot of progress this evening. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Working on a project with Gyleen Fitzgerald and and her "Garden of Eden" project.  Such fun and see for I'm's going to be beautiful! 

Gyleen is author of several books: 
The Dream
Poetry & Patchwork

In This House

Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings

The Queen's Court

Trash to Treasure Pineapple QuiltsThe Polygon Affair

as well as inventor of the "Trash to Treasure", Polygon and Polygon 2 rulers. 

On another note, "Quilts for Heroes" has several new projects going....making quilts for Fisher House and most recently....making and presenting quilts to Perry Point Veterans Hospital.  That means we will be needing lots of new quilts.  If anyone has an out-of-control stash.....please consider a tax deductible donation....either fabric or monetary to help us reach our goals.  Please contact me for details.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

So, we had a wonderful time at the Harford County Volunteer Expo 2013!  Talked to a lot of potential new quilters and several people Cathy and Brenda did a great job of telling people about our endeavors and we even spoke with a next door neighbor at the show, Michael Carey, a Voluntary Service Specialist at the Perry Point VA Medical Center at Perry Point, MD.  We are making plans to meet with Mr. Carey for a tour of his facilities and to meet some of his "hero" veterans and possibly make arrangements to deliver and present our quilts on a regular basis.  This is an exciting prospect as we would have the rare and wonderful opportunity to meet our heroes and thank them in person!  How exciting for us!

Friday, March 22, 2013

So, it's 5:24 AM and I'm thinking of taking a nap. I went to sleep at about 11:30 and was back up at 1:30 to work on this.

I have a few more blocks to make before putting it together and I'm toying with the idea of adding a few trees.  Thoughts? 

So many ideas and not enough hours in a day.......

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Getting ready to go to the Harford County hosted Volunteer Expo - 2013 on Saturday, 23 March from 9 AM till noon at the Patterson Mill Middle-High School at 85 Patterson Mill Road in Bel Air, MD.  The Harford County Department of Community Services will be holding its 5th Annual Volunteer Expo.  Stop by and discover how you can make a difference in our community. The Expo provides the perfect chance to hear from numerous organizations and agencies about volunteer opportunities custom made for you!

 Sign up to volunteer on the spot or just learn about hundreds of possible rewarding exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities in Harford County including Quilts for Heroes. 
We meet MOST Monday evenings (except the third Monday of each month or Holidays) from 4:30 till 8:00PM at the Aberdeen Proving Ground - Edgewood Area Post Chapel, Building E4620.  Feel free to email me at or
Working on a new Warrior quilt today and looking forward to another coming back from the quilter after she works her magic to make my work look good.  This is the one at the quilter's:

Gloria, from Glory Bee Quilting, does all my quilting and she does such a nice job!  Check our her website: and her photos on her Facebook page at:  She does some wonderful quilting and has a beautiful studio for classes. 

Here's one I finished recently:

 Don't you just love batiks?  They just look good no matter how you sew them together. 

Well, sewing later today...after a trip to the gym.  Hope you have a day filled with sunshine on the second day of Spring!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Quilts for Heroes is a 501c3 organization
comprising of quilters dedicated to making quilts to honor and comfort our American heroes.
Throughout history, even back to the Civil War,
quilts have been presented to soldiers
as a way to comfort and thank them for their service.

Our quilters make and present quilts our military,
both active, wounded, service and retired.
Many of our quilters either come from military families or
spent years working for the Civil Service, helping our Troops behind the scenes.
I invite you to check back often to see progress we are making on various quilts
and to suggest heroes in your neighborhoods who may be
eligible to receive one of our quilts
if you are a quilter too,
we happily accept either fabrics, supplies or quilt donations
which are tax deductible.