Sunday, February 25, 2007

Purple Hearts Hospital Quilt...in progress

We call ourselves "the ArtBra Ladies"...we're an online group that has contributed to Vickie Brown's wonderful Way to Women's Wellness Foundation. You can view the many beautiful calendars, cards, and pins she has for sale here. All proceeds go towards treatment of women with breast cancer who cannot otherwise afford adequate medical attention.
Well, we enjoyed working together so much, and all want to keep helping out in the fight against breast cancer, that we have continued sewing together. Our deadline for the Purple Heart Quilt is looming, so the blocks are coming in...and they are gorgeous!
The leader of our band, Barbara Blankenship, has a Flickr page with a set of the finished blocks...at last count there are 17, with 8 more due this week. Do click over and enjoy these beautiful crazy quilt blocks!

This is Julie Yonge's scrumptious block....
I'll have more information soon as to where this quilt is going to be exhibited before it finds its final home in the hospital....

8 comments :

Rian said...

Beautiful block! Such rich colors and elegant embellishments. Excellent.

Fairy Crafts said...

Comment at the risk of showing the dumb fairy again - This is a Victorian valentine in deep purple - exquisite!!!

lynneagh said...

These blocks are just scrumptious! It's fascinating how the same theme can be expressed in so many different ways. I hope someday my ECQ will be good enough that I could ask to contribute to this very worthwhile project. It's not, yet, though - but I've been following Sharon's TAST and several of y'all's blogs and have been learning HEAPS! Thank you!

McIrish Annie said...

came across your blog through one of the web rings. I was amazed at how great the printed landscape fabric looked once you added stitching to it! I never would have thought of that! that's why I love the web rings. People are seww creative!

Susan said...

Thanks for the link. I went to look and they are all so gorgeous. Watching them as a slide show just tickles the creative flow. How is this earning money for the cancer fund? Or is it to hang in the hospital for inspiration and encouragement?

Debra Spincic said...

Very pretty!

Granny Fran said...

Wow! Lavender and old lace. I love it.

Betty said...

How beautiful. Nice work!!!