Charity Quilts

Here are two quilts that I’ve made to give to the charity that every year makes about 30 children very happy by donating them quilts during the holidays. These are mostly 2nd graders that attend a special school in Asheville for children under special circumstances.
This proves once again that the “art” of quilting is an artform that is shared merrily and boldly with no other incentive than to bring some joy to the recipient(s). For a quilter to see the happy face of the recipient of one of her quilts, that is the best payment.

 

Quilt #1

 

Quilt #2

This is why we make quilts. Sure, some make quilts to earn a living, some make quilts to compete in shows, some make quilts for display in art galleries. Others still make quilts for the original purpose for which they were created: to keep warm in the winter, and yet others make quilts to give away, whether for gifts or for charity. Myself, I make quilts because I love the process, and also for the satisfaction of seeing someone really happy to receive one. True, I have made some quilts that others have commissioned and therefore for remuneration, but those are generally the ones I cannot say too much about, other than each commission that I have undertaken has been a learning experience for me, and thus very rewarding, regardless of the difficulty.

So, keep ’em comin’!

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