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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2011 07:33:02 AM »

Since I am a little busy to do something specific at the moment, I have raided my stash of unframed needlework & come up with these.

St Georges Day


Bishop


The Fab 2


The penny is included for size reference, but these would all make decent small notebook covers or framed pieces. I will now rush over to post them on Crafts for Japan. I also have larger pieces. If anyone would be interested in a large art deco pastel sampler, let me know.
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2011 01:15:57 PM »

Hehe, wasn't Saint George about bloodily slaughtering an ugly monster rather than celebrating a cute and gorgeos fairy tale creature? Grin Of course, considering that nowadays cute dragons are such a lot more popular, having the dragon in triumphant full roast mode makes actually sense to me Grin
Hm, I might know someone who wants the Beatles.
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« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2011 08:30:10 AM »

I took Sunday and a remnant of this corset, and came up with this wallet for our charity auction. I initially wanted to make some sort of one-size-fits-all skirt but I couldn't find a style I liked.





The fabric is light blue and super sparkly (seriously I was about to go cross-eyed sewing it), though that makes it almost impossible to get a good pic of - I tried twice!
 
The top little fold over is of the wrong side of the fabric for added effect. Wink
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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2011 01:03:04 PM »

Aw... makes me wish so hard I could sew and make something like this!
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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2011 09:25:45 AM »

I just found this over at CRAFT..
http://quiltsforquakesurvivors.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/calling-all-quilt-tops/

They are gearing up to start a drive for quilts for Japan.

Thought this would be a good place to post it.
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2011 11:07:25 AM »

Their quilts are wonderful. I miss some information on their blog though about how the will proceed after the quilting.
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2011 04:36:41 PM »

Their quilts are wonderful. I miss some information on their blog though about how the will proceed after the quilting.

Are the quilts going to be sold to raise money or are the quilts actually for the victims?
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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2011 05:15:51 PM »

I just posted my offering http://craftsforjapan.forumieren.com/t20-love-for-japan-pillow-cover-case#23
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« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2011 06:56:17 PM »

I followed the link I posted earlyer and found this.  The dead line is preaty close.  I'll be making quilts for my Moms quilt guild to send to Japan in a few monthes.  Her guild was told not to send stuff till later in the year.  But it sounds like this group is an on going situation, and there might be opertunities to send things in the future...I just thought someone would be interested Grin

Our early/mid April bees and quilts/blocks collected will be focused primarily on comfort quilt donations to Japan. Thanks to both Seven Winds, Inc. and Quilters Newsletters quilt drives in partnership with Patchwork Tsushin in Japan, we will be joining up with them (probably Seven Winds since shipping to California may be a bit faster than Colorado, from where we are). Both QN and Seven Winds have asked for quilts by April 30, so if you have time to piece blocks or tops or even finish a quilt, we would LOVE to get it as soon as possible. There may be other opportunities to send via one of these wonderful organizations after April 30, but wed like to get ours there by the deadline for sure! Follow the links above for more info on the Patchwork Tsushin collections, including direct mailing addresses for QN and Seven Winds if youd like to send directly. If you would specifically prefer your quilt to be auctioned/sold to raise funds, that is wonderful just let us know and we will reserve it for sale.

Our later April and May bees and quilts/blocks collected (after the Patchwork Tsushin deadline) will be focused primarily on quilts to auction to directly raise funds for Mercy Corps/Peace Winds Japan. We will have an Etsy shop at QuiltsforQuakeShop that will serve as a global fundraising effort, and we are also doing our best to organize a Portland event on or around May 11th as a live auction to complement/partner with the online sale. 100% of funds raised will go directly to Mercy Corps/Peace Winds Japan.

Any questions, thoughts, feedback very welcome please email us at quiltsforquakesurvi vors at gmail dot com or comment here. Thank you everyone!!

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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2011 11:29:13 PM »


Squeal! I want to cuddle it!
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