Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Barn Dance Quilt

Barn Dance quilt top is finished!!  This has been a long journey.  All of the barns are digitized for a top of the line embroidery machine.  The barns must be multi-hooped.  This set of designs was originally for hand embroidery.  After much fuss with a digitizer who did not know how to function with big designs, we had to finish the designs ourselves.  Barn Dance is available from Prairie's Edge Patchworks. My quilt background is manilla grunge and most of the other fabric is Kansas Troubles.  The quilt measures approximately 82"x102".  It will be a delight to have it quilted.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Rare Bear

This is my unstuffed Rare Bear.  "There are over 15 million children in the US that suffer from a rare disease.  These children are often misdiagnosed and/or do not have medicines available for them.  30% of these children die before their 5th birthday."  Volunteers make one-of-a-kind bears for these children. Rare bears will have a serial number specifically made for a child in the Rare Bear Program. My bear is headed for California tomorrow to be stuffed and then complete his mission.  You can be a part of this effort by contacting the Rare Bear website: www.rarescience.org.