These are so fun to make! And quick too. Love that. After making so many big quilts, then trying my hand at table runners and the like, then some Annie’s Bags, my projects seem to keep getting smaller and smaller.
My stash appears to be the same size. Odd.
But anyway, these are really fast to make, and fun to boot. Happy sewing or quilting or knitting! Whatever makes you happy.
Where should all my quilts go? They need to get out in the world and sometimes the best way to do this is to donate them. And it makes me happy!
This is my third year supporting this organization with another quilt donation for their Docs for Ducks Fundraiser in Eugene, Oregon. Here is a little bit about the Cascade Medical Team:
Our mission is providing free healthcare and health education, where medical services are severely lacking along with supporting community development projects to the impoverished population in the Highlands of Guatemala. Our passion is changing lives.
My new favorite hobby! Knitting. Yep, as a quilter I went over to the “dark side.” But I’ve found, as all knitters before me, that it’s easy to work on knitting projects in the car, to stop and start them; which just isn’t the case with sewing.
My favorite designer is Elizabeth Smith (photo credit to her on the right!). I’ve made several of her patterns and they are all wonderful and have excellent directions and photos. I’ve made her Saturday Sleeves, Castaway Top, Summer Soundtrack Cowl….and I have her Summer Soundtrack Top and Poncheta in my queue.
The picture on the left is my version of her Summer Soundtrack Cowl. And I’m now working on her Summer Soundtrack Top because I liked the pattern no much. And no, I’m not an affiliate, I don’t know her personally, I just happen to like her designs: simple and modern. And because I’m a new knitter, I’ve found that her directions are clear and understandable.
I just heard that MECCA in Eugene is moving! Over the years I’ve donated lots of fabric and other crafty things as they have a wonderful mission of spreading arts and crafts in our community. Exciting times! And they are asking for your help. So check out their website and see if you are interested in helping in one way or another.
From their latest communication:
For some time now, MECCA has been daydreaming about moving into a bigger space so that we can grow our community impact, and this summer, our dreams will come true! Our new home will belocated just down the road at 5th and High, formerly occupied by St. Vincent de Paul, and will more than double our space to learn, create, and nurture sustainable makers. It will give us greater ability to bring forth programs that just weren’t possible in our old home – such as hosting workshops and a recycled art gallery – and will allow for improved ADA accessibility and a more enjoyable shopping experience for our entire community.
A bigger space will help us create a bigger impact. I’m writing today to ask for your support to help us transition into our new home. With every curveball that’s come our way over the last couple of years, your support has helped us continue diverting materials from the waste stream for the benefit of our community’s creativity and environmental footprint. This move will be transformative for our organization, and we are so excited for what is to come!