Wednesday, February 24, 2010

That Alpine Group & Helping Hands for Haiti

Tonight I went to my quilting guild meeting.  Usually this consists of 50-70 members, show and tell, and a trunk show.  It was a bit different tonight.  A local retreat is in progress so our numbers were few.  Here are some of the great quilts:
A beautiful quilt from a Bunny Hill pattern (sorry it's a bit blurry)


a closer look....


I love the vines on this one...


Another beauty, this one in Kaffe Fassett


Amber doesn't look this blurry in real life.  I love the fabrics she chose for the flower wall hanging.


More gorgeousness by Amber.  I believe this is a Fig Tree pattern.


The back of Amber's quilt.  Fantastic quilting!


Cozy flannels...


Our friend from Riley Blake brought this little boy's dream...


And Janessa brought an adorable baby girl quilt.

After the show and tell portion of our evening, Kate from Helping Hands for Haiti spoke about her recent trip to Haiti.  Her group helps rehabilitate Haitians with disabilities by providing medical care, therapy, and much needed medical devices such as wheelchairs, crutches, and prosthetic limbs.  Her obvious love for these people was heart warming.  Our quilt guild has now donated about 50 quilts for Kate to take with her to Haiti.  Each person on her team is allowed to take 100 lbs. with them, so they are using these quilts to wrap medical supplies.  Because of the Haitian climate and these weight restrictions, none of the quilts have batting.



Janessa has a great post on her blog about Haiti, so if you have time, go check it out.  And if you would like to donate quilts, I would be happy to get you the information.  All quilts should be about crib sized and with no batting.  And of course, Helping Hands for Haiti is always thankful for financial donations.


11 comments:

Beeshebags said...

There's some lovely looking quilts there hun. Even though the numbers were low, it still sounds like you had a fun evening. Hugs Naomi

joanne lendaro said...

Thanks for sharing the great pictures!! My fav is the snowman one, but they are all wonderful!! Welcome to blogland, from the "other" place.

Joanne said...

I love it when people have show and tell on their blogs!! I love seeing other peoples quilts and the quilt stores in their areas. Thanks so much for showing all the quilts, so many talented members!! ♥

luv2quilt2 said...

Beautiful quilts. I always love to see the work that others do.

call me crazy said...

What great show and tell! Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow beautiful quilts!

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovely show and tell.

Cindy said...

What a slide show, Jandi, of such beauties.

I just love the creations by Amber, bothe the flower wallhanging and the photo below with that gorgeous quilting.

Oh my, it's so hard to choose a favorite. Such a group of talented ladies indeed.

Thank you SO much for sharing such inspiration and talent.

Blessings.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Everyone is Super talented! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Rhonda said...

What a great group of ladies and those quilts are outstanding...my favorite was the first one with the squirrels, I think they were.

Rae Ann said...

Thanks for the great pictures and coverage on the Alpine quilt guild meeting. I wasn't able to make it and it is always nice to see all of the beautiful quilts!