Every quilt we’ve made for the past 16 years has been made with one of the Quilters’ Dream Battings. We’re not spokespeople for them. We just love their products. They have also been exceptionally generous to our students. If you have taken a class that involves quilting from us, you have probably received numerous batting samples of their various battings because they have cheerfully responded to every request we’ve made to share their products with our students.
As our business turns 16 next month, it seemed the perfect number of quilts to donate to a worthy cause and also to free up space in our studio for new quilts to be made. So we made good on our promise to contribute a big pile of quilts, 16 in fact, to Quilters’ Dream’s Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS.
Some of these quilts are samples for fabric lines, others from books or quilts that we used for teaching but have been replaced by newer examples with current fabrics. So here’s our challenge to you: isn’t there a UFO lying around your sewing room that you could finish up for this worthy cause? Just think of how much space it might free up for those other projects waiting in the wings. Making a quilt feels good. Giving a quilt feels even better. Feel free to share your quilt donations on the Modern Quilt Studio Facebook page. We’d love to see them!
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Thank you, Weeks, for posting this challenge to donate a quilt to the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS. As those living with ALS inexorably loose the ability to move their muscles it can be very hard to stay warm. Couple that with spending your waking hours each day in a wheelchair and you can imagine how appreciated a quilt made with love and care would be. It’s been a few years since I sent a quilt to this wonderful cause but you can be sure I will do so this year!
Exactly. Glad this post reminded you.
Nice reminder Weeks. I love Quilter’s Dream, and I do have an unfinished quilt top that I’ve been making for them. I’ll have to dig it out of storage. I think it’s a wonderful initiative. Having cared for people with ALS, I know how isolating it can feel. I really think that a gift made with love is such a grand idea.
I hope ours are put to good use!
I have received little “samples” of Quilters Dream when I have gone to quilt shows, and my long arm quilting friends swear by the brand. I have been using warm & white; and warm & natural for the last two years with great success. I will give it a try if I can find it locally. I am currently working on a quilt for Ocean Waves Quilt Guild, Lewes Delaware show on July 17 & 18, 2015. It is going to be donated to Quilts of Valor when it is completed. I am showing my “SNOWDRIFT” that I did during the class that Bill gave in June last year to our guild.