Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Modern Quilt Guild Habitat for Humanity Charity Quilt

Although I was unable to attend Quiltcon 2016, part of me was there in a wonderful charity quilt from a group that was organized completely online!  Gotta LOVE the internet!  +Pat Sloan asked me if I would be interested in participating in a group of independent MQG members to create a quilt along with Elaine Schmidt, Tara Celeste, Rebecca Lavash, Ivete Tecedor, Katie Kasel, Lorraine Lucas, Monica Turbyfill and Wanda Ann Dotson.  




The group met through an online chat to work out all of the details of what, who, how and YAY we are doing this together!  It would be a quilt based on improv houses.  It was decided that the quilt will be presented to a family that will be moving into a Habitat for Humanity House through South County Habitat for Humanity.  Home is where the heart is and where love grows!  




My row was a complete accident ( as is most of my improv sewing ). I had the colors and was thinking in one direction but not happy with the results. I was playing with log cabins ( shock and surprise) for a different project and realized the tiny centers looked like windows!  From that point on I really like the clean lines of the windows and decided to build on the clean lines by creating a city!  After a few building I noticed that there were no people ( you cannot have a city with no people)!  Thank you Heather Ross for making tiny people for me to fussy cut in so many projects!




I had also just received fabrics by Luke Haynes for Moda and noticed they were PERFECT for sidewalks and buildings!





The lovely group organized the assembly, quilting, binding and shipping of the quilt to California!  I love the quilting community!

Here is the beautiful quilt hanging during Quiltcon 2016!  I LOVE IT SO MUCH!   Thank you so much to Elaine for taking photos  :o)


It is always wonderful to be part of a project that is filled with love for others.  Thank you MQG for organizing another fantastic charity event and to the MQG Atlantic Bee for letting me participate in your group :o)


7 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I love getting to know the story behind this quilt and where it is being donated. As a volunteer at QuiltCon, I got to hang a lot of the charity quilts. :) <3

Anita said...

I love it! What a great idea to fussy cut the little people!

margaret said...

what a great quilt it all went together perfectly

Ivete @ Gotham Quilts said...

Great writeup on the quilt! That improv row was outside my comfort zone for sure... so glad the MQG is making me "go there"!

artsycraftsyivy said...

I love your row! I love your tiny people! What line of fabric is that? Is it OOP? Anyway, great job! : )

Juani said...

Fantástico.

Afton Warrick said...

Great use of fabrics! The whole quilt is very cohesive.

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