Friday, March 22, 2013

Our Monthly Block Lotto

Every month we make blocks according to an assigned color for that month. The blocks are sent to Tammy who fashions them into beautiful quilts for kids. Some of the blocks are put into a pile and someone wins those blocks. It's a fun way to get some quilts made for Sunshine and to "play" together. Here are some of the blocks I made for March (assigned color: green). And here are my April blocks. I'm working ahead, a little (assigned color: pastels). And here is an example of a beautiful quilt that Tammy made from our Lotto blocks. In this case it's just one block;usually the quilts use multiple blocks. --posted by Carol E.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

International Quilting Day!

Kuna woman at San Blas Islands, Panama, sewing their traditional clothing called Mola. Photo by ?? found at Google images. I have heard today referred to as National, World, International Quilting Day. I'm not sure which is correct, but wherever you are, I hope you can spend some time sewing for Sunshine today!! Celebrate sewing with our Sewing Sisters around the world! Peace -- Carol E.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rotary's Quilting Bee

a Wrap-a-Smile quilt by Tammy; center block made by Carol The Rotary club in Wells, Maine held a quilting bee... you might like to see the pictures. Looks like it was a teaching time as well as participation in cutting, sewing strips, and even coloring backing fabrics. At the end they managed to put together two very cute tops. And can you spot Terry, the founder of Wrap-a-Smile?? Hint: look for a New Mexico sweatshirt. Here is a link to the photos. Roary Club of Wells, Maine I don't understand why this blog does not post in paragraph form, the way I type it!? Can anyone give me a clue? My other blogs don't do this. -- carol e.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Join Us! (a re-run)

Greetings! We are an online quilt guild with members from all over the world. We do several projects, including block lotto, challenges, and special drives to encourage participation. We currently support two projects. 1) Wrap a Smile - gives quilts to kids undergoing cleft lip and cleft palate surgery. Surgeries are performed free by volunteer medical teams who travel with the Rotaplast program (through Rotary clubs). Quilts also sometimes go to children through Smile Train. Kids keep their quilts after surgery. To read more about Wrap a Smile, follow this link: Wrap-a-Smile
a child in India comes out of surgery wrapped in a Wrap-a-Smile quilt
a teen in Mexico received surgical repairs and a quilt of his own 2) Wrap Them in Love - gives quilts to kids of all ages, all around the world, in orphanages or in crisis or recovering from natural disasters. Most quilts are hand-delivered by various travelers. To read more about Wrap Them in Love, follow this link: Wrap Them in Love Interested in joining us? All quilting levels are welcome. To join Sunshine Quilt Guild, go to www.yahoo.com and search for groups. Our group link is here: Sunshine Quilt Guild

Saturday, March 2, 2013

WAS Quilt Labels

Each WAS quilt gets a special label, put on by the "Label Ladies" in Maine. Do you suppose one day the child who received this quilt in Colombia will be able to read English and will look at the label and appreciate the day his or her life was changed?