Tuesday, January 30, 2018

NOTICE: Sunshine has a new home at mewe(dot)com !!!

This blog is still active, but our home at Yahoo is falling apart... therefore, we have moved! It looks like Yahoo groups will be disintegrating sooner rather than later. So we have set up a group at mewe(dot)com. Please come join us there!

Joining is easy, and you can set privacy settings in your account.

Search for the group -- Sunshine Online Quilt Guild -- and we hope to see you there! We are all nervous about a new site AND about losing touch with some who will not make the move.

Some day Yahoo Groups may be reliable again, but for now it is evidently not. So PLEASE come join us at our new home!


We are such a fun and vibrant group. We really hope to see all of you at our new site.

I am registered there as Carol Jean.

Kathleen and Claire and BrendaLou are there, too. Won't you please join us? We are still into quilt production for kids!

P.S. NOTE: We are keeping the Yahoo site open as long as we can. Don't quit that membership until we know its ultimate fate. We might all end up back at Yahoo again! So stay put until the future is clear. Until that time, we want a safe place to gather and get used to in case Yahoo Groups disappear.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Olympics Quilts

One of our members suggested that while we watch the Olympics on TV, we could make Olympics quilts. The only "rule" was to use the colors of the Olympics circles: red, black, green, blue, and yellow.

Here is a sampling of the quilts we produced (some are still in the works, I believe). Apologies for the poor quality of photos; some of these are pictures of the photos on my computer screen - not the best way to capture the beauty of a quilt.

by Tammy

by Carol

two by Gail

two by Kathleen

by Claire

by Kathy T.

by Beth H.

Super fun challenge, Nancy. Thanks for coming up with the idea.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Whole Lotta Sewin' Goin' On!

These four quilts are going to Terry for WAS.

These five are going to Quilts Beyond Borders.

And these four are going to Margaret's Hope Chest

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Some Tahoe Quilts Completed

I don't have a ton of Tahoe quilts to show you, but I do have a few that are done. It's fun to see them completed after all our hard (and fun) work on them.

I was surprised at how much I loved that orange one. After making that, I decided to work with orange and yellow more often. The third photo above was completed before our retreat. I wanted to see what one would look like, to make sure we were making a decent pattern for the retreat.

This next one was completed and sent to QBB, but I was so excited to photograph it, I couldn't wait until I got it bound. Then I forgot to take a photo of it with its binding on! Hope it doesn't feel too exposed.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Tahoe Retreat a Success!

By now you've heard (at our Yahoo message board) about what fun we had at our retreat at Tahoe. It was a beautiful place to meet, well organized, and meeting each other in person was so much fun. We enjoyed lots of laughs, and to make 78 quilts was completely awesome. We shocked ourselves!! It was because of all the help of others, sending us blocks, block parts, and fabric. We couldn't have done it without everyone pitching in.

Here is a link to Carol's blog, with lots of pictures from the retreat.


We are all eager to see the first Tahoe quilts when they have been quilted and bound. Keep on sewing, everyone!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Quilts for Sunshine!

We have been neglectful of this little blog! Here are some pictures of quilts that have been sent to Sunshine projects: Quilts Beyond Borders and Wrap a Smile. We've been busy making more quilts, and I guess that explains why we don't take time to write on the blog! Happy quilting, everyone.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Closing comments

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. This mission was more exercise than the Peru mission. Most of the staff were based on the 1st floor. Surgery, post-op, waiting. I however was on the 6th and 7th floors. The elevators only worked when you hit the elevator door and shouted to the doorman which floor you were on. Some times he responded, mostly not. Mornings were the hardest as we had to climb the 6 floors to do bed check-ins and do the pre-op rounds with the Dr. We needed to get the first child in each surgery room ready PDQ.  Once those were down we could slow down a bit and do the rest. It was very humid and in the afternoon the breeze would come from the ocean to cool it some, but not enough. There was no window glass in many of the windows, so when the rain came in, floors and people got wet. After about 15 minutes it would stop and all would dry.

I noticed that many of my posts were saved as drafts so I posted them this morning. Sometimes I could get the signal to work and other times not.

Things are now not in order but I think you will enjoy the pictures anyway.