Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A BIG thank you!

Big thanks are due to a lot of people who helped make our part of Snuggled in Hope's quest to send every camper from Flying Horse Farms with a quilt. 

Here are the gals that helped make the beds with quilts in all the cabins:

Sandy S, Deb B, Linda J, Cheryl B, Sherry B, Karen Z
Candy D, Carole T, Karen W
And to all the helpers who either donated fabric, batting, organize the fabric,  time to make the quilts, bind the quilts and wash the quilts, we appreciate your generosity! It was a huge joint effort and with everyone pitching in, it made it possible to make 97 quilts since last September. We are hoping to be able to do that again this year!

Thanks again to all who helped:
Sandy S
Karen Z
Marcia L
Cheryl B
Linda J
Mary W
Lisa B
Susan B
Candy D
Karen O
Deb B
Deb J
Michelle F
Julie L
Natalie R
Mary Jo K
Janet S
Penny P
Robin L
Cathy B
Connie T
Sue S
Elizabeth R
Claire C
Sandy H
Marilyn S
Angie D 
Beth H
Penny R
Kyle H
Paula N
Nancy P
Nancy McD
Sherry B
Judy L

Here's to another year!

Saturday, July 11, 2015


I know it's quite a shock that we are getting MORE rain!  Too bad it wasn't planned for today. But since we arrived home last night from vacation, that just wasn't going to happen!  I made the decision to pull the plug on the quilt show BEFORE we invested hours of time getting it all ready.

Thanks to all who have helped to get these quilts ready for a week's worth of campers at Flying Horse Farms! We will be delivering 90 of the quilts on Monday, July 13. 

AND THEN...... to start on 2016 quilts!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

2015 Quilt Show!


Announcing the Quilt Show for 2015. Lots of changes! The Quilt Show this year will be in July, instead of the usual end of August. The biggest addition will be the addition of approximately 100 quilts made for Flying Horse Farms!  These were made starting last Sept. until May of this year by several local quilters from Marion, Caledonia, Delaware, Westerville, Marysville, Richwood, Mt. Vernon and Cardington! Without these gals, this would have not been possible. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TIME TO SEW, QUILT, BIND, FABRIC, BATTING AND MONEY!

The reason we are having the quilt show in July is that we rose to the challenge laid down by the Snuggled in Hope gals to make at least 80 quilts. If we met that goal, we would be allowed to 'dress the beds' in the cabins for the kids. Well, we did it! And the date that we have to dress the beds is July 13. Hence the bumped up quilt show date. 

Another change to this quilt show is that there will be a limited amount of quilts and quilted items for sale to raise money for more supplies (mostly batting!) for more Flying Horse Farm quilts. 

So, please invite your friends, family, neighbors and anyone else you can think of and come join us at our Quilt Show! It will be Sunday, July 12 from 12 noon to 4 PM.  We'd love to share what we did and invite you to join us in the cause for helping out. 

This year 600 quilts were required to supply all the campers. And next year we were told to expect a 10% increase! That's a lot of quilts!  And it takes a lot of people to make that happen. We are hoping to recruit more people to help in this worthwhile venture!

Hope to see you all there!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HELP! We need the last step done for the FHF quilts!


First of all, congratulations to all of you who helped in a major way with hitting the goal of at least 80 quilts. We exceeded that by almost 20 quilts!  We have a date to dress the beds, and if you were a part of helping us in any way (by sewing, donating fabric, batting or $$) you are invited to help us 

"Dress the Beds" on July 13 
 (Time to be announced later). 

These are just a few of the stacks of quilts!!

Why do I need help? All the quilts must now be washed.  This is done to get any residual chemicals from sizing, animal hairs and whatever off of the quilts for these kids. Some of them have allergies or sensitive skin and we don't want issues.  I would like to get as many people as I can to take quilts home and wash them with a mild detergent, and NO fabric softener. They can be dried in the dryer or on the line (as far as I know). And then they need to be returned to me on July 11. BECAUSE....

My Quilt Show this year is on Sunday, July 12! From 12-4. 

The Flying Horse Farms quilts will be the main attraction!  I figured it's a great way to advertise what we are doing and hopefully pick up a few more helpers!  And then the next day is when we dress the beds. We will also have my current quilts and those of students to view as well. 

So..our last get together for this batch of quilts is Tues. June 20 from 10-4.  If you could pick up some quilts that day to take home and wash, that would be AWESOME!  I also have some rag quilt kits available if anyone has time to sew.  You are welcome to take them home to sew (and wash) as long as they can be returned in time for the quilt show. Several of us cut up flannel to make rag quilts to sell at the quilt show to raise funds for more batting and thread.  

Do you have any quilted items that you don't need anymore? Wall hangings? Table runners? Baby quilts? Quilts that are too big for FHF?  Would you consider donating them to be sold to raise some money?  I know I went through all my things and although perfectly good, I just don't need that many quilts! LOL  So, if you have some and would like to use them for a good cause, let me know!

Hope you all are staying dry and are enjoying your summer. Please take a few moments to consider helping us out by washing some quilts. 100 is a lot of quilts to wash! So we need lots of helpers! 

Thanks and hope to see you on the 30th!


Monday, January 26, 2015

A few date changes

Surprise! I seemed to have double booked a couple of dates! Thanks to keen eyes alerting me, I have changed the dates of some of the Open Sews and one Charity Sew IN day.  Here is the NEW LIST of DATES!

Wednesday Open Sews from 9 AM to 4 PM (*= a new date)

*Feb. 11
*Mar. 4
April 22
May 27

Wednesday Charity Sew In  from 10 AM to 4 PM and 6-9 PM

Jan. 28  --3D Rail Fence
*Feb. 18 -- Yellow Brick Rd.
March 25
April 29
May 20--TURN IN DAY!

For our next Charity Sew In day, we are doing the 3D Rail Fence. 1 ⅛ yards are needed of 3 colors, cut into 3" strips.

Hope you are staying warm and quilting away these winter days!

See you soon, Karen

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Charity Sew In--New Dates!

Happy New Year! I'm hoping everyone is inside sewing away now that winter has decided to make her appearance! AND that everyone is healthy!  That nasty flu/virus has hit almost everyone I know. I'm still on the recovery mode. I feel better other than being really tired still! LOL  

I'm working on the dates for the spring and thought I would get at least those posted so people can start planning!  

Here are the dates for the upcoming months for our Charity Sew Ins for Flying Horse Farms...

Always held on Wednesdays from 10-4 and 6-9....

Jan. 28-3D Rail Fence 

Feb. 25- Yellow Brick Road
Mar. 25-TBD
April 29-TBD
May 20-TBD--day to turn our quilts over to Snuggled in Hope for the Summer Camp Season-YEAH!

If you would like to do a Rail Fence quilt and have extra fabric, here is what you need:
1 ⅛ yards of a light fabric (it actually takes an exact 36")
1 ⅛ yards of a medium fabric (same)
1 ⅝ yards of a dark color (uses 57"), includes border. 
Cut all the yardage into 3" strips, including for the border. 

As always, donations of fabric, especially yardage (it takes 3 ½ yards for the backing), neutral fabrics, batting and thread are always welcome!

Saturdays from 10-5 PM
Jan. 10
Feb. 28
Mar. 28
April 25
May 23

Wednesdays 9 AM to 4 PM
Feb. 25
Mar. 25
April 22
May 27


As most of you know, I had rotator cuff and bicep repair surgery in November. I am now out of my sling, but still very limited. So preparing for classes is not possible. I'm going to concentrate on my therapy so I can have FULL use of my arm again! I will also continue with Open Sews to allow people to work on projects and have me available for questions. This is not a class time though. And of course, working on our quilts for Flying Horse Farms! There are a few secrets going on here about that and if you come to help, we will let you in on it! :)

Have a great and productive new year!

Hope to see you all here sewing away!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Charity Sew In this Wed. Dec. 3

Hi all,

I didn't forget about you, I'm still in a little bit of a drug induced fog! My attention span is like a little kid!  Anyway, thanks for all the prayers for my recent shoulder surgery. I think I'm getting along quite well. But I do thank God for pain killers. It's made it so much more tolerable!

I am up to doing another Charity Sew this Wed. Dec. 3 from 10-3 and 6-9.  I did shorten the day hours a little bit so I could take a nap. :)

We will be working on the YumYum quilt.

Yum Yum quilt

It requires (18) 2 ½" squares and (17) 6 ½" squares of a print fabric. and {gulp} 3.25 yards of a white on white or BG fabric. 

I might actually re-do the quilt to use less BG fabric, as yardage is the most precious commodity we don't have!  

So just bring 6 ½" and 2 ½" squares and any amount of BG or white on white you can bring. I'll have a different option based on the same quilt, but using less of the BG fabric. 

If you have another quilt you would like to work on, by all means bring it to work on. I'm just offering an option. You all have been so great in bringing a variety of quilts. Our count is quickly rising. 

As always, any fabric and batting donations are welcome.  It takes 3 ½ yards to do a backing and that's what we lack. 

Thank you to all who have been helping here and at home. Together, we can make an impact on these children and hopefully put some smiles on their faces!