The Auction was a HUGE Success


The first charity quilt was sold to Wendy Murquardt, big fan of Denyse’s and a supporter of Heifer International. All proceeds went toward purchasing animals for needy families around the world through Heifer International. Click here to see what animals we bought.



Here’s a detail of the front. Isn’t the quilting beautiful?! Thanks Gina!


This is the back.

The quilt is 80 inches by 87 inches (perfect for a full size bed, will also fit a queen). It’s pieced of Kona cotton solids and various cotton prints, cotton batting, and beautifully machine quilted by Gina of Quilter’s Buzz and The Threaded Pear Studio.


After attending a workshop with Denyse Schmidt in January (organized by Diana at Make Workshop), I thought it would be fun to amass the creative genius of all the former Denyse-quilt-workshoppers and make a quilt or two for those in need, but we are all spread far and wide. So, I are hosted this in cyber space and invited all quilty crafters everywhere to join in the fun!

There has been a great response– look over on the right side bar to see who participated.

It’s been a year in the making:
48 women from all over North America signed up to participate. We each pieced 10 blocks– contributing one to a collaborative quilt to be auctioned and the proceeds donated to charity. The finished quilt is beautifully machine quilted (by Gina of Quilter’s Buzz and Threaded Pear Studio) and oozes the creative energy of everyone who participated. Every single penny earned by selling this quilt will go toward buying animals for needy families through Heifer International. I love the thought of providing a milk or wool bearing animal for a family who in turn can provide better nutrition for their children, send them to school, and even use their new animal to give to others. Heifer International truly teaches people to fish, rather than just giving the fish to them.