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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WHAT IS QUILTS FOR WHEELS?

 
On my last post I mentioned Quilts For Wheels and a couple of  people asked what it is.  I’m sorry.  I should have explained that.  Quilts For Wheels is a group of women and men who gather at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and make quilts for people in Wheelchairs.  I blogged about them here.  This group donated over 100 quilts last July to various organizations in Grand Rapids such as Faith Hospice, Mary Free Bed, and the Veteran’s Facility. The group is called Quilts for Wheels, but they make quilts in various sizes from wheelchair to lap size.  

You don’t have to actually attend the group to participate in this worthy cause.  You can donate fabrics, batting, threads, etc.  Or you can do like one man does (and me) make your quilt at home and give it to the group to distribute. 

When thinking about de-stashing, please think of this worthy cause and forward anything you don’t want to the group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Go to the bottom of this blog and you can see a picture of these beautiful women who give so much!

Now, about that picture above.  The shop just got in a couple different sizes of the Lil Twister tool and I had to give the small one a try.  I used only 3 ½ inch square scraps and learned a thing or two.  I should pay more attention to my scraps.  Some of the blocks had a design in them so that when the twister was cut, I lost one of the legs.  Also, maybe I should pay more attention to contrast.  Connie at does an excellent job of working with this tool.  Hop over to Connie's Blog and take a look.  Now I want to use my leftovers and make her Northern Cardinal Runner. 


Where the Orchids Grow has a cute tutorial for a Cuppa Tea Mug Rug.
  
Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

7 comments:

Allie said...

Thanks for explaining what it is Caroll, can you tell me what size would be wheelchair size? I LOVE your little quilt, it reminds me of spring!!

Terry said...

I love your little quilt! I've done two twister quilts...the first one came out great and the second not so much. Lessons learned! :0)

Connie said...

What a sweet little quilt! I hope you use your scraps for something fun! Thanks for the link to my blog.

Linda said...

Thank you so much for the info! Your little quilt is so so cute! I'm wanting to do a lil twister one+now I will. ♥

Mimi said...

I really like your twister quilt - so cute!! I pinned it on Pinterest. I would also like to know what size a wheels quilt would be - thanks!

Mama Pea said...

Thanks, Caroll! I suspected it was something like that.

I love your Little Twister quilt. I think I'd like to try that mini ruler. I think that would be super cute! I like the miniatures. Love it!

Mary said...

dLove, Love this lil twister!!! The blues are great!!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.