Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Donations for Quilt Giveaway

This comes from Joann's blog
Donation quilt - Open Heart Surgery fundraiser

Note - some of the wording has been changed - please read the part about funding - it is in large letters, scroll down.

In September Don has to undergo open heart surgery to repair or replace the Mitral Valve - and we have finally come up with a way to raise money for what we will owe after insurance pays their part. To read more about Don's surgery - click here.

I have been making quilts for years, it is one thing that I can do to contribute to our situation - and we've decided to use one of the quilts for the fund raiser, and it is the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that was finished just last year. It is hand pieced and machine quilted, by Julie from Idaho.

It is double bed size - the fabrics are 100% cotton, all tone on tones . . .

Julie did a fabulous job - using her home sewing machine . . .

It is Don's all time favorite quilt - he says it just makes him happy to look at it . . .

For a donation of $5.00 you get your name in the drawing five times - a donation of $10.00 gives you 12 chances and $20.00 will give you 25 chances, etc. To keep this from being an actual raffle - anyone can have their name entered without a donation (though we really do appreciate the donations, but completely understand if you can't donate, not everyone can in these economic times and we don't want you to feel bad about that). Send us your good wishes and prayers - they mean so much to us.

I have talked to many internet and local friends - and they are all excited about this and we already have many donations and offers to take donations for us also.

The drawing will be Sept. 6 - Don's birthday - the surgery is scheduled for Sept. 4, at this point. Any money raised over the amount that is needed for our co-pay on the surgery (approx. $25,000 if everything goes smoothly) will be donated to another person or family with a medical need. We welcome ideas of who to donate to once we reach our goal.

To donate, - we are currently working on an online payment process - email for details.

We also accept checks, just email for the address to send them to. Some of our friends are taking tickets already and gathering donations, which we truly appreciate. It is amazing the support and love we feel during this stressful and scary time.

If you would like to post about this donation quilt on your blog, we surely would appreciate that - and you would get your name in the drawing 5 more times and for each person you send over this way who donates - another 5 times in the drawing.

Thank you all for reading this post - and for your support and prayers.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Adorable Pincushion from Sonja

Just had to share the adorable pincushion my sister made for me and Karrin Hurd. DH and I went over there the other day, him to do some fishing and me to do some sewing. She's always got some neat thing going and it was such a nice surprise to receive this. I'll take Karrin hers this week.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Quilting Machine is Home

Well, my quilting machine is back home and the setup is all together again. yaaaaay! Took two weeks and I just coudn't believe it could take that long. Turns out they had one of their repair people leave so they were short handed. The important thing is I have it back and it's ready to go. The bad thing is I won't have time to play with it till next week! lol With Easter so many things to do between now and then so priorities are there. Speaking of which, I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and has a good day with your family.