100 Quilts for Kids–Ready, Set, Go!

We are two days into our 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive! I have been dashing here and there, getting fabric donated and bundled and into the hands of quilters, who will do the real work, and for once, I have had nothing to say. Weird, eh?

DC Modern and my monthly sewing group (well, not mine. I’m just a member :) met last night to sew up a storm. Our numbers were small but I was amazed by how much we could get done in a short amount of time. Quilt along quilts, patchwork, strip quilts, four-patches, even a maze. Can’t wait to see the pictures popping up in flickr. I’m dashing off to a 2nd DC Modern quilt-in in an hour while my family enjoys a breezy 65 degree morning at the pumpkin patch/fall festival extravaganza.

 [I made a strip quilt from the stack on right  and have since added fabric to the giveaway stack on the right to spice it up!]

I have so appreciated those who have made (or will make) quilts for kids in needs, who have donated fabulous prizes, and who have mentioned 100 Quilts on their blog, fb, etc. Thank you, friends!

Finally, I have an extra charm pack (+6) from those cut last night. I’d love to send it (and a coordinating yard of Red Letter Day) to someone who is participating in 100 Quilts. Leave a comment with the title of your favorite book (random, but if I’m going to meet my goal of reading three really good books this year, I need some inspiration!) My friend random.org will pick a winner on Wednesday, 9/21.

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  1. Posted September 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m getting started on my quilt(s) this weekend! Also, I loved Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden.

  2. Posted September 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    My Q top is done and ready to sandwich, but I would be willing to do another. Favorite book? The Poisonwood Bible. But I read The Help, the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society earlier this year, and they are must-reads too!

  3. Posted September 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    My favorite book is ‘Jane Eyre’, but if you haven’t read ‘The Help’ yet, you totally should.

  4. Posted September 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to make another quilt! My favorite book is “Pride and Prejudice.” If you don’t have to read this the BBC did an awesome series with Colin Firth. Check it out!

  5. Posted September 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    My son and I just dropped off our quilt at out local children’s hospital! Thanks for
    Have you read anything by Joshilyn Jackson? She’s my favorite. Between, Georgia is really good.

  6. Posted September 17, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I really like Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. It took me a little while to get in to it, but totally worth it. I already have 2 quilts made that I will donate, and the top and back for a 3rd. I could definitely squeeze one more out – I love making and donating charity quilts!

  7. Posted September 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    the virgin suicides is my favorite book. I need to get on it with a quilt. I keep meaning to sign up & then I forget!

  8. Posted September 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    i would love to dash off another quilt for the cause! my favorite book i have read recently is the thursday next series from jasper fforde. the books are hilarious, esp. for people who love books b/c there are a lot of literary references. the first book is called the eyre affair.

  9. two hippos
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I’m almost done with 1 quilt and I’d be happy to make another. The best book I’ve read in the past year is David Mitchell’s The 1000 Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

  10. Posted September 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    We’d be glad to do another quilt! (I think we made 7 this morning in our sewing group!) Have you read The Hunger Games? Great series of three books!!

  11. Posted September 17, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    I have my first top done. One of my new favorite quilting books is Scrap Basket Sensations. One of my favorite novels was The Reader.

  12. Jessica
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    I have lots of favorite books – some of while include One Day, Little Women, and PS I Love You :) Can’t wait to see all the quilts!

  13. Rebecca
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

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  14. Rebecca
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to make a quilt for this cause! I enjoyed the Book of Negroes.

  15. shahann
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    I only have my X’s and O’s quilt top done for donation right now. I have decided to turn my Rockin’ Robin WIP into a donation quilt as well. Oh, and right now my favorite book is “Go Dog Go”.

  16. Debra
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Sometimes i just want a fun read so i go straight to Dixie Cash. It’s a sister team and they are hilarious!

  17. Sharon
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    I’ve got a quilt top ready for the longarm, but since I’m an employee I’m at the back of the line. And one of my bees is making blocks for another quilt I plan to donate. Hope I get the blocks back quickly. :)

    My favorite read is the Dark Tower books by Stephen King. They’re less horror (although scary at times) and more of a sci-fi fantasy. And I’m totally with Amorette about the Jasper Fforde books. Tons of fun!

  18. Posted September 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    So many good book options, including a lot I’ve never heard of! Thanks.

  19. Posted September 18, 2011 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    My quilt is finished and I posted my pics to the flickr group! — I just read Sarah’s Key — phenomenal read. so powerful and moving.

  20. Posted September 18, 2011 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    I know someone has said this already, but I must add my vote for Hunger Games! OH EM GEE! So good. :)

  21. Posted September 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Permalink


    Here’s my first quilt for the contest. I’m not sure where I’m suppposed to post the picture, can you help me?

  22. Posted September 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    I have approximately 700 different favorite books… I think that today I’m going to say that my favorite books are the Harry Potter series. I love them. That said, I have a whole list of books on my blog that I’ve read recently and loved! I’m working on another quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids!

  23. Posted September 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    One Q top done, started cutting the next, and hoping to have them both done by the link up date. : O Favorite 2 books this year – The Blind Contessa New Machine and Half Broke Horses.

  24. Posted September 19, 2011 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    Honestly Ida B by Katherine Hannigan it’s a kids chapter book but it will make you cry. L

  25. Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I’d be happy to make a quilt (I actually pulled some of my own fabric, but yours is much more cheerful!)

    My last favorites were Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and A Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler.

    Hey, I’d love to talk to you about doing some kind of swap/exchange with DC and Baltimore MQGs!

  26. Posted September 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    you know I need more fabric to make charity quilts like I need a hole in my head but I can’t resist at least trying to capture this prize :)
    I have read many great books this summer–one of my favorites is “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park—also I am in the middle of “The Breadwinner” trilogy by Deborah Ellis. Give them a try!
    Carin from Margaret’s Hope Chest

  27. Posted September 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    I can work on charity quilts now that our guild quilt show is over…yay! Have you read The Giver by Lois Lowry? Interesting book.

  28. Posted September 19, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    one of my all time favorite books is animal dreams by barbara kingsolver.

  29. Posted September 20, 2011 at 4:15 am | Permalink

    I love Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Classic! I’m also a fan of anything Michael Crichton :) My sewing machine is in the shop so my quilts for kids are stalled at the moment… :/

  30. Posted September 20, 2011 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Maggie Sefton’s books are fun. If you like low fantasy ( a world much like ours but with a dash of magic), try orson Scott card’s Alvin maker series, anything by guy Gavriel Kay, or anything by Charles de lint that’s set in Newford.

  31. Posted September 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m just about to start on my quilt for the drive. I have the fabric cut and just need some time to start sewing.

    Reading … I think “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry should be required reading for every human being. The story telling is so good … easy to follow and hard to put down … and it will leave an indelible mark on your heart.

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