The amazing Jo at Jo's Country Junction does a ton of wonderful work doing long-arm for charity quilts. After my friend, Natalie, and I purchased our long-arm, we both wanted to help do charity work, so I reached out to Jo to see if she needed some assistance. She sent along five quilt tops, along with backings and bindings, and Natalie and I got to work!
This first finish is a wonderful, happy, bright pinwheel quilt, made by Sharon Judkins of Hatfield, Arkansas. (And special thanks to my 11 year old for photographing - she's working on photography for her 4-H projects, and wanted to help out in her own way!)
Natalie did the long-arm work on this one.
Each pinwheel got it's own spiral, and there are spirals in all the sashing and borders. Natalie made sure to get a pinwheel in cornerstone, as well.
It was bound in a lovely blue, with the ladies in our local quilt guild stepping up to do the actual binding work. This one will be donated to Feed the Kids, a local charity. Feed the Kids supports children in need in our local school districts. Each Friday, kids in need get a bag of food put in their backpacks to take home to make sure they have food for the weekends. All money raised by Feed the Kids goes to purchase the food, and local groups all take turns packing the bags and taking them to local schools. They've expanded their scope to include the summer as well, working with local churches and civic groups to continue to provide food for kids when school isn't in session. Each fall they hold a dinner and auction fundraiser, and this quilt will be auctioned off on August 28th.
Thanks to Jo for letting us be part of her wonderful charity work!