Saturday, May 21, 2011

Calling All Quilters: do. {Good Stitches} A Charity Bee needs your help!

do. Good Stitches {a Charity Bee}

As most of you know, I am a member of do. Good Stitches {A Charity Bee in the Hope group which benefits Threading Hope. do. Good Sitches was created by Rachel of Stitched In Color. Without going in to details, 3 of our quilters have had to step down from the group after the current round which ends in June. We are in extreme need of quilters to replace them in our group.

hope circle november sunshine quilt 2
Designed by Emily of This Little Life of Mine

What do the quilters do you might ask? All Quilters are first Stitchers.

do. Good Stitches {a Charity Bee}

Stitchers: Every month ALL members complete 2 blocks for their circle. At the beginning of each month Stitchers will receive instructions from the Quilter as to color scheme and block design. The instructions are posted here at the Flickr group in the discussions threads. Blocks will typically measure 12.5 x 12.5″ unfinished. You must share pictures of your completed blocks at our Flickr group. Completed blocks must be mailed to the Quilter by the end of each month, and received by the Quilter by the 10th of the next month.

September "Hope" Quilt- almost done!
Designed by Krista of Spotted Stone Studios

Quilters: Each circle has 5 Quilters. All Quilters make blocks each month, just like a Stitcher. In addition, the Quilters take turns planning, assembling and finishing a quilt once every 5 months. You’ll need to communicate your design to the Stitchers, keeping in mind that they’ll be pulling fabrics from their fabric stash. Once all blocks are received, the Quilter pieces the quilt top, and finishes the charity quilt within 30 days. You must share a photo of the finished quilt in our Flickr group. The completed quilt is mailed directly from the Quilter to your circle's charity.

Designed by Hollie of Undercover Crafter

We have done some AWESOME quilts. Seriously. I am constantly amazed at the creativity of this group.

One of our circle's more recent quilts was designed by Emily of This Little Life of Mine and inspired by this color palate:

do good march

We were all asked to make 12.5" blocks with a white background and circles in the colors above. My blocks:

do. Good Stitches {A Charity Bee} - Hope Circle Blocks

Here's the finished quilt:
Hope Circle- March Quilt

We also made this quilt that I designed in honor of a friend who has passed. The group was asked to make wonky cross blocks using this tutorial by That Girl That Quilt in purple, green, and blue. My blocks:

"Hope" January Blocks

And the top:
do. Good Stitches {A Charity Bee} - Hope January Quilt

This awesome aqua and orange quilt designed by Jeni of In Color Order was based on this color palate:

We were asked to make 12.5" checkerboard blocks with squares of any size. I really like how all of the blocks came together! My blocks:

do. Good Stitches {A Charity Bee} December Blocks

And the top:

I love the quilt we made based on Little Miss Shabby's scrap buster tutorial that Hollie of Undercover Crafter designed. I missed the boat on the color scheme but they ended up still working with Hollie's design. My blocks:

"Hope" October Stash Buster Quilt

And here is the finished quilt top:

There are so many other fabulous quilts made in this group. A little browsing in our flickr group will allow you to see them all plus all the work done by the other 7 circles in this group.

Quilters, we need you. If you are willing to sign up as a quilter in the Hope group please contact me (threadedmess [at] gmail [dot] com) and I will get you connected with the right people.

Happy Quilting

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