Each member is asked to make a block for the assigned host each month. The host then assembles and donates quilts to the children's charity of their choice. Some help by making more than one block for a host or by sending other supplies to the host.
To join, post on this thread your intention to join and send an email to Char77. Rosy is the dear lady who came up with this wonderful project, we are very thankful to her for this unselfish endeavor. Please be sure to put "Sunshine Quilter" in the subject line of the email. Someone will send you directions and information.
Some of our members have just started quilting, while others have been at it for a while. We can use everyone's help. You can choose to host a month and donate to the charity of your choice as well as making blocks to send out to listed hosts.
Blocks are to be sent to the host members around the 1st of their month. If late, email the member with your intentions to send later. If you can't make a block that month, that's ok, sometimes life is too busy. Post here and perhaps someone can send extra blocks to the host that month.
The list of monthly hosts and their choice blocks (with links) is posted at the "Sunshine Quilter's website indicated above.
Sep 02, 2012, 05:46 PM
Elaine, your blocks will go out in the mail this coming week.
I'm happy to announce that elainetoo will be taking over Sunshine Quilters for 2013 I'll be sending out an updated membership list to clean it up before passing it on to her. Please be sure to check all the info and let me know if you have any changes.
Sep 03, 2012, 02:31 AM
Thanks elainetoo for taking the helm. I'm going to try to get some sewing done, in between doing siggies for the retreat..and moving
Sep 03, 2012, 06:04 AM
Glad to be assisting with taking this over. I'll be working closely with Char during the next couple months to make sure I understand everything she does to keep this running smoothly.
Sep 03, 2012, 09:24 AM
Thanks Elainetoo. It is good to hear that this will be continuing.
I was hoping to get some blocks done to finish up the year but life keeps getting in the way. I have a lot on the agenda for September but will get back to this in October. I hope it will be ok to send Sept. blocks out a little late.
KC, I have been meaning to ask, (since I found the leftovers from the last set, do you want them sewn together or just the triangles? and, yes, I'll take blocks whenever you want to send them. I am in the process of moving so when ready just check with me to see which address to use
Sep 04, 2012, 06:53 AM
Originally posted by Charmingsister: ....... I hope it will be ok to send Sept. blocks out a little late.
No problem as I won't get to do much sewing from now til the end of October.
It's that time of the year that we all love - where we're taking advantage of the last wonderful days of the year for outdoor work and fun.
Sep 04, 2012, 05:26 PM
2 packages came in my released held mail today.
Sep 04, 2012, 05:27 PM
And thanks Terrimae
I still have blocks from earlier this year that I didn't get put into a quilt, so I'll be able to do a couple with the Sept submittals added.
Sep 08, 2012, 07:14 PM
KC, thank you got your blocks today. Will get pictures later.
Sep 08, 2012, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Aliquilt: KC, I have been meaning to ask, (since I found the leftovers from the last set, do you want them sewn together or just the triangles? and, yes, I'll take blocks whenever you want to send them. I am in the process of moving so when ready just check with me to see which address to use
Yes, you can throw them in an envelope to me now or save them for the next swap or whatever. I like to use them as leaders and enders!
Char, your overflowing package arrived today. So many fun colors! The kiddies will love them!
Having trouble posting photo of one of the quilts made from log cabin blocks sent me by some of you sunshine quilters:
Going to try again:This message has been edited. Last edited by: terrimae,
Sep 12, 2012, 04:30 PM
OK, Here's another quilt made from sunshine blocks, log cabin and quilter's choice:
Thanks so much!
Sep 12, 2012, 07:38 PM
terrimae~ those are wonderful! i will grab them and put them in the photo album
Sep 12, 2012, 08:19 PM
Sep 14, 2012, 08:25 PM
finally feeling a little like fall here in MI. How's everyone doing?
Sep 19, 2012, 10:34 PM
Elaine, I am mailing my September blocks tomorrow. I am sorry that they are late, but it has been a very hectic month for me.
Sep 20, 2012, 09:46 AM
Ladies, I had a couple of spare moments last night so I cut out several of my October and November blocks (Louisana)and this block is beginning to be my favorite pattern for kid's quilts!
IF you plan on sending me blocks for BOTH months (I'm hostessing both months), you can send them together to save ** and please don't forget to throw in the excess triangles. They make super corner stones for the quilts!
Please also let me know when you mail them if they are for both months as I like to post here and would like to keep them seperate.
These blocks will go into quilts for "Running Strong for Native American Youth." The kids thank you in advance for your kindness!