Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Little Excitement

I have been making quilts for various charities for over 10 years, always looking for a cause where my labor will be enjoyed and perhaps even appreciated. Two years ago, the Virginia Beach Modern Quilt Guild decided to support the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge sponsored by Quilters Dream Batting.

I made and donated one quilt the first year. Actually, I was pretty proud of it. It's the multi-colored one in the middle.

I'm not too good at remembering to take pictures of my quilts, so this picture came from Facebook.

The next year, I was really on a roll and donated 8 quilts. I knew that there would be a prize for the guild that donated the most quilts, so I put some muscle into it. Tuesday, I received a call to say that one of my quilts was in the twelve quilts selected for a popular vote. The three quilts that receive the most votes would win very nice prizes for their donors.  I nearly passed out from joy! Just to have my quilt selected was such an honor!

More stolen pictures here.

Why am I telling you this? I would love to win one of the prizes!  Imagine a shiny new sewing machine, patterns, books, notions or a pile of fabric!

Here's where you come in: If you were to go to this site and vote for this quilt, I might just have a chance of winning.

While you are there, look around for information on how you can help patients with ALS, too.

Don't forget to vote!

I have ten more quilts in the queue for donation in October.  Lots of binding to finish up. I hope my quilts are blessings to their new owners. They have been blessings to me.

Linking up to TGIFF,  Crazy Mom Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation


Carie said...

Well your quilts are gorgeous and it's an awesome cause so I'm off to vote!!

Shelley Folkerts said...

Your quilts are lovely. Thank you for donating to this wonderful charity. I am sure that your quilts will be well loved. Best of luck winning some prizes. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations. Here's hoping you are a winner. Although, honestly, just making and giving away your quilts to great causes makes you a winner! Good job.

Lois Bates said...

I voted for you! Hope you win.

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh well good luck. I'd love a new machine. Thanks for linking at Crazy Mom. I enjoyed visiting. I linked today too.
Good Luck!

Jasmine said...

Congratulations on being selected. It is a beautiful quilt!

nicole said...

It's a lovely quilt, congrats on being selected!

Preeti Harris said...

Malinda, your quilt is beautiful and the quilting complements it perfectly. Wishing you all the best!!!
And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

Love Of Quilts said...

Pretty quilt! I went and gave you my vote.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Congratulations on having your quilt selected to be part of the final vote. I clicked on over and voted! Good luck!

Malinda said...

Thanks to everyone who voted and left notes of encouragement! This is such a great way for quilters to help others.

Muv said...

Gorgeous quilt, Malinda, and fabulous quilting!

Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

Love, Muv