Saturday, June 30, 2012

Giving to Fire Victims in Utah

Just a little backround on my giving history. I started giving quilts and quilt related things when I joined a quilt guild 20 years ago.  I was a new quilter and I  remember telling the Charity Chairperson that I wasn't good enough to participate in the project.  Her answer keeps me focused on the goal still today.  She told me that if a person was in need of the love, support, caring thoughts behind a quilt, they really didn't care if the points were perfect.

Since then I have given whenever possible.  Blogging has expanded my scope and has enabled me to help in tiny bits  all over the country. A block here a top there.  I use my stash and scraps from friends.

This top is going to go to Julie at   she is getting together quilts for the forest fire victims under the heading Operation Wood Hollow.  This is an area near where she lives in Utah.

This top was made with scraps from a fiend ( should read friend but this may be more appropriate)who dropped a kitchen trash bag full oh her scrap pieces on my porch.

These blocks will be going to Margaret's Hope Chest.  Link on SideBar.

So if you are unsure if you're work is good enough and that is stopping you from participating,let me be the one to tell you that you are plenty good enough and each piece you do will make you a better quilter and make you feel so good inside.


  1. Some times I feel my quilts are not good enough but that doesn't stop me from giving. I try to give every chance I get. I believe some one really needs my Quilty hugs. I too am sending Julie a quilt.

  2. What a lovely quilt top and what a wonderful thing to do!

    I did laugh out loud when I read about the "fiend" who dropped off all the fabric scraps...


  3. Love your quilt AND your post! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Selina, I love your quilt for the fire victims! It's so wonderfully cheerful!

  5. Great post. Wonderful quilt. Love that all the stars are from a different off white.

  6. I love that simple yet fun pattern for the quilt top.

  7. this is a great quilt. those stars are stunning and quite patriotic.

  8. This quilt is beautiful! Thank you so much for being willing to send it to me so I can help these people who have lost everything to these fires! To find out information about what I'm doing with these quilts you can go to . . .

    Hugs! :)

  9. This is such a great scrap quilt, for a wonderful cause.
    BTW I would love to be part of this blog.