Wednesday, December 21, 2016

done Good {round up}

do. Good Stitches is a modern online community that quilts for good.  Originally based on Flickr, some circles are now connecting more through Instagram.  We work in teams of ten members to make collaborative charity quilts.  Over the years the bee has grown and grown, so that I can hardly keep current with all the beautiful work being done.  It has been quite awhile since I've shared a "done Good" post, so rather than highlighting just one circle, I've decided to share my eight favorite recently finished quilts!

Liberated Churn Dash by Hope Circle, quilted by Jeanine

Hope Circle December 2015


Circle of Squares by Faith Circle, quilted by Melissa

Circle of Squares


Swirling Stars by Comfort Circle, quilted by Lotje

Swirling Stars quilt in front of glass houses


Rainbow Diamonds by Believe Circle, quilted by TiffieFay

Do.good stitches April 2016


Improv Fans by Love Circle, quilted by Ara Jane

Finished Do. Good Stitches quilt. Maybe I say this about all my quilts, but I think this one is my favorite. #dogoodstitches #dgslovecircle


Stacks and Stacks by Peace Circle, quilted by Rebekah Thompson



Autumn Chain by Emerge Circle, quilted by Allison Dutton



Sunset Dreamin by Nurture Circle, quilted by I'm Feeling Crafty

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Thanks to all who have contributed time, fabric and creative energy to make quilts for others through do. Good Stitches this year.  Every quilt given in love is a success in my eyes!

In 2017 there are some new openings in the bee, especially for quilters (who take turns leading and finishing a collaborative quilt about twice annually).  If you are interested please learn about do. Good Stitches here.  While quilts of all styles are wonderful acts of charity, this bee intends to bring together those who enjoy sewing with modern fabrics and are comfortable using social media such as Flickr or Instagram to share pictures of blocks and quilts.  To join the wait list, please use this form, and I'll be in touch as soon as I have a spot for you! 

11 comments:

  1. These are beautiful and are wonderful gifts from the heart! I make mostly baby quilts and gift them to our closest hospital that has a NICU Unit and Pediatric Ward now. I loved seeing your little heart quilts. I need to make some of those soon :)!

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  2. Wow, that is a whole lot of beautiful!

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  3. I love that liberated churn dash! Thanks for featuring my rainbow diamonds!

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  4. all of these quilts are just beautiful.
    I adore the Rainbow diamonds. What a show piece.
    I am so glad these will go to someone special.
    Well done

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  5. Yay. Beautiful quilts. Dare I point out that THREE are by members of the Seattle MQG?! ;-)

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  6. Love these quilts, especially the improv fans and the liberated churn dash!

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  7. Beautiful quilts! I'm crushing especially hard on Autumn Chain & Sunset Dreamin!

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  8. These are beautiful and will no doubt bring comfort to their recipients.

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  9. Hiya Rachel...hope your family is bathed in love this Christmas!
    I am not able to join your do.Good.Stitches. groups due to a medical issue that prevents me from constant sewing...I've become a 'slow stitcher' by necessity...BUT I wanted to know where I might find tutorials for some of these DGS blocks/projects. I could pass them along to a few local ladies who make comfort quilts for our local hospital, shelter and senior's home.
    If you have time during this busy week, it would be great to hear from you!
    Quilty Huggs!
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows, BC Canada

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  10. Thanks for including our Liberated Churn Dash quilt, Rachel. It was the first quilt that I completed as a quilter, and it was definitely a fun experience! I want to give credit to Sarah Vanderburgh from Sew Joy Creations for the tutorial. Having access to free tutorials like this one makes it easier to be a quilter.

    http://www.sewjoycreations.com/2010/10/liberated-churn-dash-tutorial.html

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