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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Quilter's Christmas Party Blog

Today is the BIG Day
Welcome to my Quilter's Christmas Party Blog
There are two BIG parties going on today 
some of my favorite Holiday Wall Hangings
Physical Party in San Diego
Representatives of Operation Homefront and others affiliated with this program will also be at this party to share insights on their programs. They'll be door prizes just for coming to the party too!
  Oh how I wish I could join SewCalGal at the San Diego party. Since I can not be there to share in their fun, I will do the second best and join the virtual Christmas Party.
We are suppose to share what we are working on this holiday season, This is one of my busy times for my Charity Group, The World of Charity Stitching Group.  I am one of the quilters for this wonderful group. 
Below are just some of the quilts that will be taken to nursing homes, Ronald McDonald House and a abused women and children's shelter in the next few weeks.  Along with these beautiful quilts will be Holiday Cards with stitched designs, tote bags filled with toys for the children or personal care items for the elderly. There is also a Santa's size bag filled to the brim with beautiful pillows, these are used to bring comfort to a senior while in therapy or to hold a child's arm as they receive treatment. Making and delivering these lovely quilts are one of my favorite Christmas Traditions.   
Operation Homefront
You will also notice on SewCalGal's blog there is a link to Operation Operation Homefront.
Like many Holiday Parties, both the Virtual Christmas Party and the Physical Party in San Diego will have a charity drive that will benefit various Operation Operation Homefront related projects:
1) Collecting items to go into Baby Gift Baskets that are given to women that deliver babies while their husbands are off fighting in a war,
2) Toys for a special Christmas Party for children of soldiers off fighting, and
3) Cash Donations to help with housing needs for Wounded Soldiers and other programs that help Military Families with special needs.
I have supported our military by making quilts for our veterans. You will notice in the photos a patriotic quilts that will go to a veteran at the nursing home.  We live in a military area with numerous bases. My husband is retired Air Force, he retired to this area where he could still work as a civilian Avionic Technician on the training planes 
If you want to help support our military and their families you can follow the Operation Homefront link, any donation would be appreciated.
So on with my works in progress, all are quilted and just waiting to have the binding tacked down and they can be delivered in time for Christmas. 

Hope you like the quilts
These are just some of the lovely quilts that will be delivered this year.
Thanks for stopping by


Quilting Babcia said...

Thanks for reposting your link! Your veterans quilts are beautiful, and so thoughtfully designed and created.

Missy Shay said...

I love the cupcakes and your wall hangings are beautiful!

The Quilted Dog said...

I love your quilts, especially the cupcake ones! Merry Christmas!

Barb said...

Wow - what a great collection of quilts you've come up with - awesome!
Happy Holidays to you, and what a nice virtual party, eh?

SewCalGal said...

Bonnie, I'm so delighted to have you come to the Quilter's Christmas Party. Thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful quilts. I'm sure the recipients will treasure them always and enjoy a good quilty hug from you too!

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.