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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival

I love Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  Thanks Amy for setting this up for us!  You can be sure I’m cruising around the Internet checking out all the fun quilts!

Here’s my entry…but first a little history.

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This is my fourth year having the tremendous opportunity to help out at the elementary school by making a quilt!  My favorite way to “help”!

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2007 – 2nd Grade

Every year each of the classes create a wonderful piece of art which is auctioned off the night of Open House.

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2008 – 3rd Grade

The funds raised go directly to the classroom and the Educational Foundation at the school.

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2009 – 4th Grade

This is my last year at the elementary school.  My youngest is moving on to middle school in the fall! So this was my last quilt to make for this annual event.

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2010 – 5th Grade

I had 31 kids artwork blocks to work with this year, so I had to be creative with the layout.

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I’m happy with the layout and even happier that I got to use fabric I had on hand that I had received from an amazing seamstress that passed away last year.  It was perfect!

I had fun with the quilting too, wavy lines and bubbles added to the whole feel of the quilt.

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I’m sorta sad for this chapter of my life to end.  I’ve been a mom at that elementary school for 12 consecutive years.  But at the same time, I’m excited for what the future holds for my family.  Two in high school next year: a senior! and a freshman.  And my youngest starting middle school.  I’m sure I’ll have many more years to help out by making quilts…I’ll make sure of it!

55 comments:

emedoodle said...

I love it! Those bubbles are great too!

upstateLisa said...

so much work! great quilting!

Carol at Serendipity said...

What a wonderful project for kids to participate in!

Carol

Suedio said...

What a lovely and special contribution to your childrens' school. It is the end of an era for you . . . but it opens up a whole new world of possibilities!

Thanks for sharing. Regards, Sue

AJ said...

What a great quilt! Feels like I'm under the sea! Well Done to you and the kids!

sunt said...

The colors are wonderful--very watery and restful--a great antidote to a hectic classroom, I bet! A great way to showcase their little works of art. :-) Well done you for helping the school on so many levels.

Leslie said...

this is beautiful. i love that the kids made all of that. your quilting really makes it great

Emma said...

Well done, that's a lovely quilt!

Angie said...

Love this! I hope to do this next year with my daughter's class.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

What a great Mom to do this for the school! The kids artwork looks really nice, too!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a happy quilt! Love all the cheerful colors.

Annika said...

This is so gorgeous!

ferntyler said...

You are so amazing, I'll miss seeing you guys at Open House, etc! If you want, I"ll sign up to do my kids' classroom art work and then you can do it... ha ha ha

Melissa C said...

Beautiful quilt and great tradition.

Kim W said...

This was one of the best pieces of art at the auction! Did you see how much it went for? So pretty! Thank you so much for everything you've done year after year to help the school. You are amazing!

Valentina said...

Everything about this quilt makes me smile! Thank you. And I hope you enjoy the next chapter of your lives!

Shannon w/ Monkey Dog Quitls said...

Love the lay-out! It is almost like set on point. LOVE it! Sew On!

Kim said...

The kids did a great job with the artwork. The quilt looks great!

Carol said...

What a wonderful project. I'm sure the students and teachers loved your creativity and generosity.

quiltmom said...

Tina,
What a wonderful gift you have given to the staff and students that attended your children' school. I am sure it was valued and will be missed as your children move on in their education.Thanks for sharing your gift and talents. It is a special story.
The sea quilt is wonderful- someone is going to be a very fortunate owner.
Warmest regards,
Anna
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

Riel said...

A wonderful, generous contribution. Lovely!!!!

Army Wife Quilter said...

why cant you continue this in middle school art class? wonderful idea.

Dolly said...

You're a trooper......thank you for helping them all of these years !

Wonderful quilt story !

Dani said...

What a great idea ... I love the sea theme of this quilt. It turned out really well!

shout4joy said...

the quilt turned out great! I love the colors and the theme :)

Melissa said...

The kids artwork is beautiful and you set it into a quilt so successfully! Thank you for sharing!

Allie said...

This quilt just knocked my socks off - it's beautiful, and I love that it's the kids' artwork. LOVE the quilting!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

What a great contribution project for the kids and you :) I've thought about surprising a couple teachers, but have had NO extra time this year. Your quilt is amazing! Thank you for sharing

allsewnup said...

Awesome way to be involved

Carolyn

KylieC said...

The colours in this quilt are perfect! And what artists! Congratulations.

Karen said...

What a great legacy you have created. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lis said...

What a fantastic project, those kids are really fortunate to have you working with them.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You're so generous to have made all those wonderful quilts. I especially love the one with seashells. Great artwork in the blocks, too!

Kathy said...

What a nice way to share your special talent and treasures with your children's school. I just admire quilts made with blocks containing kids art! I don't do it myself, but I could with my art students in grades 3 - 6. A parent at our school has done this for each of her childrens teachers in our building. Every quilt was unique and special, but they were given to the teacher as a gift.

mom said...

What a neat idea! I love the water colors used for this year's quilt. Hopefully it auctioned at a good price!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

debbi d-w said...

definitely one of the most beautiful classroom quilts I have seen - brava to you and the kids!

felicity said...

My little one's just starting preschool this fall - I imagine I'll have some fundraiser quilts in my future and I can only hope they're as beautiful as yours. Thanks for sharing!

sewshesews said...

wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Lonci said...

Very impressive, very nive, congratulations:)

Deborah said...

It's beautiful!

Trisha said...

Looks awesome, Tina! I love the layout you came up with.

Kelli said...

So very generous of you! they look great!

Diane said...

Your quilt layout and quilting are great-I'll bet you've inspired many future quilters in sharing your talents with these children.

Elizabeth said...

That is a really neat quilt. The borders and sashing really work well! Thanks for a lovely stop on my Blogger's Quilt Festival tour.

sewpam63 said...

What a beautiful quilt!!! I LOVE the seashells. ; ) You have created a legacy with all those children you have touched throughout the years. What a nice memory for ALL to share. Best wished as your life evolves and your kids grow! Enjoy the magic of quilting and thanks for sharing it!

janet said...

Those are great quilts, and it is so great to get the kids involved!
Just wonderful:)

Rose said...

Wonderful quilts. It is wonderful that you can and do help the schools.

You can see my entry HERE.

SewCalGal said...

Lovely quilt. What a fun project!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

georgie said...

what a lovely layout of the blocks and the watery colours around them,and what a great contribution to your childrens school.
Happy quilting.
Georgie x

Lizzy said...

That's so cool that you've done this for your elementary school for so many years. I love this quilt - the colors are so pretty!

Eileen said...

wonderful quilt. the children did beautiful work and you did a marvelous job making it into a quilt. how special you worked in the classroom--i was a teacher and i very much appreciate your efforts!!

Angie said...

What a great idea. The shells are fun too! What materials do the kids use for their artwork -- fabric pens?

Sandra said...

what a great way to help out the school and to showcase the kids artwork.
Come see my antique quilt entries
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

Susan Michele said...

This is so awesome!

Heather said...

You did a great job with the blocks from the kids. Love the bubbles in the quilting