Whata beautiful project idea! I will like to join in too. There is only six weeks left.where do we send them? I willpm you.
Thanks, Meri, I'll watch for you PM
It is amazing how so many Cuties are helping with this project and we are well on our way to reaching the goal of 80 quilts. Cuties are helping in lots of ways, not just making quilts. Some have sent fabric, money for shipping, hand made dollies, pocket dollies, handmade pillowcase dresses, hand puppets, and lots of handmade treasures and games for these orphaned boys and girls. These children are being cared for in a safe place in a very dangerous part of the world. They had nothing, and we are helping to tell them someone in another part of the world cares, in a very unique way.
I know many Cuties, and many of my local friends, also give of their hearts, souls and pocketbooks to other causes, as do I. We just keep digging deeper. I appreciate so very much all the Cuties have done to support this project. It has been a blessing to me personally, and I think all Cuties who have contributed even in the tiniest way also feels great in the giving! Thanks sew much, and may God bless You all! Jan You make ME feel so good!
THANK YOU FOR THE INFO.
Thanks, Meganne, I didn't know where this had ended up!
Oh Chris! Your quilt is just outstanding and so interesting too! Oh my goodness look at all those designs! Oh my! Thank you for all the love you stitched in every one! Now I I have to get busy on my second one too.
Here is just a portion of my first one. I have a terrible time taking photos of quilts!
1 Lower right.
2 Lower left.
3 Centre left.
4 Centre right.
5 Upper left.
6 Upper right.
I've posted the full length picture in Projects, but I can't put all these ones in, you can see them a bit better in these shots. Love Chris
Congratulations Chris on a job well done, Super,
Thanks Michelle, now I have to get onto the next one! Love Chris
51 Quilts as of last night! Only 29 more! Please post them in projects as you are working on them, or complete them. I'm so excited to see what you are making!!! Thank You you wonderful Cuties! Jan
Let's try this link! Thanks!
Link is not working
when you click on it and it comes up not working go up and copy the
part and paste it in search it will take you to the clip on youtube
We have 47 quilts promised for the orphans in Uganda now and it is still January! Many Cuties have offered to make a second quilt if needed! I totally understand the postage from Australia and South Africa, and probably places in Europe make this way too expensive for many Cuties. If you would like to send just the quilt top you have made, I have a couple of friends who will help me add a matching back and binding. That way, all you would need to send is just one layer. Truly, for any of you who really want to send a quilt, please consider this option :-) I'm as happy to help complete quilts for these kids, as you are to make them :-) If you have decided you cannot make and mail a quilt, and have not yet emailed me, please do, so I can keep track of what is coming. I cannot tell you how wonderful this is. I'm amazed at how many people who have never even sewn before, or made a quilt, have put their hearts into making these! If you haven't see the video - be sure to check it out. Imagine how they will be to have a quilt to go with those mattresses! Hugs of appreciation..... Jan
Evidently the postal system somewhere getting to Uganda is not real reliable. Many packages disappear, and are never seen again. Andrea was concerned all our hard work might become stolen. We have someone who will pay the extra baggage charge to send the quilts on the same jet with Andrea and Pavel and they will hand deliver the quilts to the children. There is someone who is sending some US funds to help with postage also, so perhaps that could help with Aussie shipping also. I don't know how much that donation is yet. Thank YOu, Everyone!
Raels I just checked on Auspost international calculator and 2kgs, Airmail to the USA came to $57.75 plus $9.00
So something doesn't seem quite right.
Would it not be cheaper to send it directly to Uganda, maybe make arrangements with the orphanage to collect them until Andrea and Pavel return to distribute them all at the same time. Just checked this site and 1.5 - 1.75 kkgs was about $35.00.
Mine weighed 2kg and the cost I got was from the post office. I would glady give $50 to someone in USA to make a quilt PM me
Thanks for the extra info, Raels. I'd not expected it to be that heavy. Seemed to be lots of postage options when I looked online as well.
I'm no quilter but i can help. Count me in.I'll do my best and may surprise myself.
Bev if its made with love the mistakes are included and not noticed :)
Ordered my fabric today.
Do you still need any help making quilts? I would like to try if you need help
Yes! Please PM me with your email address! Whoop-eeee! Your quilt will be #41.
how do i pm you. Tried the other day and it wouldn't go through so I'm thinking I didn't do right
Just noticed the post below from our Australian cuties and wondered if it is expensive to ship within your country. That way you could all ship to one person and then make one shipment and split the costs that way, ie,
Pauline and Chris and anyone else close by could put their packages together.
Just an idea hope, I am not putting my nose in anyones business
I'm concerned about the shipping, now from other continents now too. I didn't realize how expensive it can be. I guess we have a bargain in the US - maybe that is why they are going bankrupt... hmmm
I have checked to see if I could send it to Uganda but it is the same cost from Australia to Uganda as to USA I will keep quilt and take it to Bali when I go in May so it won't go to waste
I am positive whomever receives your quilt will love and treasure it. I'm just so sorry about the shipping :-(
I am sorry I have just checked postage to send quilt to USA and the cheapest way is by sea and it takes 3 months and costs $70 or by air and it costs $96.50 and I cannot afford to post it. I am very sorry as I really wanted to helpRaelene
Oh my Gosh!! I had no idea it could cost that much! Oh Raelene, please don't feel badly. That cost is way too expensive for anyone! That is terrible! It shouldn't cost more than $10 to ship them priority within the us. That's just highway robbery! Please don't feel bad, we totally understand :-)
Where was that from? I was thinking of doing one too, but haven't checked the postage from New Zealand.
This is from Australia
Well sadly that counts me out also. Us Aussies Down Under just seem to be to far away. I am so sorry Jan i have to withdraw, Pauline Sydney Australia
I will make one in your place Pauline. You gave me the push i need to get started.
Bev thanks heaps , was dissappointed of the postage price, Will send you a pm :)
Raels, were you going on a certain weight? Because checking on the postal calculator online, I don't seem to come up with anything like that amount, unless it's lots of kgs. http://auspost.com.au/apps/intern... Perhaps someone could weigh one for me, so I can check?
perhaps someone could weigh one for me please so I can check on a reasonable weight for a quilt of this size.
I just weighed mine to get an idea and it weighs less than a kilo, so according to your link above it would cost between $16-20.00.
Here in canada I will post this in a envelope instead of a box which reduces the weight.
Hope this helps
Thanks so much Michelle. I was guessing that a small light quilt wouldn't weigh more than a couple of kilograms at the most. And the time for airmail seems to be only up to 10 working days if I got that right.
I was wondering if they are really lightweight, how much do they weigh? When I order things from Australia from eBay the shipping is so reasonable...
I sent a card with an fsl bookmark to USA and it cost $10. So my reconing is Raels is on the ball :)
Don't forget we are being charged an additional fee of $9 for anything over one pound weight, to pay for The USA Government's charge for security screening.
I kid you not, this is fact and we discussed it here at length when the fee was brought in. It is a fee I really begrudge paying.
It is a fee I really begrudge paying. It is a USA fee, we are being charged for them to scan incoming packages.
What about our costs to scan packages, we have to pay that OURSELVES!!!!
ttt - and I see you have changed your avatar. Is it of you and Ben? Sarah.
Yes, I actually revealed my face! We were in windy Yellowstone National Park! :-)
I can do 4. Please let me know where to send them
wow! I will email you - thanks!
We are up to 32 promised quilts. I will also contact the quilt store where I did the website, and the local quilt guild. I am still really encouraged we can reach 80 handmade quilts! There are still lots of people out there! Thanks to all who are stitching away! hugs, Jan
Hi! I will help also. Not sure how to PM my e-mail to you but I'll give it a try.
I'm a quilter and I'd be happy to make a quilt for these children. --Sharon
ttt...this is a wonderful idea..a couple of years ago there was a project for dresses for little girls in Uganda (Pillowcase Project)...is this request for dresses still out there?
I don't know about dresses..... That sounds like a great project too..
I have made 3 little sun-dress so far to send with my quilts to Jan. Awhile back I happen to pick up some cute fabric at a 2nd hand store & in with the fabric was 3 little sun-dresses cut out. No pattern but was wondering what I was going to do with the dresses. A few days ago it hit me.
cut out dresses. Guess it was meant to be.
How many are you up to on count?
ttt and what happens if you do not get enough,
I am with Linda, you and I are in the same boat, have never made a quilt before either, my question is when using fleece for the rag quilt it will not fray but how will that work for cotton, do you have to finish each edge, that seems like alot of work. Am I in left field here or what, maybe some of our experts can tell us,
we are supposed to use cotton but the method is the same. Did you check out the videos-there not cotton but method is the same. I'm asking if we need 3 layer of cotton doing it with the raggy method quilt as you go.
I tried to see both videos but it says NOT AVAILABLE,
From others they say 3 but because Jan does not want them to heavy I do not know,
It happened to me with the link given below. So maybe its easier to go to utube
and type Rag quilt and several came up. I
liked the missouri lady and a few others
Makes it very clear.
I think your right-its probably 3 because
cotton is thi
For a rag quilt I would use 3 because 2 would not give you much of a rag effect.
You could always do a quilt as you go type quilt. Very easy.
Rag Quilt utube videos: 8 in squares
Question: If doing the back and front sq together as you go with an X and all seams facing forward
Do we use 2 layers of cotton or 3 layers? I've watched video seems simplest quilt to do even if you add ME designs.
Linda aka Bumblebee
Aslo I count 63 ea 8 in blocks with 1/2 in seams to give 49x63 in Quilt using a raggy edge border. Me being a non quilter.
THis is what I come up with.
That is going to be great! By the time it is washed and then shrinks a bit it will be perfect!!!! Thank yOU!!! Some little person is Uganda is going to love it forever!
I used two layer of cotton & they are lightweight which will be good for Uganda. Once they are washed they will shrink up. I made my blocks 9 x 9 5 across & 5 down & after washing they came out 39 x 39 which will be good for the smaller children. Yours will be great for the bigger children. Rag quilts are so easy & fun even a non quilter can do one. Thanks for making a difference in a child's life.
will be great for the bigger children. Thank you for helping out. Even non quilters can make rag quilts. They are very easy.
Count me in for one.
Here is the link to the label design please don't lose it. :-)))
Thank you Meganne;
Here is the, 4x4, label I digitised for you all. There is room for you to add your name down the left side.
I will upload it to DBC in a few minutes, just have to reformat to all the other design formats.
I have been drawing elephants like this ever since I was a kid and it always makes kiddies laugh as I keep them guessing for as long as i can.
Hope you all like it.
Hugs n roses, Meganne
Meganne -This is as CUTE as it can be!!!! Thank YOu! Oh my Goodness! I'm going to send this jpg to show Andrea right away! Oh MY! It brings tears to my eyes! Everyone will love it - especially the kids! thank YOU!!
That's what I was aiming for and the older ones will think it funny that white lady can't draw elephant!!! LOL!!!
I will make two quilts. Will send my email address.
Hi, I just "googled" uganda project.com. I watched this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQQkEA5QnoACached It tells about the mattresses mentioned above. Very interesting and other videos mentioned on the side bar. It is very evident that the need is great. Could you check with Andrea or Pavel for the "likes" or needs of the children? Perhaps some small (and lightweight) item we could add along with the quilt. Thanks for any further insight you can add.
Ellen in Las Vegas
The way to say "Made with Love" in their language called Luganda is:
Thanks for Finding this out for me Jan.
Oh Nonna, I'm so glad you asked!
Maybe someone can Digitize this so we can all use the same message?
A Simple Rag quilt! This is a really easy, and Fun way to make a simple quilt - great for your very first time! This is an excellent tutorial. You could make a quilt exactly as she shows, except since this is going to Uganda, on the equator, please us just cotton, not flannel. I also like to add a decorative stitch around the perimeter of the quilt to keep it extra secure for little fingers. We can add any designs we like to the little blocks before stitching them together. This quilt goes together fast and I think you will love doing them! We have 19 quilts now! The photo is of a cat quilt I made. I was adding a design after I had already stitched it, but the kitty didn't care... This one was flannel with batting.
The rag quilt requires no batting! I believe even a beginner can finish one in a day!
the video is not found on youtube ?
JAN I would love to help but have never made a quilt and am a little worried about the outcome. Would it be possible to do something like Meganne suggested below,
might be easier for those of us who are willing but not so sure they are able,
Michelle, I think you'd find success with the rag quilt. They are fun - and you'd probably enjoy making more for your family! Check out the video on utube! thanks
What size? I will try my hand on making one,
That's Great! Please PM me with your email address! Oh Boy!!
What about embroidering on a single bed sheet, then sewing another sheet to the back of it and doing some stippling in between the designs, would this be suitable?
Just thinking outside the square for those of us who don't quilt.
Hugs and blessings, Meganne
If this could work, I would sign up as well as maybe a few more of use to.
Lets see what Jan has to say,
You know, this sounds good in theory, it should work. But to be honest , it is really difficult to get these to come out right.
I have an easier idea. How about a "Rag quilt". It is a wonderful quilt for any beginner. There is no quilting at the end, and each block is made as you go. I'll get the directions for that kind and share it. They are really fun!
Pity. I think I could have done one this way, but I go in for major surgery in 2 weeks & won't be sewing again for at least 8 weeks after that.
Too many other pressing matters to attend to before then so I doubt I could complete a rag quilt, I know how long it took me to make the other ones I helped with. Quilting is not everyone's forte, definitely not mine, even a rag quilt is way too labour intensive. Guess I'll just digitise the message for everyone.
how long it took me to make the other ones I helped with. Quilting is not everyone's forte, definitely not mine, even a rag quilt is way too labour intensive. Guess I'll just digitise the message for everyone.
Meganne, You have sooo much going on in your life, I can't even imagine you considering adding something else! That would be wonderful if you could digitize the message! Wow! Thank you!
Count me in. PM with e-mail is on the way
Another thing about the quilts... These children are not gender - ized. Boys can have pink, girls can have blue, boys can have flowers. So, truly, whatever you make can be loved by either boys or girls! Thanks so much! We have 17 quilts so far!
I would love to help out , but I will have to check out how much postage would be.
oppps I forgot to add from Australia
oppps I forgot to add from Australia
Check to see how much it would be to mail to Colorado, USA 80447, which is my address, because we know I can get them to Andrea...
I will check it all out when I get home , we are away in our van right now.
There's an additional $9 charge for anything weighing over 1 lb 564Gms going to the USA. They may forget to tell you initially.
I have just DL the post from Drro re the 3 piece quilt from SewForum. I must be very stupid as I do not understand the instructions at all. Is stablizer used at all?? Please help. I would love to try this out. Thank you in advance. Sarah.
My appologies - have just seen that there are plenty of instructions. More haste less speed. Sorry!!!!!
Hi Sarah, if this is your very first quilt, that one might be a bit complicated. A simple 8 inch squares sewn into an interesting array of 6 squares across by 7 or 8 squares down would be much easier for a beginner. You might want to save a more complicated design for later....
complicated one for later. Putting a design in the middle of one or more of the squares will make it special. Thank you so much!! These kids are going to be surprised!
Hi Jan, I have never made a quilt in my life but willing to give it a go. Sending you a PM. Sarah
I am happy to give one How do I get it to them from Australia
I need to figure that out! Since I live about 100 miles from Andrea, it might make sense to mail them to me and then I could drive them to her when she is packing to go in May..... I'll get back to everyone on that... Hugs and a huge thank you!
Andrea and Pavel went with the Uganda Project, which has helped some older orphans. Now, one of the older orphans, Patrick, has grown up and is following his calling, to support this orphanage. So, when Andrea and Pavel went there this January, that was where they were helping. We know those two through Adam's Camp, which is a special therapy camp for kids with special needs. OUr son, Ben, who is almost 24, has been to Adam's Camp more times than Adam! Andrea and Pavel have been incredible with Ben, who can be quite a challenge. So, we absolutely adore those two. When we heard they need sponsors to go to Uganda, we provided a little cash support. While they were there, they worked at the orphanage helping Patrick. The children didn't have mattresses on their bunk beds, so they sent out an SOS to supporters at home for $500 for basic mattresses. By the time we heard this, they already had what they needed. So, when they got home this week, I asked Andrea, if they needed some lightweight quilts for them, so each child could have one of his or her own. That's how this I got started. I immediately thought of Cuties!
We are up to 16 quilts now! That's just 64 more to go!
Count me in. I can make 1 or 2. I will PM you with my info. Thanks for doing this.
Ellen in Las Vegas
Thanks, Ellen, I sent you a PM!
I would love to help! Our quilt guild just delivered 50 quilts/blankets to our local foster care orginization. Most won't be used for awhile and will just be stored. I was disappointed when I found that out as I had donated 20 at our last meeting and many more before that!
I bet if you went to some of the quilting sites such as this one http://www.quiltingboard.com/main... (after all, most folks here do ME) you would get great results for your cause. Linda
Oh My! That is a great lead! Let's see what Cuties can do first, and then we can know how many more we will need! Thanks so much! I will keep this URL. Quilters sew love in every stitch!
What an awesome idea. For sure I will make a quilt. I would do anything for an orphan child. I was an orphan till the age of five. My heart goes out to any child in need.
Oh Cindy, that is soooo neat! Thank You! I sent you a PM in reply!
I'm packing up the house to move and when I get settled in will contact you to see if you are still in need of another quilt.
Oh Thank you! I can't imagine moving!!
Here is the post on Cute;>)
When will they need to be ready? I have posted a free in the hoop quilt piecing block design from Sewforum, & I would volunteer if I think I can complete it;>)
They would need to be mailed before the first of May to Colorado. They wouldn't even need to be pieced, but could be large pieces of novelty fabric joined with a sheet in between. Of course, they could be pieced, but these kids have nothing, absolutely nothing and would be thrilled to have any quilt to snuggle under. Just 48"x60" of love sent to them. We can embroider God Love Me, on them or do Noah's Ark as these children are in a Christian orphanage. Simple is good :-). Thanks, ro!
OK, May I can do, count me in!;>)
And if they are so simple....maybe 2;>)
where is the free ITH block located?
I will ttt it
Never done this before, so if a cutie is willing to guide me, I would like to give it a try
That would be sooo awesome! Just think how great you will feel sending off your labor of love to a kid who has nothing, not even parents! We will help you, of course :-)
have you sent me a PM so I know I have you on the list??
Wow! 12 quilts have been pledged by Cuties and it's just been one hour since I posted this!
Jan can you give a little more info, what ages are the children, where would we need to send the quilts, when in May would you need them, I understand that it cannot be something to warm, can we simply place to cotton
fabrics together and would that be enough?
Thanks for doing this, I had goosebumps reading this,
Hi Michelle, I knew you'd help! The kids range in age from about a year and a half, up to early teens. We would need the quilts to arrive by the first of May to Andrea to pack to take with her to hand deliver them. The quilts should be two layers of cotton, with a sheet as batting, just the three layers. I can barely breathe! Medium colors, bright is great, not white or black as they would show dust easily. The size would need to be about 48"by60 not larger. thanks!
Where is Andrea, where in the world do we send the quilt?
Ooops, Sorry, Andrea is in Colorado, relatively close to us. I need to figure out where they should be mailed. I'm sure for those in other continents we can mail closer. Give me a couple of days, and I'll have more details! Thanks sooooo much! People can also attach a letter, pictures, to the recipient!
Put me down for one. I'll PM you with my email. If I pieced something out of flannel, it wouldn't even need batting--just a backing. Would that be ok? Flannel feels so good against skin.
OH thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Flannel does feel good, but might be too warm. They need something cool against their skin, don't you think? I'm sure whatever you made would be wonderful and very much loved!! please PM me with your email address so I can keep you updated!
I'll do cotton instead of flannel. No problem at all. Hopefully, I can make two, but for sure one. Glad for this chance. Do they need anything else? What about clothes? Pillowcase dresses for girls?
Would love to help out with 1. Will Pm you asking your address. Pauline Australia
OH BOY!!!! THANKS, Pauline!!! Email address, please so I can communicate easily with you all! Jan
Would love to join in.
Will PM you with my email
Thanks, Lique! I sent you a PM in reply
They need to be lightweight, about 48 x 60 inches, and instead of using batting, we should use a sheet inside. They can be machine quilted, or tied - they do not need to be hand quilted. As they will not be washed often, they need to not show dust, so they should be medium colors, like tans and browns, medium blues, pinks, greens. Avoid white and black. Cats and dogs are wild, scary animals to these children, not cute pets, so we should avoid those. Instead goats and cows are much better, friendly animals. They do see giraffes and zebras as safe animals too. I would think lions wouldn't be good either. I would think farm theme would be fine......
Well now, you know I'd be in anything like that. I see you need it by MAY. I am assuming it is a single bed quilt. I'm waiting on my sewing machine, so when I get it back I'll make this a priority. Love and blessings Chris
Oh Thank you!!!! 78 more is all we need!
What part of Colorado? I belong to the Pueblo West Quilters of Pueblo West, CO & our club is always making quilts to donate. Go to our site at Pueblo West Quilters to see our blog. You can email the president of our club Kathy Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org and post your request to her. I am sure you will get some quilts out of our club. I will also try to get one done. What sizes are needed?
email@example.com What size quilts are needed? I am sure you will get some quilts from our club. I will also make one. Hugs, Alta
what size quilt do you need?
Hugs and God Bless,
The quilts need to be about 48 x 60 inches, large crib size, and lightweight. We would need to use just a sheet for batting as it is always warm in Uganda. The quilt wouldn't need to totally cover the big kids, just mostly be for comfort.
Count me in for 2!
Wow!!!! There is a pair of twin boys... would you like to make theirs???
Count me in too. I have some extra material I need to do something with and this will be a blessing I will enjoy doing. Thank you for thinking of others. Just let me know where to mail them too. I will see how many I can make. Roberta
2 for the twins and they will be the same pattern but different colors. I am so excited!
Hi Roberta, can you please send me a Pm with your email address and I'll get all the information to you too! Thanks!
I don't want to appear stupid but I don't know how to send a PM. I never have. Let me know how to do it and i will send you my E-mail address. Thanks! Roberta