2021 will be our 25th year of retreating and "our" 25th year of Relaying. I say our because the retreaters and quilters all over have supported my fundraising year after year. Together we have raised over $130,000. Thank you to everyone who has purchased a quilt, or a pattern or participated in a silent auction or just plain donated.
So what came first, the retreat or Relay? The retreat came first, starting out as a way for a group of internet friends to get together in person. And at that very first retreat some of the ladies attended a high school spaghetti dinner to help the band and choir raise money to go to London. As a result of that trip to London the band and choir decided to thank the community for their support by joining the very first local Relay For Life. And that started my Relay For Life adventure. Over the last 25 years I have participated in 29 Relay For Life events. All of my pattern money (minus PayPal fees) goes to the American Cancer Society as well as the profit from any quilts that I sell. Also, any FUNdraisers that I have at my retreats go straight to my Relay account.
For information on the 2021 Quilters Retreat, please check here.
If you are looking for a quilt block pattern, please check here. There are over 125 blocks to chose from.
I have patterns you can purchase to be emailed to you for a donation on this page,
and you can find some free patterns and project ideas on this page.
Here is a brief history of my quiting story with links to pages of photos to all of the quilts I have made since I started quilting in 1974. I call it my Quilting Photo Journal.
Here are some Helpful Hints I've found useful and I hope they will be helpful to you also.
How to set a quilt diagonally. Color value. How big to make a quilt. DHS, THS, how to make them. How to attach a sleeve to a wall hanging. How to host a swap. And More
On this page you can learn about Delaware Quilts, and here is a little bit about My Family.
I think all the updating is done, but if you find a page that doesn't look right, please let me know. If a link isn't working, send me an email and I'll check on it. Pages that have a blue background are updated. (Exceptions being the BOMs which are all updated and have white backgrounds except the very first BOM and the Swaps pages which I left the original backgrounds on. )
Updated July 16, 2020
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