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 23 years I have participated in 27 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 FUNd raisers that I have at my retreats go straight to my Relay account. I am not a business, I am a Relayer!
What started out as a get together for some internet friends has lasted over 23 years and the friendships have multiplied a hundredfold. Friends just can't miss their yearly reunion and quilting adventures, not to mention the laughter, shopping and all the fun. We'll be hosting our 64th and 65th retreats this spring.
On this page I have some of my favorite quilt patterns for sale as a fundraiser for Relay For Life. (Of course I would happily accept any donations for the freebies below if you have it in your heart, all donations go to finding the cure for cancer.)
You can find Lots of Blocks here. These are free for your own personal use, but if a guild or group would like to use them, I will happily give permission if you email me first.
And on this page are a few projects and quilt patterns. Feel free to use any of the patterns on these pages for your own personal use only. I am willing to share if you ask first, thank you! (This applies to guilds too.)
My Quilting Photo Journal with photos of many of my quilts,
and here are some Helpful Hints.
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