Pictured are babies in South Africa who received quilts from Northern Virginia ABCQ Quilters!
They have sent 50 quilts so far and by next June (the coldest season in S. Africa) they plan to send even more.
Our volunteers make it all happen!
Katie Jewett (in hat) and Ashley Kizirian from Girl Scout Troop 160 in Northwood NH
recently earned their Junior Bronze Award.
One of the activities was a community service project, which the girls completed by making quilts for ABCQ.
The Jr. Bronze Award is the highest award possible for Junior Girl Scouts.
At the farewell party for our co-founder, Ann White, which was held at the end of last year,
a quilt was presented to her signed by the Board of Directors and Staff of ABCQ.
The quilt was lovingly made by Pam Weeks Worthen, Exective Director.
Ann retired to Australia and is living with her daughter "down under".
Shown from left to right, Pamela Weeks Worthen, Executive Director, Ellen Ahlgren, ABCQ Founder,
Ann White, ABCQ Co-Founder, Barbara Saunders, Administrative Assistant.
Our display table at Vermont Quilt Festival, July 2004.
Barbara Barber (not shown), a longtime volunteer at the Vermont Quilt Festival and nationally known quilter,
solicited fiber artists to make and donate hats for a silent auction to be held at The Vermont Quilt Festival in July.
All proceeds from the auction benefit ABC Quilts!
Pictured with their wonderful "chapeaus" are Pamela Weeks Worthen, Executive Director of ABCQ and Katie Paine, a long time friend of Pam's. Pam's hat was made by Melody Crust, fiber artist and Katie's was made by Janet Reis.
The hats were a festive addition to Katie's annual Bastille Day Party held on Saturday, July 17.
An example of how to get the word out and have great fun!
Linda Linville, ZC for New Hampshire,
did a float in her hometown of Wolfeboro for the Fourth of July parade.
The float announced the upcoming quilt show by the local guild,
a big supporter of ABC Quilts, and carried the ABCQ banners on each side.
Linda's daughter-in-law and two grandsons walked alongside,
handing out flyers to anyone interested in ABC Quilts.
A good time was had by all!
Bay View Elementary School in Monteray, CA
recently completed a project that incorporated math into quilt making.
Each child also signed their name and age on a white block.
This quilt was delivered all the way to FL to be given to a child.
Students from the Monadnock High School Needlecraft class
visited the Home Office in Northwood, NH in May.
Proudly presenting their quilts are Kaylin Allen, Sara Martin, Kelly Ryan, Crystal Ellis,
Jennifer Garin, Amy Croteau, Rebeccah Brooks and Nickia Robbins.
The winner of the beautiful Home Office raffle quilt was Lisa Currie of Berwick ME
(shown pictured with her adorable son, "Jake Da Man").
The quilt was lovingly made by many of our area coordinators and volunteers including
Jen Nelson, Linda Linville, Peggy Voakes, Dini Alves and Rachel White and her "girls".
The quilt was made up of individual blocks depicting an Americana theme.
Eloise Smith, our AC from Picayune, MS was at a fund raiser with quilts being displayed.
Eloise Smith, our AC from Picayune, MS and her local Brownie Troop proudly display the quilt they recently made.
April 2004 - Mrs. Atherton's 2nd grade class at Stratham Memorial School in New Hampshire made rainforest quilts for ABC Quilts.
Here are some of the volunteers who always seem to show up to help with an ABC Quilts project, whether it's hanging or taking down the quilt show, delivering quilts or helping at a sewing day. Here we are after setting up this year's ABC Show.
L-R Judy Vertikoff, Karin Harvey, June Allen, Gail Wadley, Diane Harris, Judy Everett, Janet White
These quilts were made by 7th grade boys at The Ohio School for the Deaf. Their teacher is a guild member, and she uses ABC Quilts as a part of their lesson. The boys came to our meeting to present the quilts. I'm not sure who was more proud and excited - the boys, their teachers or the rest of us!
The quilts on the bottom half of this photo, were made during a recent ABC Quilts Sewing Day. The pattern is called "Crazy 9 Patch". As you can see, we received a bolt of turquoise fabric, which was used in many of the quilts. We made about 25 quilts that day!
Here are more of the dependable ABC volunteers - Diane Harris, Judy Sandman and Ruth Snider - at the reception for the quilt show. We're there to answer questions about ABC Quilts and distribute information for those who may want to make quilts. Judy made the lovely quilt behind them.
Our Zone Coordinator (on left), Gail Wadley from Columbus, OH, poses with Diane Harris, whose guild, north of Columbus, provides quilts to ABCQ.
The challenge this year was red, white and blue and included at least one Ohio star block.
Gail Wadley sent this picture of the wonderful quilters who donate to ABCQ taken at their luncheon.
Baby quilts made by the Parenting class at Irvington High School.
Two quilts designed and made by Susan Rose, using the new line of fabrics designed by Susan and produced by P&B Fabrics for ABCQ. Sales of this fabric will benefit ABCQ. Thanks Susan, and thanks, P&B.