Quilts for a Habitat for Humanity house

This summer Sheila told the TTT group about a Habitat for Humanity house in Summerville, SC that was being entirely built by women.  Sheila asked us if we would be interested in making quilts for the family that was getting the house.  The answer was an unqualified YES!!  So Sheila contacted the director of the local Habitat for Humanity project and was put in touch with the girl who was going to recieve the house when it was finished.  She is a single mother with two daughters, 12 and 14.  Sheila got information on colors for each quilt and brought that to the group.

We perused our many books and patterns and selected three.  We pulled fabrics from our extensive stashes and made fabric selections.  And for most of the summer we had Habitat quilt project days at the studio.  Once the quilts were pieced I quilted them on my longarm, Prince Charming.  Then someone in the group volunteered to do the bindings.  Joanne made us beautiful embroidered labels.  We only had to purchase backing for two of the quilts.

Thursday evening we delivered them to Denice.  Isn’t she beautiful?  habitat fiveWe placed each quilt in it’s proper room and they look lovely.  The fourteen year old was sound asleep – she will get a big surprise when she awakens!

habitat two

I’ve made many charity quilts since I began quilting but these were really special.  Habitat for Humanity is such a wonderful organization.  Everyone deserves a nice, safe place to live.  And the recipients of the house have provided sweat equity for their own place plus other habitat houses in addition to receiving a house with a manageable mortgage.  I donate to Habitat on a monthly basis and encourage everyone to become involved with this effort.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Sheila
    Oct 03, 2009 @ 09:09:42

    I must say our TTT group really put their hearts into this project. We had many happy hours together sewing and chatting. I know the family will enjoy these quilts, they look so good in each of the rooms. A special THANK YOU to each lady for her donation of time and fabric and a special THANK YOU to Karen for donating all the quilting. Sheila

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