Sunday, October 11, 2009

Camp Reach for the sky Quilts

One of the charities that I support is Camp Reach for the Sky.
I've blogged about it before..........
Rosie's Calico Cupboard in San Diego, CA visits a camp
for kids who have cancer and each one of those children
AND thier siblings get a quilt.
The quilts are pieced and quilted by volunteers
and I happen to be one of those volunteers.
This is one of my most recent quilt tops that I have
quilted. I like to try out different patterns on these quilts.
On this quilt I used designs from "Flower Power"
by Diana Phillips. I really enjoy making flower centers
in blocks!
Close up:

The following quilt is also for Camp Reach for the sky:

On this quilt I used "More Meandering Magic"
by Suzanne Earley. I quilted butterflies in the
outside border, so I chose a meandering butterfly
pattern to do in the center.
I've been asked to quilt butterflies on a quilt before
and I never really had a pattern or something to look
at to do this, so when I found this I figured that this
quilt would be a great place to try it out!

We are off to go and deliver these quilts to San Diego
tomorrow and then we'll be going on a short cruise!
Mike had 5 more vacation days to take and the only
way I can get him NOT to work on his vacation is to take
him out to sea!
I'll let you know how that goes!


  1. Beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing your insights on this quilt, and for your help with Camp Reach For The Sky (CR4TS). There are many great causes to quilt for, but CR4TS is definitely one where the recipients really appreciate the quilts donated, and the chance to attend this summer camp.

    Not sure if you have seen any of my posts for the Opportunity Quilt to benefit Camp Reach For the Sky 2010. 100% of the proceeds benefit American Cancer Society/CR4TS.

    If you can help increase awareness, I'd appreciate it.


  2. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I am Rosie Gonzalez, owner of Rosie's Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop in San Diego CA and our Volunteer Group and Long Armers from All over the US have made this effort the huge success that it is. We deliver approximately 300 Quilts, Twin Size and Larger to 3 camps each year. One Camp if for Kids from the age of 4 to 8 years. The 2nd Camp is for the Siblings of Kids battling cancer and the Third Camp, is a resident, one week camp for kids battling cancer. We give each and every one of them a beautiful quilt to take home, each year. This project would not be possible if it were not for the Volunteers who make the quilts and the LongArmers who quilt them for us. Go to www.rosiescalicocupboard.comand there you will see photos and also find out how you can become involved.
    Thank You HeartSting Quilts for spreading the word.

  3. Well I just had to hit your banner and scroll through the whole picture portfolio of bright quilts! The colors drew me in...looks like you have a great community going and fun beautiful quilts.

  4. Such lovely quilts! How wonderful you are to create them for such a great cause. It is fun to see where you get some of your quilting ideas too. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. Beautiful quilts and for a great cause. Good luck getting your husband to relax on your vacation. Thanks for sharing.