I want to give everyone a heartfelt THANK YOU for the outpouring of friendship and aid! I am well and truly blessed (and overwhelmed) with all you have done!! Know I appreciate each and every one of you and will do my best to contact each of you privately over time. The cq community is a wondrous thing!
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
I have finally gotten a chance to take pictures of the diamond blocks and heart wall hangings I have received so far for the Sandy Hook project! As a refresher, this is a project that folks are creating diamond blocks and/or cq heart wall hangings in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting and their families. As has always been the case in this type of project, the cq community has turned out to strut their "crazy" stuff and have done us proud!!! I created a "set" for all of the pictures on my Flickr account. I will post a few pictures here as well. They are just wonderful and I am sooooo very proud of everyone!! Thank you thank you thank you for your contributions! I will continue to update as I receive more! :) I hopefully have the spelling of names correct. If not, please let me know so I can correct it. Enjoy!
Posted by piney cq at 12:54 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Many of you know that I coordinated the "Hearts and Hands for Sendai" quilt project in the aftermath of the horrific devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan two years ago. The resulting quilts were a culmination of an outpouring of love from around the world by fiber artists in many genre's.
Sadly, there has been another awful, awful event.....the mass shooting of innocent children, all ages 6 - 7 and 6 adults in Newtown, Connecticut. I am speechless.... I cannot begin to express, with words, my feelings of loss and sadness for these beautiful souls and their families. My "means" of coping with these emotions, is to create a memorial that will account for these lives in a lasting, tangible way. Hence, the Sandy Hook Memorial project has begun. A memorial quilt will be created of diamonds. Twenty six plain blocks will be added that have the victims names embroidered on them. This quilt will go to the Newtown government (the agency to be determined at a later date) to memorialize those lost. In conjunction, healing heart quilts will be made and sent to the families of the victims. These will have to be distributed by the police department or a similar agency to protect the privacy of the victims. At any rate, this post is a call to all who are interested, to participate. I am putting the guidelines in this post, but would be happy to send them to anyone interested, separately. I am not able to get the templates for the hearts and diamonds to come through here, so please feel free to contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your compassion and participation!! My experience with these charitable projects has always been overwhelming with the response received showing the compassion of fellow artists!!
Posted by piney cq at 9:22 AM
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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Last but not least is Laurie's block. She requested a tree, soooo, that is what I stitched for her along with the pelican to symbolize the pelicans that visit here in Windsor every summer!
Posted by piney cq at 9:22 AM
This is Thearica's block in the Water Garden rr. She collects pigs and had six different types of piggies on each of her blocks. I thought it would be fun to have the pig playing in a wading pool in the garden. The bees are buzzing around the flowers with the hummingbird at the feeder and sunflowers a bloomin'!
Posted by piney cq at 9:19 AM
This is a block for Janet. Since the block had a wintery feel to it, I created a dormant tree then added the circle of stones in the distance along with a watch at the top to depict the time travel of the story.
Posted by piney cq at 9:17 AM
This is the block that I did for Maire in the Outlander rr. In the style of Carole Samples, I did the upper edge of the fan in outline stitch and then did seam treatments for the blades.
Posted by piney cq at 9:15 AM
I am in a rr titled "Water Garden". This block is for Maire! We had a person that needed some angel stitching and I was elected, soooo I stitched the upper half of the block! I created a sucken ship and stitched the sea horse. With my embroidery machine, I stitched the sea turtle and angel fish, and then I added all kinds of sea flowers. I am pleased with how this turned out!
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Monday, April 02, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
This is Jacqui's block in a rr at WWCQ. I did all the work on the left hand side of the block, along with the poinsettia, the green striped ribbon and gold trim on the right hand side. All were beaded up! I'm having lots of fun with all this christmas stitching! Enjoy Jacqui!
Posted by piney cq at 12:41 PM
Posted by piney cq at 12:39 PM
I have finished Jacque's Outlander block! :) Yeahhh! I did some fancy seam treatments and added an antique clock (for time travel), Claire's pearls, gloves and an emerald ring. I hope you like what i've done Jacque!
Posted by piney cq at 12:37 PM