Earlier this year, SewCalGal hosted a Charity Quilt Block Challenge, that was sponsored by AccuQuilt and Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place.
Quilters from around the world submitted Patriotic 12.5″ blocks, quilt tops and finished quilts to benefit Quilts of Valor. While I support many charity quilt programs, Dick & Tink Linhart were the first to respond to a post I made, earlier in the year, where I announced I was looking for charity programs that would be able to commit to completing donated blocks and tops, and ultimately donate the finished quilts to do good that would make a difference in the lives of those that needed good quilty hugs. It was thru that post, that I was connected to Dick & Tink Linhart’s QOV program, and pursued my lst Charity Quilt Block Challenge.
Entries were calculated on a formula that for those that submitted quilt blocks, quilt tops vs finished quilts. There were 600+ entries to this Challenge. And, quite a few blocks and quilt tops for Dick & Tink Linhart’s QOV group of volunteers to finish.
I have received updates from Tink & Dick to let me know, as the quilts are finished, where they’ve been donated. This challenge certainly resulted in making many beautiful quilts that have been given to Veterans and wounded soldiers, from all over the country.
While I appreciate everyone that participated in this challenge, as well as those that help to make charity quilts in general, I want to share insights with you today on a beautiful machine embroidered quilt made by Marjorie Busby (Marjorie’s Quilting Bee). She used the AccuQuilt GO! Star die to cut a variety of stars and machine embroidered (ME) these applique’ pieces, using ME designs she created.
I’ve just learned that this beautiful quilt is going to a USMC 1/3 OIF/OPF Marine in California, and I wanted to let everyone know. I also thought I’d take this opportunity to share a few insights on Marjorie that I think you may be interested in:
Marjorie Busby is a very talented lady that has designed & digitized for longarm quilting, machine embroidery, shared some amazing tutorials and inspiration on her blog, and is a good soul all around.
I think you’ll enjoy her insights on making a placemat with the AccuQuilt GO! Fun Flower. This placemat also looks extra special with her machine embroidered Fun Flower designs!
Marjorie also creates designs and digitizes them for longarm quilting. She currently has 42 designs are available through Intelligent Quilting.
She has an great tutorial on her blog for machine embroidery with die cuts:
And, she has many useful tips for using die cuts in machine embroidery on her online store.
But, of course, what I’m most exited about is that Marjorie is a digitzer of AccuQuilt die cuts for machine embroidery (ME). She has many ME designs now available on her online store that are perfect for AccuQuilt precuts and she is adding more designs all the time. Her designs include stars, as she used in the the QOV quilt, as well as hearts, Christmas Trees, GO! Critters, GO! Fall Medley, and many more ME designs that work with AccuQuilt cuts.
If you enjoy machine embroidery, I hope you’ll take time to visit Marjorie’s new online store and check out her designs that work beautiful with AccuQuilt applique designs.