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aquilterstable ADMIN November 2, 2016
Together we can make something beautiful and practical for people in need. While quilts of all styles are wonderful acts of charity, this bee brings together Flickr-users who enjoy sewing with modern fabrics. To join the wait list, please use this form. See finished quilts!

Group Description

Welcome! Let’s use our love for color, fabric and stitching to make quilts for children in need. This modern charity quilting bee requires members to be active on Flickr.

do. Good Stitches is designed to minimize shipping and fabric costs by working from our own fabric stashes. Each circle makes ONE quilt per month. There are two levels of involvement: Stitchers & Quilters.

Stitchers: Every month ALL members complete 2 blocks for their circle. At the beginning of each month Stitchers will receive instructions from the Quilter as to color scheme and block design. The instructions are posted here at the Flickr group in the discussions threads. Blocks will typically measure 12.5 x 12.5″ unfinished. You must share pictures of your completed blocks at our Flickr group. Completed blocks must be mailed to the Quilter by the end of each month, and received by the Quilter by the 10th of the next month.

Quilters: Each circle has 5 Quilters. All Quilters make blocks each month, just like a Stitcher. In addition, the Quilters take turns planning, assembling and finishing a quilt once every 5 months. You’ll need to communicate your design to the Stitchers, keeping in mind that they’ll be pulling fabrics from their fabric stash. Once all blocks are received, the Quilter pieces the quilt top, and finishes the charity quilt within 30 days. Share a photo of the finished quilt at our Flickr group. We’ll all be so excited to see it finished! The completed quilt is mailed directly from the Quilter to your circle's charity.

Our Circles

Love - benefiting Wrap Them In Love
Host: Stitched In Color
Quilters: Stitched in Color, Ara Jane, Savage Pink, AntstoSugar, Kirianth, Ups & Downs, rubyg2011
Stitchers: littlemamaD, artsy-craftsy ivy, Jodie Wu

Hope - benefiting Threading Hope
Host: heather [larkcottons]
Quilters: wombatquilts, heather [larkcottons], gracelillian3451, snippyscissors
Stitchers: skwirler, Bulabean, jdiabd, Sarah M Terry, scook66, bctex06

Faith - benefiting local charities
Host: aquilterstable
Quilters: Blue.Ridge.Girl, aquilterstable, Lobstervb, Domestic Deficit Disorder, sharonbinwa
Stitchers: Me1issa, full hands and hearts, Perfection Not Included, CaKath, llordshea

Bliss - benefiting Wrap Them In Love
Host: Linda Beth
Quilters: Linda Beth, brookeali, Raechel T., emileemasson, annabelle gardner
Stitchers: lel6419, alibear167, greenbuttonstudio, Mollywharton407, robinbirdrobin

Peace - benefiting My Very Own Blanket
Host: Paula Wessells
Quilters: Paula Wessells, HoogFive, Sterntaler29, stephjacobson, Momma Thomps
Stitchers: 2mayboys, Megan@Sweet Feet Stitches, Judycsr, Daisy Spirits, Kelleigh z, magpieknits, lynnmariewood, maggielourim

Grace - benefiting My Very Own Blanket
Host: Jibberish Designs
Quilters: Jibberish Designs, quiltfairy33, pigsinpajamas, 2louises quilts, beesaunders
Stitchers: onelittlethread , rockETgum, bespokeoutlaw, TipToeTango, Melissews,

Cherish - benefiting Australian local charities chosen by the individual quilter
Host: Cathy Cates (aka CrafteeCC)
Quilters: The Other Quilter, mrsceeee, sewgiving, quiltbystarlight, tammysharon
Stitchers: Mad Maddy, ColorBar Quilts, jam_232, karen and little birdie quilting, Cathy Cates (aka CrafteeCC)

Harmony - benefiting Project Linus
Host: finallysewing
Quilters: vardewoman, finallysewing, seelifemarvels, brownbirddesignsquilts, annettezee23, carolpoelman
Stitchers: chelengeorge, , Lois + Dot, The Stacey Brown, heatherkojan

Care - benefiting local charities
Host: Happy Go Lizzie
Quilters: Merran2011, Happy Go Lizzie, happidays77, Monique Nugent, aint necessarily sew, vicki loves to sew
Stitchers: cat&vee, bluebeehive, Oneweebird, Becbelle

Serenity - benefiting Hospice
Host: shimmyblisster
Quilters: QuiltsByEmily, shimmyblisster, ailish L, Lyanna J, Jmzblnd
Stitchers: tinkingalong, Brenda e 1, Kim Kolb Quilts, Marci Girl Designs, SarahGoer, Modern Parti Quilts, lindseykiesz

Believe - benefiting My Very Own Blanket
Host: Studio Dragonfly
Quilters: Studio Dragonfly, Laura VanVleet, ormondbeach, Tiffiefay, The Days Dewings
Stitchers: Ellie Q, Ben_D's quilts, girlcarew, JulineB, quisquidquilt

Cheer - benefiting Project Linus
Host: thirteenquilts
Quilters: bethadeezoo, thirteenquilts, givinghandmade, Jmkerkhoff11, georgiagirlquilts
Stitchers: partyofeight, Nanners1222, jess_makes, Waterbaby_3, jcola33

Happiness - benefiting Canadian-based Victoria's Quilts and Project Linus
Host: createthepoint
Quilters: colleenb23, annietwinkletoes (chelsea), HeatherDD, PhillipaG Quilts
Stitchers: Retired to Quilt, Principiessa, prairiepatchwork57, createthepoint, coincidentallyquilting, Kayfryheyfry

Nurture - benefiting Covered in Love
Host: I'm Feelin' Crafty
Quilters: I'm Feelin' Crafty, kat and cat quilts, purplepoppydesigns, Dhia Peach, BBC Textiles
Stitchers: MsSpy, brightlittlefish, pedalsewlightly, jackiebenedetti, lwomack729

Haven - benefiting Alternatives for Battered Women
Host: Hohnstreiter_Ohana
Quilters: Down to Sew, CosbyGryffin, Courtiepie, danetteriddle, life_is_crafty
Stitchers: Cyclingjanes, Hohnstreiter_Ohana, scrappinsassy, spontaneousthreads, pandamittsmakes

Comfort - benefiting various European charities
Host: Coser Tejer Crear
Quilters: Muriel (doucepoints), Lotje M, zusjeb.blogspot.com, silly banana, quiltification, carol @the running hare, by niveas
Stitchers: Coser Tejer Crear, Rineke Nanlohij, Lizzie Tillstrom, Valerieviolidis, suespatch12, quiltedcottage1

Aspire - benefiting Enchanted Makeovers
Host: cjpate
Quilters: Whatsonemoreproject~Cindy, daisymeadow, craftteamama, Hajana04, keepinginstitches
Stitchers: karriofberries, annemod, LuckyDuckDreams, orange jennifer, shorty97123, cjpate

Emerge - benefiting local charities
Host: ScrapStudio
Quilters: ScrapStudio, jcrafter, AllisonSews, Amandadaretodd31, betsyramm
Stitchers: luxxiasews, MamaSpark, Wanda Dotson, Lynds0517, TiFoSew, Michelle Recicar

Courage - benefiting ill military children with one parent overseas
Host: Plum Patchwork
Quilters: Plum Patchwork, Quilting Cowgirl1, Bright Angel Baby, cr8tvblessings
Stitchers: Jennifer Merkley, fewofakindhandcraft, mathmom33, Nana_Michele, JDanielsUK

Group Rules

Yah! I'm glad you'll be joining us!

Joining do. Good Stitches {a Charity Bee} means you're committing to stitching with us for at least 1 project (which typically means 2 quilt blocks shipped to the Quilter). This is a collaborate effort - we'll be counting on you!

Know that you can opt out of the next month at the end of any project, if life gets too busy.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 4 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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