Thursday, October 05, 2006

Mission Juarez

This is the quilt that we made for Juarez. It will be in the company of 30 other quilts that were donated to us. Thank you so much for your generosity. The mission is leaving this Friday.

Postage Stamp

After many many hours of work, the postage stamp quilt is almost done.
Just a few more snowballs to fill!
This will be available at the MCC auction in Coaldale July '07

Monday, October 02, 2006

Our Newest Member

Here is our newest member, Becca, at her first meeting. She looks right at home.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

September 7

Kath, Dora, Elsie, Lisa & Becca were present for our first meeting of the fall. This quilt is what is currently on the frame. It will be available to bid on at the MCC auction in Coaldale July '07. These blocks were donated to the MCC thrift store in Lethbridge and put together by Dora.

These quilt tops were donated to MCC by the Centenial Quilt Guild in Lethbridge. The completed quilts will be available to bid on at the Coaldale auction as well.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Fall Startup

Little Bits of Comfort's first fall session is September 7.

This quilt is another that will be auctioned at the Coaldale MCC sale in July '07.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


On Monday night, the LBC ladies surprised Lisa with a get together where they presented her an amazing quilt for "Junior" (Her baby that is due next month). You all rock!

Library Display Mk 7

Sorry You Missed It by Dora

Buggy Bright by Laura
Most quilts that are made are used with warm homey colours. Laura wanted to try a quilt with bright colours. She collected bright fabrics with bugs and other patterns on them. The back is flannel (green with bugs on it) added warmpth to the quilt. Machine pieced, hand quilted.

Purple Heart by Kathy T
Kathy wanted to put flower (hand quilted) and hearts (hand appliqued) together. She enjoys setting blocks on point.

Log Cabin by Susan, 1999
Queen Size, hand quilted and polyester fill arranged in "straight furrow"

Smittens by Kathy T
This quilt was in Village Quilts in Lethbridge. This hanging is featured in the book Little Bits of Comfort.

Stained Glass Iris by Susan

Stained Glass Calla Lily by Elsie
Elsie's first attempt at the stained glass technique.

Maple Shadow by Kathy T
Inspired by a library book cover called "Shadow Quilts"

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Library Display Mk 5

Hearts by Dora 1995 - 2005
Hand Quilted

Pointsettia by Dora
Marie Webster design from A Joy Forever by Rosalind Webber Perry. Marie Webster made her quilt in 1917. Hand appliqued and hand quilted.

Pink Hawaiian by Dora 2003
Hand appliqued and hand quilted

Sunshine & Flowers by Dora (1996 - 2003)
Pattern in Quilting Today. Hand appliqued and hand quilted.

Grandmother's Garden by Dora
Hand pieced, hand quilted

Guest Brown Log Cabin by Kathy T
This is a traditional wedding gift of Kathy's

Honey Bears by Dora
From a book by Christal Carter called A Child's Garden of Quilts.

Library Display Mk 6

Royal Blue Wholecloth by Elsie
Handquilted with a rose pattern.
Snowman by Elsie
Several times a year, LBC chooses a day to work on a project together. Several of us made these winter snowman hangings.
Lethbridge Train Bridge by Kelly
This wall hanging was done in the method of "Joan's Own". She enlarged a photo of the Lethbridge Train Bridge and appliequed fabrics and embroidered details. this quilt won second place in its class at the Calgary Stampede "Western Showcase" 2004
Peach Sampler by Susan
Blue Heart by Laura
Hand quilted in 2001

Lifelines by Dora
Pattern in McCall's Vintage Quilts Fall 2002.
Each leaf is hand appliequed then hand buttonhole stitched in matching thread, hand quilted. This quilt is featured in the book Little Bits of Comfort

Library Display Mk 4

Tumbling Blocks Charm Quilt
Susan - 1992
Contains a few accidental repeat fabrics. Was able to obtain fabrics from friends - has woolen fill from a quilt given to me when I "left home" as a teen. Hand quilted and top mostly hand dewn, single / double size.

Sunflowers Around Courthouse Steps
by Dora 2002 - 2004
Pattern in Fon's and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine (September 2002). Hand quilted and hand appliqued.

Doll Quilt
by Dora

Hand pieced and hand quilted

by Dora 2005
Marie Webster design from book A Joy Forever by Rosalind Webster Perry. Hand quilted and hand appliqued.

Library Display Mk 3

There were 34 quilts in all in the library display. Here are the table runners.

Maple Leaf
by Laura

Elsie's First Table Runner

Pink & Blue Table Runners
by Kathy S

She found the pattern for this table runner in the Sept / Oct 1996 issue of Canadian Women. It is a paper pieced project and is fun to do. (Onionskin paper as backing.)

LBC The Book

A conviction to put actions to words prompted four of us to produce this book as an ongoing fund raising project towards an orphanage in Juarez, Mexico.
The founder, Martine is no longer able to reside at the orphanage but has resorted to working in the States in an effort to provide for his large family and to raise additional funds to continue the operations' survival.

Because of hands on experiences we are convinced the work he does and the message of salvation he promotes through the school will provide positive lifestyle changes to the children in the orphanage and the dump area surrounding it. We would pray you would be willing to support us in this endeavor through your prayers and financial support, in return we pray for you the reader, that you may be brought closer to the Lord through the reading of this book.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book ($30 CDN plus shipping) or financially support the MCC or Juarez Orphanage ministry, please leave your email address in the comments section and we will contact you.

May The Eyes Of Your Heart Be Enlightened
Ephesians 1:18

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Library Display Mk 2

Disclaimer: None of these quilts are for sale! Look at the MCC posts to view those.

This denim quilt was made by Elsie

Flying Geese by Susan

Maple Leaf by Lisa's Grandma

Library Display

Little Bits of Comfort was honoured to be asked by the Lethbridge Regional Library to put up a display of quilts in their downtown location. The next several posts will be pictures / descriptions of the quilts that were in that display.

Along with the quilts, displays were done with the book "Little Bits of Comfort" and smaller quilting techniques such as yo-yos.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

MCC Quilt Preview

These quilts will be for sale at the MCC auction in Coaldale July 2007. As you can see some are still in progress. Most of our quilts are hand quilted.

Watermelon Log Cabin - inspired by the watermelon sales at the MCC auction.

Postage Stamp - Muslin border added and feather stitched.

Soft Baby Log Cabin

Susan's Baby Rail Fence

Kathy S's Baby Creation