Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Meet Kathy Gaines from Annie Kate's Quilts!


Kathy Gaines from AnnieKatesQuilts in Rochester, Minnesota made this little Summer Basket quilt. All that stippling really makes the applique pop!

Kathy loves using modern fabrics to make traditional quilts and quilted accessories. Her goal is to make people happy with her quilt creations. She recently retired from teaching (2nd grade) so has more time for quilt making and longarm quilting. But if ever her inventory is low, she says that's because of the grand-babies. Well, that's the best reason!

Kathy and her guild like to make baby quilts so that every baby in the Neonatal Unit at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN gets a quilt. What a very sweet idea.

Mayo Clinic, image from Google

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This post was prepared by Quiltsy team member Karen Griska of KarenGriskaQuilts in Connecticut, offering quilts and instant download quilt patterns.

6 comments:

vivian said...

Beautiful quilting! Thanks for making quilts for the neonatal babies-I'm sure the parents are touched by you and your guild's kindness!

Kathy Kinsella said...

Nice to get to know you, Kathy ... And what a great charity to support!

Lindsay McKinley said...

What a wonderful quilt and a more than worthy cause!

DownHome Designs said...

Such a worthy charity. Love the applique on the basket quilt. Beautiful work!

sallymanke said...

Annie Kate's quilts are incredible and your work for this charity is touching!

Anonymous said...

The quilts are amazing! Kathy Gaines was my 2nd grade teacher. She always talked about her grandchildren and quilting. She was a great teacher. Her quilts are awesome too.