Sunday, March 8, 2015

"Quiltsy Cares" Charity Quilts: 3-8-15

This month the Quiltsy Team Blog is showcasing the various charity work many of the Quiltsy members do.  I'm happy to feature the work of Nina, from the Etsy shop Birdsong Quilts, who donated to the Pennsylvania Chester / Delaware County chapter of Project Linus.  Project Linus is a charity whose mission is "to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer 'blanketeers'."  Nina donated a patchwork quilt called "ABC Baby Quilt" because of the fun fabrics she used.  She supports this charity because children are very special to her. 

Nina lives in West Chester, PA and she's been quilting for 16 years.  Quilting calms and challenges her - she loves to hunt for fabrics and patterns and of course, the final result.  Sometimes she's happy with the result and sometimes she thinks she could have done better, but she's always excited to get back into her sewing room for another quilt.  Here are a couple beauties from Nina's shop:
 Cheers! - - Jennifer

My mother and I make up the Olive Street Studio design and sewing team.  I cannot remember my mom NOT sewing or quilting.  Since 2003, we've made chenille and cotton baby quilts, baby gift sets, little girls dresses and skirts.  In 2013, we expanded into Home Decor quilts and after getting requests for even bigger quilts, we're working on larger quilts too.  Then, with extra time, because we all have extra time, ha ha, we also make reversible tote bags, smaller handbags, and zipper pouches.  I joined the Quiltsy Team on Etsy in 2010.  

Etsy Shop: Olive Street Studio
Website: Olive Street Studio
Blog: Olive Street Studio on Blogger


teachpany said...

Gorgeous work, Nina! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer.

sallymanke said...

Great work Nina...and a wonderful cause!

Barbara Wood said...

Wonderful charity and beautiful quilteds!

djw quilts said...

Quilts and babies just naturally go together don't they? Nina's work is lovely.

cdore44 said...

Wonderful Quilts and Charity, Nina! Great Cause! Thanks for the great write-up, Jennifer!