Today's featured quilter is Sally Manke, Fiber Artist. Her charity is the Elizabeth C. Hosick Dialysis Center in Paul Oliver Hospital. Each year she participates in the donation quilt project sponsored by the local Ben Franklin Fabric Department. They choose a different local organization each March and this was the charity they chose for this year. Sally dontaed two lap quilts sized to keep dialysis patients warm as they receive treatment.
|Colorful flannel scrap quilt backed with minkey|
Sally is a retired home economics and art educator who says, "I am doing what I love and loving what I do!" Sally lives on the beautiful western shore of Lake Michigan in Lower Michigan
|Whole Cloth Quilt with delicate feminine long arm quilting|
She has been sewing and quilting since before she could reach the foot peddle on her great Aunt Han’s Featherweight. The foot control sat in her lap so she could make the machine go!
|Donating the quilts at the local Ben Franklin Fabric Department. Sally on right with fabric department employee on left.|
She has been a member of the quiltsy teem since February, 2011.
Her favorite things to make in her shop are Art Quilts and Rope Coiled Clothesline Baskets.
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As Captain of the Quiltsy team on Etsy it is my pleasure to occasionally feature one of my team-mates. This post is part of a series on what the Quiltsy team members do for charities they care about! This is a lovely group of talented quilters who make a variety of quality quilted and sewn items for sale. I have sold my own quilts in my shop, Pamelaquilts, for almost 9 years now and enjoy quilting and pattern designing. I have been sewing all my life, thanks to my mom, and fell in love with the art of quilting over 25 years ago. I have worked hard at learning the art of quilting and have mastered many techniques, from the time honored skill of fine hand quilting to the modern methods using quick piecing and machine quilting.