Friday, March 27, 2015

Quiltsy Cares interview with Sally Manke

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.

10 comments:

Stephanie Hateley said...

Beautiful quilts Sally and a wonderful cause, such a frightening time having dialysis, your quilts must bring comfort.

thebutterflyquilter said...

Great quilts and a wonderful cause!

djw quilts said...

Wow Sally that bright quilt will definitely perk up the day! Love that you did soft cuddly minky on the back too.....gets cold during dialysis.

Kathy Kinsella said...

Beautiful quilts, and for such a worthy cause ... Thanks for being an active Quiltsy member, Sally

Gayle Pulley paintedquilts said...

Wow, wonderful donations, Sally, for a great cause!

teachpany said...

Great cause, Sally! I hope they bring comfort to those needing treatment. Gorgeous work!

vivian said...

Sally-gorgeous quilts!

cdore44 said...

Wonderful quilts and cause, Sally! Wonderful post Pamela! Love the beautiful quilts that you donate to warm dialysis patients!

Barb N said...

So good to see you, Sally! And what a great cause to promote - well done!

Sally said...

Huge thank you to the Quiltsy Team for this wonderful project. Many thanks to the quilters, tbe bloggers (thank you Pamela for the great write up) and those who promoted it all! A honor to be a part of the Dear Quiltsy group!