Thursday, March 24, 2016

Quiltsy Cares: Donna Croff of Lawson Creations

Today’s featured Quiltsy member is Donna Croff of Lawson Creations. Donna is Altamonte Springs, FL, and the charity that she is donating to is Quilts for Kids.

What did you donate and any special details about it?
I cannot imagine being in the hospital as a child. It has to be so scary. I decided to donate a quilt to Quilts for Kids with the hope that the quilt I made would bring some comfort to a child. When I was sewing this quilt, I imagined hugging a child and giving them some emotional strength and love.

Because this quilt is for a child, I decided to use bold colors. Perhaps the bright colors would lighten up their troubles and bring some cheer to their otherwise dull hospital room. I started with a collection of fat quarters “Mola Stories by Kathy Hall” and built the quilt around that collection.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Altamonte Springs, a northern suburb of Orlando, Florida. I grew up in Baltimore, but the warm weather brought me south 35 years ago. My first purchase when I got my first job was a sewing machine. I’ve been sewing since high school and I can assure you that is a very long time. I started out sewing my own clothes. For many years, I didn’t sew at all. Life got in the way, but in 1996, I discovered quilting. I always have several projects going on at the same time. Seldom do I watch television without a needle and thread in my hand.

My favorite thing to make are t-shirt quilts. I know they are a lot of work and I know it is not a profitable endeavor. T-shirt quilts do take a lot of time, but I love the outcome. It is so rewarding to take someone's favorite things and turn it into a quilt that will be special for years to come. It is like writing a book in fabric. I am always honored when someone allows me to take their treasured possessions and make sew their book.  

How long have you been a member of the Quiltsy Team?
I am a new member of the Quiltsy Team. I joined in September 2015, and I am so glad I did! The members of this team have taught me so much and they are a bunch of wonderful people. I am proud to say I am a member of the Quiltsy Team.

Written by Pam Geisel of For Quilts Sake, Quiltsy Team member since Dec 2007.


JM in Toronto said...

I'm sure a child in need will love this bright and cheery quilt!

teachpany said...

Such a pretty quilt, and a great cause! Thanks.

Kathy Kinsella said...

Delightful quilt for a child.

Sally said...

The absolute perfect donation for a worthy cause!