Friday, March 4, 2016

Quiltsy Cares: Featuring Gail Straka of QuiltSewPieceful

Our featured quilter today is Quiltsy Team member, Gail Straka. Gail's charity is Arizona Blankets for Kids. AZ Blankets 4 Kids is an all-volunteer non-profit organization serving children in need in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Their goal is to provide comforting blankets and quilts to seriously ill and traumatized children in the local community.

When I asked Gail why this charity was special to her, she replied "I love this charity because the donations stay in Arizona. I have given to AZ Blankets 4 Kids before, donating both fabrics and quilts and wanted to take this opportunity to be more supportive of this local charity for children."

This year Gail has chosen to donate three baby quilts and one lap quilt pictured at left and again below.

In the picture below you see Cheryl from Arizona Blankets receiving the quilts from Gail. That's Gail on the left. This photo was taken inside the Quilter's Ranch in Tempe, Arizona.

Gail said "This is the shop where I learned to quilt in the early 90's.  Later I taught there, and eventually managed the shop for about 6 years."

Gail lives in Gilbert, Arizona and has been quilting for almost 25 years, starting in the Fall of 1991. She has been a member of Quiltsy Team for 5 years.

Her favorite thing to make for her Etsy shop is Christmas tree skirts, but she loves making items for any holiday.

You can find Gail Here;


Gail S. said...
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Gail S. said...

Barbara, thank you for this great feature! Quiltsy Cares is a wonderful project, and I am happy to be a part of it.

Chris V said...

Great feature on another Quiltsy Team member!

Pamela said...

Love hearing about our wonderful Quiltsy Team members! We are making a difference in our communities, one quilt at a time!

Lauren said...

Nice write-up about Gail & Arizona Blankets for Kids. Thank you both!

teachpany said...

Awesome job, Gail! I know the kids will be thrilled to get these quilts.

Karen Relfe said...

Quilters really do have big hearts! Nice to read about another generous Quiltsy team member.

Kathy Kinsella said...

Beautiful quilts from a generous quilter!