Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Quiltsy Cares-Judith Messenger March 15

Today's Quiltsy cares donator is Judith Messenger from  FabriArts. She donated a soft, flannel rag quilt to Project Linus, Canada. http://projectlinuscanada.org/ Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need of a hug, through the gifts of new, handmade, washable blankets, quilts and afghans, lovingly crafted by volunteer "Blanketeers".

When she first started making quilts, her family loved the cuddliness of flannel rag quilts.  She enjoyed making them and soon after came across information about Project Linus. She used to haunt the remnant bins at the local fabric store for pieces of flannel to have on hand to make quilts for the kids who need a special hug.  She have since "graduated" to more traditionally made quilts, but still tries to make a few rag quilts each year to use up her stash of flannel fabric! While she was sorting through the fabric for this Project Linus quilt, she also found enough smaller pieces to make a smaller rag quilt for the charity initiative of one of the quilt guilds she belong to - collecting layette items for single mothers.

Judith lives in Toronto, Ontario Canada for most of the year, but she lucky enough to spend much of the summer and autumn months at her cottage on Lake Muskoka, in Ontario's cottage country. Of course she moves her quilting studio with her! Judith is an active member of two local quilt guilds and help with the organization of the guild quilt show and Quilts at the Creek, a summer outdoor quilt show.  

Judith's Etsy shop, FabriArts, was opened in late 2012 She joined the Quiltsy Team in 2013.  According to Judith"I have found a wonderful group of friends that are always ready to support each other, and their communities both personally and professionally".

Judith enjoys making baby quilts - with bright colors and fun prints. She also enjoys hand stitching and embroidery, so her crazy-quilt greeting cards and postcards allow her to use luscious threads and fibers on small projects.

ETSY Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FabriArts
Blog:  https://jmstitching.wordpress.com/
Website:  http://www.fabriarts.com/
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/jimmuskoka/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/fabriarts/

Written by Pat Young of PatsPassionQuilteds, Quiltsy Team member since May 2011.


Lun etta Quilts said...

Great donation to a great charity.

ISoTotes said...

Love the rag quilts! Great charity!

Pamela said...

Cute quilts! Thanks, Judith!

teachpany said...

Such a pretty quilt! I'm sure someone will love cuddling with it.

Stephanie Hateley said...

What a lovely gift of love and comfort to a great charity, and I agree re the group of people on Quiltsy :-)

Sue Simpson said...

Those rag quilts look so cozy and full of cuddles!!! Great work Judith!

Barbara Wood said...

A wonderful charity, Judith! Rag quilts are so soft, cuddly and are perfect for this donation.

Sally said...

Just makes me feel warm and snuggly! Great work Judith!

Lauren said...

Thank you Judith for supporting Project Linus with that bright, soft quilt!