Monday, March 7, 2016

Quiltsy Cares - Kelly Wilbur of SewEverAfter


Our featured Quiltsy Team member today is Kelly Wilbur, whose Etsy shop, Sew Ever After showcases patchwork quilts of all sizes. Take a good look at the beautiful quilting on this modern quilt.


Kelly's charity donation has been to the Skagit Rape Relief Crisis Centre, through the Fidalgo IslandQuilters in Washington State. This quilt guild provides enough donation quilts to this worthy cause so that every child who uses their services gets a quilt of their own to keep. Kids coming to the center are experiencing enough negativity in their young lives, they want each child to know there are adults who care about them. A quilt provides a tangible way of wrapping our arms around them in a hug of love and compassion.

Kelly received her first sewing machine for Christmas when she was 9 years old and she has enjoyed a love affair with sewing ever since. She feels fortunate that she gets to indulge her fabric addiction by working at an independent fabric shop that is filled to the brim with inspiring goods. She made lots of her own clothes for years until she discovered quilting. Now quilts take up most of her machine time but she loves handwork as well. Wool applique', embroidery, & cross stitching keep me busy.


Written by Kathy Kinsella of KathyKinsella.etsy.com who is an art quilter selling one of a kind purses, cuffs, art quilts and eco print fibre art.

16 comments:

Stephanie Hateley said...

What a fabulous charity!

ISoTotes said...

A beautiful contribution to a worthwhile charity!

Gail S. said...

Thanks for donating to such a worthy cause.

LunettaQuilts said...

Wonderful to see this beautiful quilt making its way to a great charity.

djw quilts said...

"Sew" lovely Kelly! I'm sure the children feel all the love you stitch into each one.

Lauren said...

Gorgeous quilt for a wonderful cause! Thank you Kelly!

Barbara Wood said...

Kelly, what a wonderful way to show the children someone cares about them. I especially love the charities for children and veterans. Beautiful quilt! Great write up, Kathy!

Sharlee said...

Such a wonderful charity!!!

Chris V said...

Each day of this month has provided inspiration!

JM in Toronto said...

Great cause, Kelly, for your guild to support!

teachpany said...

Great job, Kelly!

Christine Smith said...

Beautiful quilt to a beautiful cause.

Donna Croff said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the colors.

Sue Simpson said...

Beautiful quilt full of love and fabulous quilting! Nice job Kelly!

Indexer said...

Quilting for good causes is so rewarding. Not long ago I decided to "give local" so now make quilts for kids at my very local youth and family service organization and to the local domestic violence shelter. I live on a rural island near Seattle so its truly local!

Andrea @ Rain Garden Quilts

Sally said...

Wonderful donation from a great person to such a good cause. THANK YOU!