Monday, November 24, 2008

Machine Quilting


This is one block of a quilt that I finished quilting today. I love this quilting design, it is so easy to do and there is nothing like free hand quilting on the long arm, especially the A-1. I love it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


As the Christmas season is approaching it is time to get started on your decorations, if you haven't already. I love this pattern called "Life of a Snowman," simply because it is cute and I love snowmen. You can order it off my website www.greenfairyquilts.com and we are offering free shipping right now on all of our orders in the USA. We just put up the rest of our fabric on our site as well, so check it out!

Pattern by Judi Madsen for Green Fairy Quilts.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


This is my new design for the Fall called "Autumn Harvest". It is a fun and easy pattern that quilters of all skill levels would love to make. I think it is fun to have a fall time wall hanging around, even though everywhere you look especially in stores they have skipped Thanksgiving and moved on to Christmas. Let's not forget that we have a wonderful holiday between Halloween and Christmas.

Don't forget to watch our charity video.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Charity Video

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Please take a moment and watch our charity video. We just got back from a wonderful trip in Romania to help children in need there. We will be going back as soon as we have enough quilts and funding.

Donate at www.greenfairyquilts.com

Green Fairy Quilts Charity Trip

Clint is back from Romania and the trip went better than ever. We found needy people who appreciated a warm quilt on a cold night. Here is a portion of an email Clint sent me while he was there.
"I just had an incredible experience. I did go to the Archway Foundation like I planned, but ended up going far beyond that to give the quilts away. Here's what happened. Tonight both the director and president of the foundation were there. I had already met the director, Gico, he's the man I spoke face to face with Thursday. I sat down with the president and explained why I was here, and what I wanted to do. She loved the quilts, and was so grateful I brought them. She explained what Gico had explained to me, that they find kids in terrible situations, bring them in and take care of them the best they can. She also explained how funding has run out, and they can't take in any more kids than what they have now. She told me the kids would appreciate the quilts, but suggested we go out and find the kids on the streets who would need them more. I was all for it. We hopped in their van, the director, president, a couple kids and myself, and went off to the location they've seen the most need in. Judi, it was the saddest thing I've ever done. We stopped, got out of the van, and walked into a field. It was getting dark, and we walked around a manhole, or sewer pipe, and I was told that was where some of them lived. I have pictures of it. We walked a little further, and along a fence was a makeshift shack built out of sticks, garbage, metal, and some old, old blankets on top to keep moisture out. Inside were a mom, her two little kids, and a couple other people. I explained why I was there, and they were eager to receive the quilts. It was cold out, and will only get colder, and these kids didn't even have coats. All they had were layers of clothing. We walked back to the van, and I began giving the quilts away to the little kids. They took them with huge smiles, as I wrapped them up in them. I gave one to each mom as well, as a few other moms climbed out of the sewer pipe underground. They looked at me with sad eyes and asked if they could have one too. I of course gave them one, as they explained they had kids underground that were cold. I ran out of quilts so fast, even had to turn some people away. It was so sad. It was cold, and they were in such need. I explained to those who didn't get one that I'd be back as soon as I could with more, but that it wouldn't be til next year. It was so sad. We sat and spoke with them for a minute, only to learn that underground one of the pipes had burst and killed one of the kids a few days ago. Apparently that has happened a number of times. If this Archway Foundation had more money, they could take in more kids from areas like these. Also, quilts are needed like crazy. I could have given away twice as much, just in this one spot. I took pictures of what I could, and a little video back at the Archway Foundation. At least those kids at the foundation have a place to sleep, and food to eat. I'm glad I was able to give the quilts to those who needed them most. To make matters worse, they had no food. A lot of them were breathing heavily into bags, which I saw a lot of as a missionary. Apparently that helps a little with food craving. It subsides your hunger a little. This Archway Foundation used to come out with food each day to feed these people in the sewer and shack, but ran out of money."----
As you can see there are so many out there that are in need of help and we would love to get help to these people in Romania, and hopefully more place following that. We plan on going back as soon as we have enough money donated. We will also be taking quilt donations with us. If you would like to help us out you can donate here on our website www.greenfairyquilts.com

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Romania!

Clint is currently in Romania and on Monday will be passing out the quilts to needy children. We feel so blessed to be able to help little kids who aren't as fortunate as our own children. We will have photos and hopefully video of his trip as soon as he is home for all to view and if you would like to help out, let us know by contacting us, or by donating to our cause. Take care quilters!