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Remember Ginnie Leiner – the lovely lady who was inspired to make 15 Christmas quilts THIS YEAR for her family? When we spotlighted her in early August, she was knee deep in Christmas quilting! Her 15 numbered, named, and photographed quilt tops had been completed by July 5, and five quilts were completely done (with embroidered quilt name and signature lines beautifully added to the backs, of course).

Here is Ginnie’s stack of completed quilts now, 10 quilts tall, and she has a finishing schedule in place. We CAN’T WAIT to hear from Ginnie after the quilts are lovingly given to her family members at Thanksgiving. They’ll be enjoying their new quilts throughout the holidays and for decades to come.

Quilters are such giving people. In so many ways!

In September, OnPoint highlighted Vickie Smith’s Caring Hands. Vickie quilts with and for a group called Quilts from Caring Hands, a non-profit organization that makes and distributes quilts at no charge to Oregon’s children at risk. (QCH has given away over 8,000 quilts!) The story continues! An OnPoint reader recently cleaned her sewing room (in a big way!) and generously donated these stacks of quality fabric to QCH! They were thrilled – and so are we; exciting things happen when quilters connect!

Catching up on another subject: When the call went out for Quilt Sightings (names of TV programs and movies in which quilts were seen) the response was fantastic! The list is up to 116+ now. See the original blog post INCLUDING the updated list HERE. The list includes both Blog Comments AND American Quilter’s Society Facebook responses.        -AH


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Lonormi Manuel

I’ve taken on the challenge of making a quilt for each of my six grandchildren by Christmas. So far I have three tops complete, one ready to assemble, and fabric purchased for the remaining two. Can’t wait to have all six finished and gift-wrapped!