Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams by Aleathia Chisolm

The featured quilt of the week in the October 24, 2010 edition of the  Start Your Week with a Quilt  newsletter is called Hoop Dreams, and it was made by Aleathia Chisolm just in time for the beginning of basketball season. Each year the members of the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild take time out from their busy quilting schedules to make a special quilt for a child who resides at the Carrie Steele Pitts Home for Children. Hoop Dreams is part of that service project.

Aleathia Chisolm

Aleathia hopes the recipient of her gift is a basketball fan because she has chosen a basketball motif for her quilt. The focus fabric in the large squares shows players who are truly at the top of their games. The basketball border completes the basketball theme of the quilt.

There is no way to cuddle under this quilt without having Hoop Dreams. 

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Hearts and Houses

Hearts and Houses by Rosalind Newell

The featured quilt of the week in the June 20, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  honors Ms. Ollivette Allison, an extraordinary woman who passed away recently. Before joining her fellow angels in heaven, she left an indelible mark on this world. For over 59 years, she worked at the Carrie Steele Pitts Home, becoming its executive director in 1976. During that time she personally touched and impacted the lives of over 6000 children.

Soon after its formation, the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild adopted the Carrie Steele Pitts Home and its children as its primary service project, thanks to member Rosalind Newell. Each year, the guild made quilts for the children so that they would have something special to call their own.The joy of making the quilts for the children and the gratitude of the children receiving them became a remarkable partnership over the years.

Rosalind Newell

The featured quilt is called Hearts and Houses. It was a group project organized by Rosalind to help raise funds for the Carrie Steele Pitts Home. It did indeed bring a substantial price for the home. Other quilters who helped Rosalind make this extraordinary quilt are Maxine Moore, Bessie Barnett, Cathy Johnson, Marva Swanson, Nina  Moore and O.V. Brantley.

Hearts and Houses is truly a special quilt — not because it is beautiful, but because of what it did to help others.

So Many Butterflies

So Many Butterflies by Anita Crosby.

The featured quilt of the week in the March 14, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called So Many Butterflies. It was created by Anita Crosby.
 
 Anita made this quilt for a special young lady at the Carrie Steele Pitts Home. After being exhibited in the 2009 Brown Sugar Stitchers  Quilt Show, it was presented to its new owner in November.

Anita Crosby

The butterflies in the center of the quilt provide the focal point of the quilt. They are all types, shapes and colors, but all beautiful.  Anita appliqued the different butterflies to a beautiful floral pink and yellow background. The borders carry out of the theme of the quilt perfectly.
 
I am sure that this quilt serves as a constant reminder to its new owner, that she, too, is a beautiful butterfly.

Wind Dance Butterflies

Wind Dance Butterflies by Inez Wilkerson

 

Wind Dance Butterflies was the featured quilt of the week in the November 15, 2009 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter.   It was created by Inez Wilkerson.
 
Saturday, the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild will gather at the Carrie Steele Pitts Home to present quilts to the children who reside there. This is absolutely the highpoint of the year for the Brown Sugar Stitchers.
 
Wind Dance Butterflies is featured because making beautiful, happy quilts for children has become Inez’s specialty. Her quilt Soar which was part of the Brown Sugar Stitchers 2009 Quilt Show will be one of the quilts presented to a child at the Carrie Steele Pitts Home.

 

Inez Wilkerson

Inez says, “She hopes her quilts will make a child be the very best that she can be.”
 
No one can look at this quilt without feeling strong and beautiful. Those two traits are a good start toward being the best!

 

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