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Covering the World - Barbara Groves

Covering the World - Barbara Groves

Written by: 
Barbara Groves

This is Frenzy, and it was made to share from the very start.  

CT Covering the World Barbara Groves - Frenzy Styled

It is one of my favorites!  Mary and I have made many quilts over the years that were especially made to be shared.  So when I heard about this wonderful event created by Karen Johnson at AccuQuilt, and Lissa Alexander of Moda, we wanted to participate.  We love giving back to our community, and we appreciate that Baby Lock, AccuQuilt and Moda feel the same way. 

That was the easy part.  Picking a quilt to donate took some thinking because I knew I wanted it to fit some special parameters.

CT Covering The World Barbara Groves - Frenzy Flat

It couldn't be too large because it would be used by a child.

It also had to be small enough that it would fit on a lap in a wheelchair.

But also big enough to provide a generous cuddle in bed.

Any guesses as to where I will be donating this quilt?

CT Covering the World Barbara Groves - Phoenix Children's Hospital

For most of my adult life, I worked in the health-care field as an X-ray Technician.  My last real job was at 

Phoenix Children's Hospital, and it quickly became one of my favorite charities.  (After all these years, it still is.)

I'm especially fond of the Ronald McDonald House on the PCH campus. 

CT Covering The World Barbara Groves - Frenzy Folded

Over the years, I’ve made and donated many pillowcases to Ronald McDonald House, but I've never donated a quilt.  So this was my chance to go bigger!  I knew from the pillowcases that Me & My Sister fabrics were loved because of the bright colors and happy prints.

CT Covering The World Barbara Groves - Donation of Quilt

I love the size, the bright happy colors and even the quilting design is happy.  (The machine-quilting was done by Sharon Elsberry.)

Frenzy fit my parameters because it is 44½" x 44½" finished size - the perfect size for young kids.  It's made with charm squares, and fabric for background, binding and backing.  (Charm square = 5" x 5" pre-cut squares.) 

This quilt was made with one of our older collections, Giggles.   While it is no longer available, just about any of our recent collections would substitute nicely.  Too Cute to Spook for a Halloween quilt?  

There is a new collection, Picnic POP!, that will be arriving in shops in September 2022 that would work perfectly.

CT Covering The World Barbara Groves - Picnic POP

Frenzy is a free download on the Me & My Sister Designs website - Me & My Sister Designs Frenzy Quilt Pattern

So now you know why this quilt was made to share. 

CT Covering the World Barbara Groves - Ronald

I hope that this quilt brings a smile, and a cuddle, to a family at Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix.

Thank you again to AccuQuiltBaby Lock, and Moda Fabrics for including me in this fantastic event.  

With all the great work done at RMH, I also made two Love Bugs to donate.  (If you don't know about Moda's wonderful partnership with Creativity Shell to benefit children, you can read about it here - Creativity Shell & Love Bugs.)

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If you would like more information about this campaign - Covering The World 2022.

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