Saturday, September 17, 2016

Q145 – Hope Cures! – A New Quilt

Good Day,

Andy and I would like to introduce to you to our newest and 145th quilt – Hope Cures!.

Hope Cures! - JS AB - August 2016

Hope Cures! is our commemoration to the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Earlier in June Melissa Helms of Keep Me In Stitches (KMIS) and one of the founding members of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) asked Andy and me if we would be willing to design a quilt on behalf of the 25th Anniversary. Our immediate response was “Yes”.

Hope Cures! is our expression of the hope, research, support and cure that exists because of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to children as they begin and progress upward through their journey in response to this dreaded disease.

Hope Cures! is a queen size quilt with the dimensions of 82” (208 cms) wide by 91” (231 cms). We created each one of the 12 individual NPCF logo coronas. The 288 rays of the logo coronas were each cut from a die we created using the AccuQuilt Go! Big. (This was a first for Andy and me.)

We used our domestic sewing machine, a Janome Memory Craft 6300. Janome has created a new machine, the Janome NPCF50. Keep Me In Stitches and Janome America, Inc will donate a portion of the proceeds from every machine sold to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Andy and I were privileged to design and construct Hope Cures! on behalf of this great organization.

Hope Cures! was delivered on August 31, 2016.

And as always it is easier to say it in pictures.

To see previously posted quilts, there is a visual grid presentation at the bottom of the Quilts SB page. Move your cursor over any mini-picture found there and click to see an enlargement. Move your cursor to the "Q#" link to see the quilt's details. If the quilt’s title is highlighted in yellow, it has found a home in a collection and is no longer available.

Please let me know if anything on the Blog site does not properly work, or do what it says it is supposed to do. I’m always striving to make sure an ease of use.

If you are interested, and would like some more information of the available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please get in touch with us Quilts SB, at


Jim and Andy

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