For more info about the threads of love project and details about how you can contribute link to my first post http://quilt4nie.blogspot.com/2008/09/welcome-welcome-what-please-donate-4.html

Many suggestions have been made to make quilts for the Chief, Stephanie, and Christian as well. I would be happy to sew more quilts with any extra fabric I receive. If you would like to contribute to their quilts I am also going to start a collection for each of them. Thank you for supporting the Nielsons through threads of love!

Monday, September 29, 2008


I raced to the post office this evening and among the veterinary magazines, junk mail, and mail for previous box holders I found a beautiful card containing the first blocks arriving from the UK! Melanie sent this beautiful snowflake print with sentiments, she writes "I enclose 4 squares of snowflakes as Nie misses the snow in Arizona, and red looks like her favourite colour." Thank you Melanie!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Welcome! Welcome!

Please donate 4.5"squares of the most Nie-esque fabric you can find to make new vintage quilts for Nie's children! You are welcome to send as many squares as you would like and you can even label them to be donated to either Claire, Jane, Oliver, or Gigs' quilt specifically. Please include your name and where the fabric was mailed from so I can keep a record for the Nielsons. I will also pass along any messages or notes you would like to include. You can get a better idea of how the quilts will be made from Nie's friend Kelly, her detailed instructions are here http://kellymccaleb.typepad.com/photos/quilt_kit_instructions/index.html
If you are here, you probably know why. Just in case, you can read about how the childrens' quilts, handmade by their mother out of their baby onsies were lost, http://blog.cjanerun.com/2008/08/crash-course.html.
Personally, I like to imagine some young mother treasuring the beautiful quilts found on the side of the road, snuggling her baby, and dreaming of the woman who carefully crafted them.
Threads of Love
515 E Carefree Hwy #74
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Questions? Email me at quilt4nie@gmail.com
Please mail all squares before October 15, 2008.
I will be posting photos of the beautiful quilts you help make!
Thank you! Thank you!