Back in March, we featured a story about an amazing seven-year old quilter named Maddie (click here to read the original story). Maddie has been learning to quilt with her grandmother Nancy, who signed up for Wendy Butler Berns’ class Machine Quilting: Free Motion & More last fall. Nancy soon signed up for more than half a dozen Craftsy quilting classes and when Maddie showed an interest over the winter, she was able to use these classes to help introduce Maddie to the world of quilting. Maddie hasn’t looked back…
A little girl with a big heart, Maddie wanted to use her new quilting skills to help people in need. Nancy sent us a photo of Maddie’s first finished quilt project, describing Maddie’s quickly-developing skills and desire to help others. Without the means or fabric to do this on their own, we reached out to you, the Craftsy community for your donations and support. Your response was overwhelming and resulted in 120 boxes of donated fabric, along with two full quilts (pictured above: center and right)!
Maddie completed her first quilt with your donated fabric which you can see in the photo above (it’s the yellow-bordered quilt on the left). Together with the quilts you donated, three children who lost their home in a fire now have quilts to keep them warm!
Nancy and Maddie wanted us to extend a HUGE “Thank You!” to the Craftsy community for your generosity and support. If you’d like to follow Maddie’s progress and future donations, you can “Like” her Facebook page here: Quilted Hugs from Maddie.