Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I have a very large collection of quilt books, mags, and of course, fabrics. I have only done one quilt but it was completely different than I have seen anywhere. I love talking with people that have similar likes. I have been sewing for many years. I even made a covering for a covered once. I made western outfits for girls that entered their horses in shows. Horses are my second love. I do not have any now but I will love them forever.I am retired now so I have set my goal to make a quilt for each of my children and grandchildren. I also have 4 great grand children. I hope I have enough time left to accomplish my goal.
How l can relate to your comment about time left,lol.which is why l pretty much have stopped hand piecing& quilting in favor of using the sewing machine. One never knows what's in store for us healthwise as we enter retirement. I keep fit by walking, gardening and golfing. Rainy days are my quilting days, and also when it's just plain too hot to be outdoors.We once owned horses too, and like you, l still love them, but we now have 2 cats, and a little dog, and since they come along when we travel, that's quite enough.
Currently, l'm still making colorful children's quilts for the Eastern Ontario children's hospital, lap quilts for women's/ children's shelter, fundraisers for local Humane Soc. and other non profit groups.Last year, my grandkids got quilts.Now that thy're old enough not to drag them around, they should last a while :-))
Here's an idea, since you love horses. How about making a horse- themed quilt as a fundraiser for a horse rescue effort near your location. Wall quilts make wonderful fundraisers.