A couple months ago Benita of Victoriana Quilts invited me to be a part of her Quilters Meet and Greet for 2019.
I’d like to welcome new visitors and thank you for visiting! My name is Mary Johnson and I’ve been blogging here at Making Scrap Quilts from Stash since 2005.
My passion is donation quilting and while I’ve made plenty of quilts for family, nothing in my quilting life is more rewarding than wrapping a quilt around someone going through a difficult time.
Not only do I make and donate quilts myself, I help lead the HeartStrings Quilt Project – an online group that has been making and donating quilts since 2007. String quilts are a passion for me … what could be better than taking leftover bits and pieces and making a quilt that can wrap someone in love?!
I also maintain a website where I post free instructions for quilts that I make and share on my blog. I love finding and recreating vintage quilts and then sharing the quilt with my blog readers. And how fun is it when you can take a Jelly Roll and recreate a vintage quilt?! You can find the Instructions for my Spools quilt at this link.
While scrap quilts are my favorite, I’ll admit my most popular quilt is my Quick Strippie. I love hearing about individuals and groups using my quilt instructions for comfort quilts and hundreds or even thousands of these quick little quilts have been made and donated. I originally designed this quilt back in 2002 when I got my first longarm. Everyone said to practice but I didn’t want to waste my time practicing on muslin so I needed something quick to piece that would be nice enough to donate. I have made so many of these quick quilts over the years and it’s the first quilt I made for each of my grandchildren! One yard of a cute novelty fabric paired with 2 fabrics from stash. How easy is that?!!
You can find many of my string quilts, scrap quilts, and my versions of vintage quilts at my MaryQuilts.com site
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