Wednesday, May 6, 2015

IWMC Final Answer

After about 400 hours, and an equal number of dollars, I'm ready to show off the fundraising quilt that I made for the Motorcycle Club to which I belong.  It is a group of first responders: police, fire, paramedics as well as other law enforcement / corrections.  Our mission is to support our fallen brethren (sisteren?) and their families.  Sadly, we have been very busy.  Unlike 90% of the club, my background is in healthcare, but have joined this like-minded group as an associate member.
Last weekend a few of us (25 bikes) rode over to deliver a cash donation to a local officer who was hit on her motorcycle (off-duty) by a car that ran a red light.

Here are some of the detailed photos of the quilting.
Representing Fire


Sherrif/ Police

The finished quilt is about 75" x 90".  I used American Made Brand (100% US grown premium upland cotton) fabric for the black background and the grey backing.  This is rather important to me given the context of the people to whom this quilt may reside. The applique fabrics were purchased on a variety of IWMC rides.  Mostly under the radar as good fabric stores in small towns are generally not far from bars.  I am known to vanish temporarily as bikes are being parked, only to show up as the drinks/food arrives with a package of fabric in my hands and a smile on my face.

The logo has many levels of detailed symbolism, down to the details of the heart shaped pupil on the Wild Hog and embroidered star on the tusk.  Because of that, this quilt will only be available for raffle to IWMC members and family.  Contact me if you would like to donate to our fund raising efforts and put in for other potential prizes.

Monday, May 4, 2015


I should have been quilting.  But sometimes the draw of the winding road is more than I can bear.
Lowman, Idaho.  The view from The Haven.  Hot Springs, food, gas,etc.

Test driving the new air cushion.