Quilts for Sonoma Fire Survivors

Quilts for Sonoma Fire Survivors

Please note that all quilts have been donated.

When the Sonoma fires broke out in October, I had to do something. I’m not built for firefighting, and I wasn’t able to donate money, but I had fabric, a sewing machine and a bunch of crafty friends with more fabric and batting who also wanted to help! Here we are quilting away at Black Squirrel in Berkeley. Several quilts tops were older projects that just needed batting and a backing, and we were happy to oblige. Several people donated fabric and batting from their stash, and we made simpler, smaller quilts to make them more portable and washable.


Normally quilting is a solitary practice for me, but this project allowed me to learn from more experienced quilters, as well as teach others who had less experience than myself. It was also fun to see the wide range of colors and styles that people chose. I adore this abstract asymmetrical quilt top by Andrea Slater. This piece is already earmarked for a recipient.

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The dimensions and people who made them are listed below each picture.

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 1. This cheerful quilt is 3′ 10″ x 3’10″ and was pieced by Susan Correa and quilted by Ilah Jarvis.

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2. This sweet little quilt is 2′ 9″ x 4′ 3″ and was made by Susan Correa.

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3. This geisha covered quilt top is 6′ x 4′ 4″ was made by Sarah Arrindell and quilted by me. The full sized photo doesn’t do it justice. Check out the detail below. Gorgeous.


FullSizeRender (14)4. This one is a mere 2′ 7″ x 3′ 8″ by Dianne Rodrigues and made us think of a tropical vacation. 

Note! The following three quilts are no longer available. I apologize for not removing them from this page due to technical difficulties.

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5. This amazing, detailed quilt is This quilt is 4′ 8″ x 4′ 8″ and was made by master quilter Sally Bingham

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6. This and the next quilt are very similar, but not identical. This quilt is 4′ 8″ x 4′ 8″ and was made by master quilter Sally Bingham

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7. This quilt is 4′ 8″ x 4′ 8″and was made by master quilter Sally Bingham

Big Thanks go to the following people for their participation in this project:

Sarah Arrindell, Rebecca Anaya, Sally Bingham, Chase Clark, Paquerette Clark, Susan Correa, Elizabeth Kwok, Heather Pleva, Dianne Rodrigues, Andrea Slater, Nana Witzke and Mitch

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