When I first started the Angel Quilt Project (AQP) I honestly had no idea what Machine Embroidery (ME) was. I'd never been exposed to it. My grandmother had taught me how to do cross stitch and how to crochet, but didn't mention something called Machine Embroidery. Perhaps she wasn't aware of it either, but then again you have to consider that this was way back in 1966 and I was only 13 years old and my mother had just recently passed away. My grandmother realized I needed something to focus on so she taught me the craft I so love today, Counted Cross Stitch. I'm happy to say that I've now been doing that for just over 47 years!
Kathy Walker, the owner of Treetrunk Designs, got in touch with me a number of years ago and informed me that such a craft did indeed exist and she was willing to donate some of her designs for the AQP to use on our blankets. She donated a lot of charts and designs for members to use and we've used most of them and, in fact, some are still used to this day. I can never thank Kathy enough for introducing this to the AQP.
While I don't do the ME myself but I realize that a lot of people do. If there are indeed any ME'ers out there who wish to do pieces for the AQP, then please get in touch with me and I can get you in touch with a finisher to send your pieces to directly.
We use anything that is 'childish' in nature and that includes toys, clowns, angels, bunnies, etc. If you have any questions all you have to do is ask. I'm always available to answer your questions and if I don't know the immediate answer I will find out and get back to you as soon as I can. I can be contacted at Eprise01@aol.com.
James Farmer, Founder
The Angel Quilt Project