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How We Make Our Quilts

1. First, Deborah and Eileen buy the fabric. They have high standards for what will make a Bright Hopes quilt.

2. The fabric is passed on to volunteers for washing and ironing.

3. The fabric goes back to Deborah, who sorts it according to color and designs the quilts. She designs each one individually, cuts all the pieces, and creates a color diagram for the sewers to follow.

4. Our volunteers sew the kits into finished quilt tops.

5. The tops are delivered to Eileen, who returns to the fabric store to choose a coordinating backing fabric (which also serves as the edge binding).

6. Our volunteers quilt the tops, batting, and backing fabric together on our wonderful HQ16 long arm quilting machine. All of our quilts are finished with batting thatís made from 100% recycling plastic soda bottles. Still cozy and machine washable!

7. The quilt edges are bound and our Bright Hopes label is hand sewn on the back.

  Thank You!

Our long-arm quilting machine was made possible with funds from The JPMorgan Chase Re-grant Program, administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc.