I haven’t made many Donor Recognition quilts, maybe half a dozen or so over the years, but when the Rainbow Child Development Center in Worcester, MA googled donor recognition quilts mine was the only name that appeared and so I handily won the right to create their quilt.
I thought it was a funny coincidence that I made a donor recognition quilt for another organization that included the word rainbow: The Rainbow Kitchen.
Rainbow CDC was very clear about their quilt concept, a folk art rendition of their historic building with embroidered donor names.
With projects like this, everything takes time: having those in charge approve the project, getting a list of the correctly spelled donor names, drawing the pattern, selecting the fabric, locating a machine embroiderer willing to stitch the individual names, hand embroidery of their building sign, cutting and piecing in the donor names, hand quilting, sleeve, and binding.
Finally, a finished quilt to be enjoyed by all ages at the Rainbow Child Development Center.