New Policies and Limited Time Special

22 03 2010

Happy Spring! Although we had a freeze last night, the high temperature for today in San Antonio is expected to be 75…Spring is definitely in the air!

In honor of Spring and the changes it brings, I am making some changes as well. In an effort to provide more affordable quilting services, I am now only going to provide edge to edge or all over quilting. This will keep the price per square inch at $.01 to $.015, which will definitely make the service affordable.

If you live outside San Antonio, I am offering a special spring incentive on shipping. If you meet the criteria below, I will pay your shipping to return the quilt to you when it is finished.  To get this special:
1. Backing must be square and at least 5 inches larger on all sides than the actual quilt.
2. Quilt top must be square and borders flat.
3. You may send your own batting but only Warm and Natural OR Hobbs 80/20 will be accepted. If I provide the batting, I will pass the charge of batting to your account although I can promise you that it will be no more than you would pay on your own.

If you live in the San Antonio area, I will offer a 10% discount if your quilt meets the criteria above.

I hope this will incentive will “spring” you into action to use ChiliQuiltes for your quilting service on your next quilt. This offer is valid through April 15.

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Chemo Quilts

2 03 2010

You may remember a post that I made a few months ago entitled, “Wednesday Afternoon Quilt Club”. I shared how much I had enjoyed cutting out fabric with my dear friend, Karen, who was battling cancer and undergoing very hard core chemotherapy. My sweet friend lost her battle with cancer last week; I was blessed to be able to visit her in hospice to tell her goodbye and thank her for her friendship.

Her family did not want flowers for the funeral but, instead, asked that we make donations to our favorite charities.  Today I received an email about a chemo quilt pdf that is available for free from Machine Quilting Unlimited  . It is the exact dimensions to fit in the chair used for chemo; the designer’s quilting group is making several for treatment centers and is allowing this free download. 

I think all of us know someone that has been touched by cancer, so I wanted to pass along this information. My plan is to make  quilts and donate them to the treatment center where Karen had her treatments and do so in honor of her.  Since she was a quilter, I think she would approve. Perhaps you may want to do the same in honor of someone you have cared about who has battled cancer.