I have had quite a number of folks asking me for patterns for the Ally Cat Quilts by Krackers. There are none. Let me explain:
Ally Cat Quilts by Krackers all begain when our beloved Granddaughter, Ally, was diagnosed with leukemia.
She and her Mom called one day and asked me to make quilts for the bigger kids.
At that time I didn't know that folks or guilds typically do not make quilts for teens, and there is a large population of teens who have cancer.
The kids get extremely cold during their battle with cancer, and the quilts were badly needed.
To make a long, heart-warming story short, between Ally, my daughter Cindy and I, we came up with a design that will work for these kids.
There are no patterns. Every quilt is different, and every quilt has a cat on it somewhere, in honor of Ally's battle.
I make these quilts using my table top Elna. I do not charge any fees for these quilts, and absorb all the cost, including shipping myself.
I have, on occassion, been given fabric. I only use 100% cotton, from quilt shops. It is necessary to use very strong fabric because these quilts are really put through the wringer.
Recently, some lovely ladies in my quilt club have begun making quilt tops for me. They are what I call "My Catty Angels".
I stopped counting 2 years ago when I sent out quilt no. 867. Many more have gone since then.
And so, dear readers, nope, I can't send you the patterns. As I said, there are none.
However, there is something you can do for Me, and that is to send me the name and contact information of any kid between 8-18 that you know of who is fighting cancer so I can make them a quilt.
I can't heal the kids, but I sure can keep them warm!
By the way.......Ally will have her 17th birthday in February, and she is heading into her 3rd year of remission! Thanks to all of you who donate $$ toward research, we are saving a lot of kid's lives!
Here is a photo of the real ALLY CAT!