would you like to win a quilt?

would you?   I can help 😉   8 years ago, my sister and I  began to walk in the avon walk for breast cancer 40 miles.. 2 days   My girl was always there on the sidelines ….  best cheerleader  EVER! best cheerleader ever!A few years   Ali and I at the end of  40 mileslater, when Ali & my niece , Alexis were 16 ( minimum age to walk ) Our team doubled!   team pinkteenieshere we are at the end of day 1   Over the years we have raised ( as a team) over $36,000 in hopes to find a cure for this deadly disease! for the past few years I have made a quilt each year to raffle as my main fundraiser.


pink raffle quilt

my first raffle quilt



Breast Cancer Raffle quilt


and another….


raffle quilt

and another….


raffle quilt




and another…



raffle quilt





and this one wasn’t a raffle quilt, but a quilt for my little niece , Kalli


Kalli's quilt


for many reasons,we walked together last year for our last time.


This January, Ali called me and told me that she wanted to walk again this year. You see, we started walking all of those years ago because our neighbor, Fran sadly lost her battle with breast cancer.


Neither of us knew her very well, but that didn’t matter. It affected us both quite profoundly.

Last year my Stepsister, Audra was diagnosed as well.


Sadly, I could fill this page with names of friends and friends of friends who have been affected.


Ali said, ” mom, I need to walk this year. It’s too important, even if I have to walk alone.”

She signed up and within hours, her best friend , Colleen did as well, and a few weeks later, their friend, Amanda joined them as well.

Three high school best friends who , despite  the workload of being  freshmen in college, have decided to fundraise and walk 40 miles in 2 days


six chicks

in their ‘friend group’, 3 are walking, 3 are cheering


So I have offered to make a lap- sized ( the size that the above pictured quilts are )  or Crib sized quilt to be raffled off as a way to help them with their fundraising.

I will do it the way that i did last year, which is sell the tickets now, with 100% of the proceeds going directly toward their walk.

Using rafflecoptor I will choose a winner at random the Friday before the walk.


The winner will have their choice of colors and style/ design of quilt to be made… as well as a personalized label on the back of the quilt.


I will have it finished and shipped to the lucky winner by mid- summer !


Tickets are $5 a piece or $25 for 6 tickets.

any amount will help them.  Even if you just buy one ticket!


If you are interested in helping these young ladies, you can click on their link, donate directly into their account ( via credit card) then leave me a comment in the comment section below, On the girls’ team facebook page , barefootgirl in the kitchen‘s facebook page, or send me an email, barefootgirl27@me.com, just to make sure that I have you properly entered into the raffle.

( all donations are fully tax- deductible)


Alison’s page ( click link to bring you directly to her page)


Colleen’s page


Amanda’s page


I hope that you’ll consider purchasing a ticket and helping these motivated girls.  and if you do, you might just be lucky enough to win a custom quilt in time for chilly fall  evenings!


and if you happen to know of anyone who would be interested in this, please consider sharing … it doesn’t take but a second to share, and every dollar counts!




are you a wiener?

the wieners of the soap nuts giveaway are about to be announced.

I have been researching ‘give away’ sites that can help me to determine a winner based on how many entries I receive.  I have found one that I will use on the next one ( possibly just as crazy as the soap nuts idea 🙂 ) but I would have had to set it up from

the get go.. and I already had entries and couldn’t figure out how to add them manually..  ( I’ve had a very technically challenging day today 😦 )

… so ….I still needed help with this one..  I asked Scott to pick 10 random numbers like I did  last time and  Ali came running in with her calculator eager to  show off her new statistics skills…


this is what she came up with


which translates to :












so congrats ladies ( ya’ll are ladies who won…)  you will soon get the opportunity to play with your nuts *giggle*

I need for you to shoot me an email at barefootgirl27@me.com with your correct mailing address and I will give it to Laundry Tree on Monday so that they can ship you your soap nuts!


Thanks again for playing and for continuing to help get the word out about barefootgirl in the kitchen 🙂 I could kiss you if i could….. ( just as long as my finance , Christina doesn’t mind 😉 )  lol


it’s Homecoming weekend in these parts…. lets her a big thank you for Ali’s talented statistics skills  and a big shout out to the Lady Saints 🙂

and a big shout out to my daughter on loan from her parents in Hong Kong, miss Tian

Homecoming Queen!!

she looks a little bit surprised, dontcha think?


pizza time before the dance…. into the kitchen I go….

a walk to remember

It’s been awhile since I posted and I really don’t have a good excuse. Actually I have many, but none that I will bore you with 😉

Thanks to all who supported me by buying raffle tickets for the quilt to benefit my walk. The winner was Blaine Schnare .. I am currently working on the label & will ship it soon. Congratulations!!

ali &I at the end of 40 miles!

best cheerleader.. EVER!

I will be making another next year to raffle.. possibly 2, since my daughter, Alison will be walking with me as she will  finally be  old enough 🙂

Some of you may already know, but I am scheduled for a long- awaited surgery at the end of this month that will have me incapacitated for the majority of the summer. Since I do not sit still well at all, I have been busy trying to find projects to help me occupy my 6 weeks of recovery.

One of my projects is learning to English Paper Piece.

My friends at Tumbleweed Quilts have helped me get started on this process.  What a great group of  ladies!!!!
Making hexagons is something that  I believe can only be done by hand, so it is the perfect  project for me to try this summer.

Here is the beginnings of my hexagons


I found this quilt online  and the pattern is Grandmother’s flower garden.  I am trying to find what website that I found this on, but cannot. I will continue to try and in the meantime give credit to whomever made this beautiful quilt!

Given the nature of the quilt, I wanted to make mine with ‘antiquey’  types of fabrics.  The ladies at Tumbleweed Quilts assisted me in picking out circa 1930’s reproduction prints..

1930’s reproduction fabrics

With this print being the center of each flower!!

I am so excited about making this quilt. From the little bit that I have done while learning using my stash, I can tell you that these are VERY addicting.

I have other projects planned as well & will keep up to date with my progress on my blog 🙂

Thanks for reading & stayed tuned for my very next project… decorating my crutches.. I get them tomorrow.

(you didn’t think that I would have boring crutches, did you? )


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