Saturday, February 29, 2020

Following in Paula's Footsteps - A Special Blog Hop

On Saturday, February 8, the quilting world lost one of its true treasures.  A sweet and generous quilter named Paula Budinger.

Paula Budinger

In honor of her life and love of quilting, we would like to invite all of you to participate in a blog hop.

 Creating a Quilted Legacy--Following in Paula's Footsteps

Special thanks to Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts for giving us permission to use one of her quilt designs for the button.  You can grab the code from my sidebar to post it on your blog.  The code may not be showing up quite yet but I'll get it there as soon as I can.  If you're an experienced blogger and want to just copy the jpg of the button from this blog post and do your own coding, be my guest!  I'm a little rusty at this part.

Let me tell you a little bit about Paula and then I will share more details about the blog hop.

Paula loved bright colors and tackling new challenges.  Although there were other seamstresses in her family she was the only one who made quilts.  Paula started her blog in 2015 and consistently blogged once a week ever since then. Paula regularly made quilts for charities such as Project Linus, Jack's Basket and Covered in Love.  She collected vintage doll quilts, 19th century quilts and more recently developed an interest in studying old vintage quilts.    She often spoke of her daughter and granddaughter with great pride and lots of love.  We want them both to know how much Paula was loved.

If you haven't had a chance to read Paula's blog (Paula B Quilts), you can find it in two places.  She started her blog in 2015 on which can be found here and then more recently switched to Wordpress and that can be found here.

Here are a few examples of quilts Paula has made:

Here is a picture of one of the quilts from her collection:

A celebration of Paula's life will be taking place on Sunday, March 1 in her home town.   On May 6, Paula would have turned 79 years old and in honor of her life and love of quilting, that is the day we will start the blog hop.    Each participant is to make a quilt for the charity of their choice in Paula's honor and share your creation in the blog hop beginning on May 6 and ending May 8.

Please contact either Kate Heads at or myself, Janice Holton at if you would like to participate.  Please include your name and the name and URL of your blog.  Once we get the list of participants, we will let you know which day you will be sharing your blog post.   We would be delighted if even those who do not have a blog want to participate!  Just send either Kate or me a picture of your finished quilt and we will post on our blogs with your name and the charity to which your quilt will be donated.  Or if you would like to participate anonymously, that is ok too.  Just send a picture and let us know it is for the Leaving a Quilted Legacy Blog Hop.

There will be prizes!

Each comment left on a blog post will get readers an entry to win several prizes so the more comments left the more chances to win a prize (bloggers are eligible for the prizes as well as readers).  The list of prizes will be announced later.  Participants with blogs are welcome to offer prizes on their own blog post if they wish but it is not required.

I hope you'll join us in honoring Paula's Quilted Legacy

(Quilters!!  This is a perfect time to get one of your UFO's done!)

Apparently, I have forgotten how to create code for a blog button so I'll work on that and get that fixed! 


  1. Hi Janice - this is such a great idea. I will definitely be participating. I can't think of any other way Paula would choose to be honored. How thoughtful of you and Kate to come up with this idea.

  2. What a wonderful idea! Paula was such a calm, gentle presence online. I will miss her.

  3. Thanks for hosting this Hop in memory of Paula! It is a fitting tribute and she would be SEW pleased.

  4. Your tribute to Paula is very fitting. I know you’ve been working hard to make this happen.

  5. I think this is a beautiful tribute to Paula. I would love to make a charity quilt in her honor.

  6. I was not familiar with Paula's blog but will remedy that! I am honored to be a part of your blog hop and already have your button on my blog page.

  7. I'm so touched that you are putting together this tribute to Paula! I was so sad to read of her passing. It was thoughtful of her daughter to post that on her blog so at least we weren't left wondering.

    I've love to participate in the blog hop. Please add my name to the list!

  8. This is a wonderful tribute to such a sweet woman. I counted Paula among my quilting friends, although we only spoke on the phone a handful of times. I would be pleased to make a quilt for charity in Paula’s honor and memory.

  9. I like this idea and I will send you my information to participate. Thank you both for thinking of this.

  10. I didnt read Paula's blog, but i think this is such a beautiful tribute to her life and legacy. I will be happy to join the hop.

  11. I got to know Paula a little bit through the RSC. I'd like to participate in the blog hop in her honor, maybe by pulling together a quilt for a child in local foster care out of my scrappy blocks.

  12. Paula will be missed but her quilts and her legacy will continue to warm hearts. I'd be happy to participate in the blog hop.

  13. Beautiful quilts, she will be missed.


I LOVE meeting new quilting friends and always respond to comments so I'd love to hear from you!