Bee Creative Charity Fundraiser – Week #4: #MandalaFun, #StitchAlong, #FMQAlong, #DoodleAlong

Welcome to week four of our Bee Creative #StitchAlong, #FMQAlong, #DoodleAlong and Charity Fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.   

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Today, I have a special treat as Wendy Sheppard (Ivory Spring) has been creative with one of the designs included in the downloadable PDF Mandala Collection, designed for doodlers, and those that enjoy free-motion quilting and other creative people.


Wendy was super creative and shared her Mandala doodle/Zentangle design, as well as how it looked stitched out with beautiful Aurifil thread.   I absolutely love it and hope you do too!


Wendy will also be using this Mandala sketch and free-motion quilting stitch out in an “Thread Talk” article that she’ll be sharing on her blog this coming week.If you are not familiar with Wendy’s blog (Ivory Spring), or her “Thread Talkseries, where she shares insights on free-motion quilting, I highly encourage you to follow her blog. She is a FMQ Expert, Designer, Author and Teacher with amazing creativity.  I can honestly recommend her online classes with Annies, as well as her wonderful books published with Landauer Pub.   

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Our Bee Creative Linky Party is open for sharing any form of Mandala design you wish (e.g. doodle, zentangle, paint, color, free-motion quilting, embroidery, etc).

Quick recap:  

Week #1 – Kick off post recognizing all the generous sponsors and prizes

Week, #2 – #StitchAlong, #DoodleAlong, #FMQAlong   

Doodle Sharing by Cindy Needham

Week #3 – #StitchAlong – easy peasy table runner, or share any project you wish to make with Maureen’s Mandala PDF and/or Machine Embroidered design collection.



I’m absolutely thrilled how easy and fun it was to make a table runner using the downloadable PDF Mandala design collection, by Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs for free-motion quilting a Mandala in the center and her Justin’s Magic Mandala Machine Embroidery Collection.

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I turned four of the Mandala machine embroidery designs into applique circles and stitched to the table top, before quilting.  I also used 1 layer of Warm and Natural batting, on top of 1 layer of Insul-Bright to create my quilt sandwich.  It was a fun and fast project.  Unfortunately, my camera does not do the beauty of these Mandala designs justice.  

I’m now planning other projects with for these collections.  Follow me on Instagram this week, to see me #StitchAlong, #DoodleAlong, #FMQAlong.  I’m going to play with my Inktense pencils, which when you add water, they become permanent on cotton.  I’ll be using the PDF Mandala templates to mark my fabric, color, free-motion quilt, to make some zippered pouches for gifts, but the possibilities are endless for what you can create with these designs.



Sponsors for this Charity Fundraiser include:  AurifilMartingale, Dragon Threads, ASF Lighting Solutions/Beam N Read, Fat Quarter Shop, Schiffer Publishing,  The Wooden Bear and Sweet Peas and Angels.

Click here for a complete list of the 20+ prizes


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There are three options all are based on a $10 AU (about $7 US) donation where 100% will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs is coordinating the fundraising and will provide QuiltShopGal a list of all donations and qualified purchases, for appropriate allocation of virtual raffle tickets, which will be used to randomly select winners of the prizes.

charity raffle tickets for CF

  1. Anyone can donate via PayPal cash and get a virtual raffle ticket for any increment of $10 AU (~$7 US) donation.  You can submit to Maureen by using the PayPal email address of
  2. Purchase the downloadable PDF Mandala collection in 8″ or 4″ size, for one virtual raffle ticket per collection you purchase.  These templates can also be resized, using any software/printer you may have, as appropriate.
  3. For Machine Embroidery enthusiasts, purchase Justin’s Magic Mandala design collection, in downloadable format for $50 AU (~$35 US) to get 5 raffle tickets.


note:  donations and/or purchases need to be completed in March, to qualify for virtual raffle tickets.  But purchases of these Mandala designs will help raise funds for CF year round, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


justin's mandala templates artwork



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