Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Spent a lovely day on Tuesday at the monthly workshop for our community quilts project.
In June, the block of the month that was due in September, was an easy, scrappy block that would be donated to community quilts.  Lots of members used the block to use up many of the leftover fabrics from previous projects, and almost 700 blocks were turned in.
Several quilts have already been made using the blocks, and yesterday, 2 more were designed, with border fabric chosen and cut.  One went into a kit that someone will take home to finish at the next meeting, and I stitched the top for the second one. 
One of the members made labels all day, and hand stitched them to the quilts that were handed in at the last meeting.  6 or 7  quilts were pin basted, ready for quilting, and they only stopped when every single pin was used, including the two new large packages that were just purchased.
We had a wonderful pot luck lunch with homemade soup, quiche, fresh veggies and rolls, and lots of muffins and cookies for dessert.

One thing that they are in need of is finished single size bed quilts.  They try to send as many as possible with a group who sponsors an orphanage in Chernobyl.  I think I'll go through my list to see what finished quilts are the correct size....
These three fit the size requirements, so now I just have to find and deliver them before we head south.

1 comment:

  1. These quilts are gorgeous!!! They will definitely warm the heart of the children who receive them!!!


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