Thursday, October 4, 2012

Charity Sewing Update from Paula

This past Saturday was our fall charity Sew In at St. Martin's.  The focus was for wheelchair sized lapquilts.  We went home with 4 finished quilts, 3 finished quilt tops and several other GREAT GALS went home with their finished quilt tops. Anna V brought 3 or 4 of her "mega hidden nine patch" blocks and finished at least two tops. She shared her extras "kits" with us and did a quick tutorial on how to do these. We had coffee, kolaches and a surprise... homemade oatmeal-raisin-cranberry cookies (thanks Karen!). There were at least 15 present and we had several drop ins. We have kits we will we working on all year thanks to the many gracious members of this group who brought in donation fabrics. Special thanks go to Karen, Kerri, Beth, Eileen and Anna for doing so much and a very extra special hug to Tammy whose fabulous donation of some great fabric got a lot of wheels turning! One of the nicest surprises was the participation of SEVERAL NEW members! Way to go girls! Eileen (wait till y'all see her mini quilt), Kerri (my newest sewing/shopping buddy in crime), Becky (check out her flickr page...WOW) , Shelia (who I kept wanting to call Sharron and insisting she was a reality star!) , Lauren (super cool hand dyed home made lunch box!...tutorial anyone?) , Jami (gimmie them clogs Mama!), Anna (sew cool....great BIG BLOCKS!!) and if I missed any of the other newbies, my apologies, I was trying to sew...LOL...which was difficult with all these talented ladies present!
Best of all...we found out just how super multi talented our members are...we were serenaded on piano by Sabrina and invited to come to a concert by our own concert violinist Dea! HOLY SMOKES...Who knew???
Quilts should be brought in by the Nov meeting. AND if you need more time, we can meet up in Dec, sometime before Christmas. I would like to take them to the homes the week before.
We will be doing children's quilts all year for Child Advocates. These I will take over to them once I have at least 10 collected. Any size will do the majority of kids they see are aged 4 to 12. Sabrina's son (he's only 9!!) made and donated the first children's quilt. What a great kid! 

See you next time at the Sew In! 


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