While Mother Nature didn't cooperate with our event - she decided Saturday should be a snow day with six inches of heavy, wet snowfall all afternoon - we're grateful for the 10 hearty Iowa souls who didn't let Mother Nature deter them from joining 12 Hope Quilters for sewing!
Here are a few glimpses of our Friday and Saturday sewers and fabric-cutters with the piles of strips and scraps they turned into 6-1/2" X 6-1/2" Ezekiel blocks.
On Saturday afternoon, we were fortunate to have Jan, from Mercy Children's Center, stop in to see what we were doing. She stayed long enough to learn a little bit about the quiltmaking process, and tell all the quilters, on behalf of Mercy Children's Center, how much they appreciate what we're doing.
|Left, in red top: Jan from Mercy Children's Center|
Between the efforts of 35 guests, and 16 Hope Quilters, 396 Ezekiel blocks were created from small scraps and fabric pieces. Well done! And an extra, special thanks to our visitors who helped!
Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NCV)Eleven kits were assembled. Each includes: 36 Ezekiel blocks, 60 sashing rectangles and 25 cornerstones. By Saturday, March 3 they'll be returned to Hope Quilters, hopefully as quilt tops.
Many stacks of scraps and partially-sewn "chunks" of fabric remain to be sewn to make more Ezekiel blocks. How do these scraps manage to multiply!? Everyone is invited to return to the next Hope Quilter's Sewing Saturday, March 3, to continue sewing blocks.