Sunday, July 15, 2012

July Work Day

Wow what a great Hope Quilters weekend!  Two very busy but productive days.  On Friday we pulled out our fabric carts and also brought in a large amount of donated fabrics that had been stored at one quilter's home, the most recent donation of fabrics came from Kathy who brought her mother's "stash".  We are thankful to them for these fabrics and have already used some of them for the Ghana altar cloths and with some quilt tops.  Saturday saw a large group of members and guests arrive to sew quilt tops, cut and sew the Ghana altar cloths and design new quilt tops.  And then. Praise God!  Kathy brought in another batch of fabrics! 

Jean brought in four completed baby quilts

These quilts are being sent to Cornerstone of Hope Orphanage in Benin City, Nigeria.

The next work day is Saturday, August 11th.  Please join us as we work sew and quilt on our mission projects.  We have lots of enjoyment as we fulfill our vision to grow and learn in fellowship and fun while designing and creating quilts (and altar cloths) for others, at home and in the world.  Come for the whole day or part of it.  Bring your sack lunch and a drink as we really do stop for a bit of nourishment.

Here are a few pictures from this weekend. 

Sorting through donated fabrics

And when you run out of table room - the floor works just as well 

                                                       Many hands working together . . 

So, how do you think we should quilt this one - hmmm

Picking out binding and pin-basting.  Ironing fabrics in the background - lots of things involved in quiltmaking - Hope Quilters do it all!

Laying out blocks out to see how they fit look together before sewing.  A beautiful Turning Twenty design - all from donated fabrics.

Visitors are always welcome - especially a grandaughter future quilter

The Ghana fabrics are being made into altar cloths for the new churches in Ghana which were funded during Lutheran Church of Hope Lenten "40 Churches in 40 Days".  The effort was overwhelming, and Hope Quilters will make 110 altar cloths.  As of July 2nd, the first ten churches had been built and completed.  We hope to send the first group of altar cloths with the Ghana Mission Team in early August.  Hope Quilters were busy working with the beautiful fabrics.

Don't forget the Riverside and Okoboji Bible Camp Quilt Auctions on August 4th.  Hope Quilters have made and donated sixteen quilts to these two auctions this year.  You can view all of the quilts that have been donated to each of the camp's auctions at

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