Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February 9th Work Day

Fifteen Hope Quilters were working on Okoboji, Mercy PICU and women’s shelter (now referenced as Domestic Violence Services) quilts on Saturday, February 9th.  Some quilters came and stayed for the whole day, others for part of the day.  We had a great time visiting and quilting together.  At the end of the day there were quilts ready to be delivered to Mercy and to C&FI.  We also worked on the Ghana altar cloths.  There is still much work needed on this project.

On Monday, the Mercy PICU and women's shelter quilts were delivered. 
We’re continuing to work on the quilts for Okoboji’s Christopherhaus dorm.  So far seventeen quilts have been delivered out of the 37 we committed to making.  We have several more ready for delivery.  The earlier goal was to have all of the quilts completed by the March 9th work day.  I believe this can be pushed out to April 13th.  Family Camp season will start soon, and we’d like to have all of the quilts at camp and ready to be used.  Here's a link to that schedule for 2013.   http://www.okoboji.org/camp-programs/family-camp/   If you are having difficulty in getting a quilt finished, please bring it to the March work day and we’ll work together on it.

 We do handwork to finish and label the quilts

Sorting blocks for placement;  fabrics need to be ironed as well

 Visiting, catching up on news and family and events is an important part of the comradrie of quilting together.  We share stories and we help each other on our quilts.

Progress is being made on altar cloths for the Ghana churches. 


Saturday, February 2, 2013

February Events - Work Day and Retreat

Saturday, February 9th is our regular work day.  We'll continue to work on the quilts for Okoboji's Christopherhaus dorm as well as quilts for the Women's Center and Mercy PICU.  Bring a sack lunch and beverage, along with your sewing machine and associated notions.

Friday and Saturday, February 15th & 16th is the 2013 quilting retreat.   There are 20 quilters signed up for the retreat.  Please let Linda Bergeson know if you've signed up but are now unable to attend.   You can work on personal projects - get one or more of those UFO's finished this year.