Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 13 Work Day

If you want to experience high energy and high creativity I challenge you to show up for a monthly Hope Quilters meeting.  Wow, this group puts 110% into everything you do!  The room was busy with rotary cutters and sewing machines, talking, laughing and the creative juices were flowing.  "What can I do next?" seems to be the most frequent question I hear.  It is such a blessing to do something you love for such an uplifting purpose!

We heard from a couple recipients of our quilts.  We were able to send 8 quilts on the Mission Navajo trip this month and 10 quilts will go with the Appalachia mission group next month.  You were part of a successful Quilt Auction for the Okoboji and Riverside Bible Camps.  Many thanks for all of your time and energy.

Our next mission will be Lutheran Services of Iowa.  Our local chapter provides beds for children at Christmas time.  The beds are donated by Slumberland and they will be distributed to children in need along with pillows and bed clothes.  Hope quilters has the opportunity to provide quilts for these beds.  The beds are twin size and the children are ages toddler to 12 years.   Saturday's task was searching our fabric donations for child-friendly fabric.  Many quilts were planned and are in progress.  We need to have these quilts done by Thanksgiving as the beds are distributed after that.

The group also talked about getting more people involved in leadership roles.  If you would like to get more involved be sure to let me know.  One role I think I can use help with is taking pictures!  I get so involved talking that I forget the pictures.   But this is a good one!

Wow, that makes me dizzy, Deanna!  Some kid will love this!