We were small but mighty this weekend! Several of you were out of town or not feeling well. You were missed! However, the crew on Saturday dug their heals in and much was accomplished.
We received news that the Riverside Quilt Auction brought in $53,000. It feels good to know that we are a part of such a good mission. I think I counted nearly 10 quilts that were donated by Hope Quilters. If you were in church this weekend you may have seen the Hope 360 report on the ASP trip. We also sent 10 quilts with the team traveling to Kentucky.
Our current focus is making twin size quilts for Lutheran Services of Iowa (LSI). Our local branch gives beds and quilts to needy children, age toddler to 12 years, each Christmas. Here are some of the quilts that are in progress. Won't these kids be excited! I know of 17 that we have in progress. We need to deliver them by Thanksgiving. For those of you making tops why don't you let me know when you're done rather than waiting for the next meeting. Then we can get someone quilting them so there isn't a push at the end. It was fun to see the variety of quilts. I will try to get pictures of them all but if you think about it, take a pic of your quilt with your phone and send it to me!
We didn't have a long meeting but the group did have one business item to discuss. Tiffany Melcher has agreed to be the new Treasurer after approval from the group. Thanks so much to Linda Bergeson for serving faithfully in this role for so long.