Tubs of fabric, batting and binding and 24 finished quilts, OH MY!!
Our work day this month was certainly a flurry of activity. 14 quilters showed up including some new faces. We had the fun of combing through 2 more generous donations. There were 24 quilts ready for distribution so the group decided which should go to LSI, Hawthorne Hill, ASP, Navajo and the guilt auctions this summer. We have great mission partners who love to receive these creations.
We had a visit from one of the Joppa coordinators. We talked with Robert about whether they had a need for blankets to help keep these people warm. We discussed the opportunity to make some Jean quilts for him to distribute to those who had a need. We are going to try this for a little bit to see how it goes. If you have any old denim clothes (jean, shirts, jackets) that you are willing to donate we will experiment with some quick and easy ways to put jean quilts together. Bring your donations to the upcoming retreat, get them to me or leave them in the closet in Room 214. Let's see if we can spread a little warmth in some new ways.
Our next big event is the January Retreat. I hope you have it on your calendar for January 23rd and 24th. We will be in room 101 again. We can sew all day Friday and til 3:00 on Saturday. The church opens at 6:30 so feel free to come any time. I will probably be there to set up before 8am. We will order pizza Friday night and then something else for lunch on Saturday. We ask for $10 per day if you are eating with us. Otherwise, I will have a coffee pot and a cooler if you need to keep anything cold. People have just brought treats to share. I'll have paper products and silverware.
I would like to get an idea of how many people we will have. If you are considering attending could you reply to this email and let me know. Also, feel free to bring a friend or family member. We always welcome new faces. And to help you plan ahead, we are confirmed for the additional following dates April 24-25 and July 31-Aug 1 .
I thought these pics did a good job of showing the fabric action of the day. See the blog for more pictures of many of the quilts that we were able to donate. http://hopequilters.blogspot.
A table full of donated fabric and another one full of completed quilts. We've been busy last year.