Monday, August 10, 2015

August Work Day Recap and an Okoboji Surprise

We had a good crowd at our Work Day this past weekend.   Set up started a little late Friday but we still had 6 people there.  Jean has been recruiting Prayer Shawl friends and she and Julie helped them make up a quilt to work on from our 6 1/2 inch squares.  It's wonderful to see the interest blossom in people.  And who doesn't love looking through all that lovely fabric and picking out something that you like!  

Saturday was a great day for sewing and we had a good turnout.   We had a quite a few finished tops to show and a few more were quilted as well.  People helped with binding and labels so we were able to distribute 1 quilt to LSI and 2 more for the women's shelter. 

Our next focus will be quilts for the ASP trip in Oct and then children's twin quilts for the LSI bed give away at Christmas.  These need to be done around Thanksgiving. 

We have finally gotten confirmation on our next retreat dates so put these on your calendars!
Sept 25/26
Jan 22/23
Apr 22./23

We talked a lot about the quilt auctions.  Cheryl was able to attend the Riverside Auction and 6 of us went up to Okoboji for that auction.  Riverside quilts brought in about  $1,400 overall.  The Okoboji quilts brought in a nice sum as well.  Being the Featured Quilters, the auctioneer and the quilt committee did a lot to talk up our quilts to the group.  Once they came to our featured quit (below) there was lots of excitement in the audience.  The opening bid was $1000.  While it started to move up slow, it all of a sudden became electrifying as there were two bidders who really wanted it.  This quilt ended up selling for $4,000.  Wow!  Linda Bergeson pieced it and Norma Hamilton quilted it.  I know they were both ready to be done with it but thank God for their talents and perseverance as the camp was really grateful for this gift.  


What should we buy??

A wonderful weekend at the lake with friends.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 participated in the 5K.