Sunday, October 11, 2015

October Work Day Recap

Another beautiful day in the company of friends doing what we love!  

Two days of high energy focus on our quilts for Lutheran Services of Iowa (LSI).  I think we have nearly 15 in some stage of progress with a goal of having most of them done by our November meeting.  I believe we sent 11 of them out to be quilted and there are a few more tops still being finished.  I can't wait to see them all in November.  We'll pray over them at the meeting.  I've also invited Mike Buck to the meeting to pick them up and tell us a little about LSI.  We'll need to focus on getting binding and labels attached at the November meeting so bring your walking foot if you can help us out! 

Remember that next week is our JOPAA Sew In.  I will be in Room 212 at 1pm Friday for set up.  Feel free to join me any time.  I'll order pizza for supper and we can stay as later as you'd like.  On Saturday we'll be ready to go at 8am.  We can sew until about 2:00 before we have to clean up.  I'll have bagels and coffee in the morning on Saturday!
Enjoy some of the quilts in progress for LSI:


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Jeans for JOPPA Sew-In

Hope Quilters is sponsoring a sew-in to make blankets for  JOPPA Ministries.  Anyone is welcome to help.

Men's Ministry has been collecting denim jeans for us and we will be turning them into warm and sturdy blankets to give to the JOPPA ministry for distribution in the upcoming cold weather.  All you need is a sewing machine and the ability to sew a straight stitch. If you don't have a machine we can always use help with cutting and ironing as well.
Join us in Room 212 on Friday or Saturday, October 16 and 17.   The room will be available Friday, October 16, from 1PM to 9PM.  On Saturday, October 17th, we will be sewing from 8AM until 2PM.  You can be flexible in your participation.  Just come whenever it fits into your schedule.

Denim needles provided if you don't have your own. All fabrics provided as well.  We also have thread you can use.  Just come with a servant heart and a desire to create comfort by using your sewing talents.