Sunday, April 17, 2016

April Work Day

I tend to say this most months after Hope Quilters but boy am I exhausted.  The main order of business on Friday was cutting batting for most of the finished tops.  I think we had 12-15 go home with quilters.  Thanks to those of you who can help us finish these quilts.  And thanks to any of you working on learning to quilt.  These quilts are excellent projects on which to practice new skills.  We had a huge crowd on Saturday!  I counted 15 people at one time and we had at least 12 machines going.  We had two visitors who hopefully weren't overwhelmed with all the activity and will be coming back.  We turned 13 quilts into Missions designated for YESS, LSI, Dorothy's House, ASP and a women's shelter.

Had to share this phot of Kent the Bus Driver.  Taking a break from driving Mercy Me around he stopped by to take a peak at our work.  Lovely crazy quilt made by Jody and quilted by Rachel. 


RETREAT:  Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23.  This retreat will be at the WDM campus in room 101.  We will start at 8am Friday and can go until 3pm on Saturday.  The cost is just $10 a day if you are going to eat with us.  We provide dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday.   I'll also have a coffee pot on and many people bring snacks to share.  If you're sewing on Friday feel free to bring a lunch.  This retreat is a time to work on your own projects while you fellowship with other Hope Quilters.  The supplies will all be available so you only need to bring your machine and projects.  It's never a bad idea to bring an extension cord as well.  No registration is needed.  Just show up if you can make it.  Bring a friend as well.  We have lots of room and enjoy sharing this time with others.