Despite it being summer, all of you are still willing and able to work on your mission quilts! We even had a great turnout despite the fair and vacations. We dropped off 22 quilts that will be delivered to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, YESS, Bidwell Riverside, Hawthorne Hills, and LSI. The 7 dog beds are not only another example of your service but also an indicator of your prolific work!! And now our scraps are also being turned into book pillows. PHOTOS here!
We had a generous financial donation this month which was perfect timing as we also needed to purchase batting. Always a blessing that we can make our batting go further by saving those big pieces you cut off your quilts and either sew or tape them together for use in a smaller quilt. As batting, as well as shipping continues to go up, we can do our part to use everything effectively. It's also a wonderful feeling to know that God continues to provide for this, our biggest expense!
Word went out about some of the groups of fabric that could use some attention and you delivered!! One member is making several patriotic quilts and another took home several to make into a cute pattern because she loves the Red/White/Blue. A couple other members stopped by and each took the pillowcase kits and some yardage for pillowcases. A bin of masculine prints was opened and the thought that they would make some great guy quilts was born. Turning Twenty will be great with these big prints but we didn't have time to make any kits. While the next month will be a retreat instead of a meeting, all the fabric and the closet will be available to us. If you need some new inspiration, take a look at some of the bins in the closet and see what treasures you can find.
Speaking of September, the retreat will be on September 7, 8, and 9. The key difference is that we will add an additional day of sewing on Thursday. A group dinner of pizza is planned for Friday night. There won't be a Saturday meeting but if you're just coming to visit feel free to drop by anytime. And please hold your finished quilts until October. Look for details in the upcoming email.
Enjoy your last few weeks of summer!