Saturday, July 7, 2012

Meeting Recap

A lot was accomplished at the July 6th meeting of the CT Quilters Group.  At times it looked like an old-fashioned sewing bee with all of the hand quilting!  One of the finishing touches to our Quilts of Valor is the hand sewing of the bindings - then the labels are put on and the quilts are good-to-go to comfort our wounded military service personnel.   Many hands made light work of this task:
Sewing Binding to Quilt

Hand Sewing Binding Down

More Hand Sewing Bindings
And we were all very excited when one of the CT Quilters brought in a quilt top to donate that she had made from a 2008 Mystery Quilt (#4) pattern offered by Persimmon Quilts.  What a fabulous top!  Sending you a special “thank you” from all of us:
We also laid out blocks for 3 more quilt tops ready to assemble into rows.  And, more progress was made on the design and production of the quilt in patriotic country colors - it's growing:
One of the quilts that was being bound had been quilted by a member of the CT Quilters on her home machine (not a longarm/frame).  What a wonderful finish: 

Quilting Detail!
More blocks and kits were put together:

And we snarfed up angel food cake with strawberries and sugar cookies (oops, maybe I wasn’t supposed to report on that part…).  Well, a good time was had by all.  And if you couldn’t be there, we missed you.

Pat will be delivering quilts again to the James A Haley VA Hospital later this month.  More on that in a later post …
These will be included in the next delivery -
A CT Quilter volunteered to take them home
and finish up the hand sewing.  CT Quilters are the BEST!
Don't they look grand?!
Hope you can be with us at the next meeting (mark your calendars now for Fri, Aug 10th).

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