Friday, November 2, 2012

November Meeting Date - Friday, November 9th

November had a way of really sneaking up on us, didn't it?!  There’s only one more week until our next Quilts of Valor meeting.  Please plan to join us next Friday from 10 – 2:00 at the Crafty Threads Quilt Shop (see the sidebar for the address). 

Our expected activities at this meeting:
Å        Sew rows of quilt tops from assembled kits
Å        2 quilt top kits are ready to lay out
Å        Sew borders on tops expected to be returned
Å        Cut some 4” borders
Å        Cut some light blocks for B Block kits
Å        Monitor the status of the kits, possibly cut more
Å        Assemble a few pillowcases
Å        Cut and prepare more backings


We hope to have everyone join us next week!  There’s something for everyone to do, even if you say you can’t sew a stitch … you can even choose to just be a cheerleader (didn’t you always want to do that?!).

Please come and get in on the fun … it’s very rewarding to know you’ve contributed to bringing comfort to veterans or active duty personnel touched by war.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    We look forward to getting together again this coming Friday. Kathy has listed some of the items we will be working on, but in addtion I have completed four quilts on the longarm today and hope to do two more before friday, so we will have volunteers sew on the binding on the front side of each with their sewing machines and then others will handsew the binding to the backside of the quilts.

    Our volunteers are great and we always welcome new members. Last month we welcomed a new volunteer who actually was in the same Quilt Guild as I am and some of the other CT Quilters. Small World.

    I spoke to the Volunteer Coordinator at the VA and their Fall Festival was quite a sucess. Netting them a few thousand dollars which will be utilized this Holiday season for the gifts and necesities for those at the Hospital.

    We continue to make kits and sew tops together,but we need your help. We are in dire need of fabrics. Red, White and Blue. We can use 1/2 yard increments and up to cut fabrics for the kits. We also need fabric for the backings of the quilts. We need at least four yard pieces. All fabric need to be 100% cotton. Thank you if you can help, just drop off at Crafty Threads.

    Just to let you know no fabric goes to waste, if we can't use it we donate it to the ConKerr Pillowcase Group or to another group that makes Quilts for Kids - Project Linus.

    This meeting we may have a special visit from a member of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

    Come and join us, bring your lunch or there are several restaurants close by.

    Until Friday,

    Pat - CT Quilter