OK – they might look a little spooky, but those are the big quilty hugs and kisses to our supporters that gave us wonderful donations this month.
Our hearts were much gratified during this meeting when we received a large monetary donation to Quilts of Valor from Dee & David Finn of
Highlands, NC and a matching donation from Maria and Michael Mattia from FL and NC.
We are sending you all our best hugs and kisses. We think you will be pleased when you see the fabulous fabrics we will buy with your contributions and the quilts that will go to comfort many soldiers and military personnel touched by war. You have our heartfelt thank you.
It was another fun meeting and a little different this time. We had some fabric donations – aren’t these perfect?! Keep ‘em coming – you all have excellent taste in patriotic fabrics …
Then we received a few tops and quilts that volunteers had finished at home:
|Debbie - American Top|
|American rows detail|
|Debbie - Nine Patches of Valor|
|Quilt made by Debbie - Finished by Suzanne|
The tops were whisked off to the quilters and the quilts were quickly labeled (no grass growing under our feet here ...):
|Hand sewing on labels|
|Matching pillowcase presentation packages|
with quilts and counting blocks for tops
|Sewing bindings and borders|
|Making kits for volunteer sewing at home|
|Hand sewing and sewing bindings|
|Cutting fabric for kits|
And it was time for lunch and a special demonstration from our Leader, Pat N., on a quick and easy Quilt-As-You-Go technique. This QAYG process is suitable not only for making Quilts of Valor, but also for making everything from that “gotta make it quick” kid’s or baby gifts to table runners or table toppers. Pat was well prepared with her serger and demo board that made learning the process easy for both the visual and tactile learners among us!
|Pat (R) begins her presentation|
|Pat (R) giving details and Maria (L) with hands on|
|Pat's demo board with examples|
We all were discussing our favorite techniques:
from the Crafty Threads Quilt Shop (where we meet) came in to see what was up. Elizabeth is the Queen of the Serger Club, also held there, and she had a few hints for us on how to care for and use your serger. Thank you, Elizabeth ! Elizabeth
And last – we had a Show and Tell. Pat received a quilt that was hand appliquéd and hand quilted, but not quite completed before its owner passed away. She is in the process of completing it for the family and let us see this fabulous work of art. Just a little inspiration for all of you quilters out there that don’t have enough on your Bucket List already!
|What a beauty!|
Friday, April 19th, from 10 – 2:00
Hope to see YOU there!