Let me tell you – our Quilts of Valor volunteers are just the BEST! We were really settin’ the pedal to the metal this meeting. We were so happy to welcome lots of new people and then we really got down to it…
We were cutting borders and blocks for our take-home kits, sewing blocks and hand sewing bindings and labels:
We were assembling kits:
We were sewing bindings onto quilted quilts and later making backings:
We were laying out blocks for tops, including this new design that uses 4-patches from our take-home kits:
We took in lots of fabric donations (a BIG thank you to many donors!! They came in fast but I managed to capture the names of Donna P-W, Debbie W., Gale and Kathy B. for this post):
We had some great quilts and quilt tops come in:
|Debbie (L) with her quilt #2 and Diana peeking out helping to hold!|
|Pat (L) helping hold Lisa's (R) Curved Log Cabin center - borders will be added to bring it to QOV size and Lisa will be quilting it - it's gorgeous already!|
We had lots of pillowcase presentation packages come in:
And we had two wall-hanging size donated to go to a special VA destination (more on that later:
|The second wallhanging-size donated by Kathy that will be finished by Pat|
And the quilts, already matched up and in their pillowcase presentation packages, are stacking up and getting ready to go to their forever homes:
We were also able to meet another volunteer longarm quilter and her husband – who drove a considerable distance to get to us today. Pat B. has been quilting for Quilts of Valor for some time and the CT Quilters are thrilled to begin an association with her. We also received back another quilt back in from another volunteer longarmer, Virginia, but I'm sorry I didn't get a photo to post. It has been sent home to be hand bound by another volunteer. We want to thank our longarm coordinator, Sharon, for keeping track and making contacts for us. We now have lots of quilts in the pipeline – we like to keep our longarmers busy!
Thank you so very much – both to the ladies that were able to attend our meeting and to our many, many volunteers who pick up our kits at the Crafty Threads Quilt Shop and bring us back sewn blocks. YOU are what makes it all happen!
We’re looking forward to next month – we will have a regular working session in the morning and then break for a Potluck Lunch at the shop. Put Friday, Dec 20th on your calendars now since this busy season tends to book up quickly – you won’t want to miss this next meeting!