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Monday, October 5, 2015

CAN YOU HELP?

Monday, I went to the Attic Window Quilt Shop in search of Mary.  Mary is the leader of the group of women who sew quilts for Charity.  They meet on the first Monday each month at the shop.  Above, Mary (right) is quilting one of those charity quilts.
A number of women help Mary in sewing these quilts.  Above, Nancy sews a quilt.  I think she said she was using the rail fence design.
Laura is working away on a lovely quilt for charity.  Laura said that people will enjoy coming to help them quilt because Mary brings the best snacks!  I'm so mad at myself.  I just realized I forgot to grab one of those scrumptious cookies that Mary had brought that day.
Lee Anne was there sewing quilts for charity.  It looks like she is using batik fabrics.
I caught Yvonne at the ironing board.  She hates to have her picture taken, but she loves making these quilts for charity.
Mary Ellen was busy sewing for charity too.
In fact, Mary Ellen showed us this darling quilt that she had just finished and...
She had also finished making this lovely top.  I asked her about how much fabric she needed to make this two-color quilt.  Mary Ellen said that you would need about 1 1/3 yards of each color.  I ran through my mind thinking about the fabrics I have at home that I could use for this quilt.  I also think it would be a fun challenge to make it scrappy.  I have lots of scraps and since the pattern calls for 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" strips, I bet I could use those scraps that way.

Mary said that the group would appreciate it if you could come sew with them on the first Monday of each month.  All you really need to do is bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies.  You can bring your own fabrics if you want, or you can use the fabrics that Mary has on hand.  Mary said these quilts are great beginner projects, so if you are a beginning quilter, why not join the group and learn lots of quilting tips and techniques as you make quilts for charity.

As I was leaving, another Mary came in to sew with the group.  And as I was getting in the car Pat A. walked by carrying four charity quilts.  Pat said that she took home kits of fabric so she could sew in her spare time.  She said that Mary put the kits together.

If you cannot sew with the group, donations are welcome.  Mary asks that all fabric donations be of 100% cotton (no poly please). Sort through your fabrics and batting and donate it to the group so they can make charity quilts.  Just bring your donations to the quilt shop and say it is for the Charity Group.

Mary and all the women who sew these lovely quilts are to be commended.  There is no greater love than to give.

DON’T FORGET:
  • Bow Tucks Tote, Wednesday, October 7
  • Sonoma Quilt, Wednesday, October 7
  • Doll Bee, Thursday October 8
  • UFO Night, Friday, October 9
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, October 10
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

4 comments:

Barb said...

What a wonderful thing to do...

Lynn said...

Such a great group!

Annie said...

This group's generosity is above and beyond! They and so many others do such good works for those in need. Kudos!

Julie said...

Caroll, do you know the name of the pattern in Mary Ellen's second quilt, the one that uses the strips?

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.