Wow - I can't believe I forgot that yesterday was Tuesday! So this week's ministry update is a little late - I guess time flies when you're having fun!!
Monday Cindy and Kathy from the quilt ministry came over and we worked on organizing some of the donated fabric that we've received in the past few weeks.
I show you both of these pics because in the first one - you see that patch of floor at the bottom right? Well, it's the first time I've seen it in about six months! There was a pile of boxes there with fabric that I hadn't had a chance to get through - and now it's gone! My sewing area feels twice as large now - and lots of storage space was uncovered, so we've got some more cubbies to fill up! The shelves are stacked nice and full with folded yardage, and the scrap bins are overflowing - time to get to work with my Go! Cutter to knock them down to usable sizes!
This week we delivered a quilt to an older gentleman connected to our church who's dealing with cancer and other health problems...
This beautiful quilt was pieced by Sharon Vrooman of Vrooman's Quilts and donated to the ministry - we added borders and quilted it. I do love string quilts - wish I had the patience to make one myself!!
We also delivered two quilts to church for our pastor to have available to give out at our monthly special prayer service if he felt someone needed an extra "hug" to take away with them...
This pretty rainbow version of a sudoku quilt was pieced by Cassie and quilted by me...
...and this is my contribution to the Great American Jelly Roll Race - it was so much fun to make!
I'm currently hand-sewing the binding on two quilts, a third is in the dryer getting its crinkly goodness, and they'll all be going to church tonight for our semi-annual GroupLink - a time when people can learn about the groups and activities that are available at our church. Hopefully we'll find a whole new batch of ladies (or even guys!) who want to learn to quilt!
I also just ran the totals for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge - 47 active participants made and donated 62 quilts to Judi of Green Fairy Quilts for their charity that takes quilts, school supplies and food to orphans in Romania! Woohoo!! I can't wait for next year!!
So that's what's going on in The Sweatshop this week! And since we're all suffering from the heat, it seems, here's something to look forward to....
Can't you just feel the cool snap of the autumn air? Bring it on!!!