Well, it's been a busy week for the quilt ministry! We had our monthly get together and luckily had someone who thought to take a picture of the ladies, so I can show you some of my wonderful sewing sisters....
Aren't they lovely? And guess what - they gave me a hat shower on Saturday - I forgot to take a picture of the hats, but I'll try to throw one in later on this week! We had a ball getting together and making backs for quilts, working on other projects, checking out some new donations that came in while we were meeting (thanks, Stephanie!) and of course, eating! They brought so much food that we spent a long time eating.... lol!!
Today, this quilt was delivered to my doctor's office to go to a young woman I met at chemo yesterday - she has to go to chemo once a week and doesn't have a great support network - so we thought she could use a quilty hug!!
This pretty quilt is going to a fellow blogger - my friend Kelley, who blogs at My Front Porch, has a blog friend who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, and thought she would appreciate a quilt from our ministry. By the way, Kelley was our first recipient, and the start of our quilt ministry! Now she makes the hand-made cards that we give with each of our quilts. They're gorgeous!
Tomorrow this quilt will be delivered to church to go to a woman who is going through a very troubled pregnancy. She loves bright colors, so this quilt seems to be right up her alley! Don't you love that vintage red polka dot on the binding?
We're also working on quilts for a family that recently suffered a death in the family - this flimsy will be one of the quilts that goes to the family, and this finished quilt will be going also....
I'm in the process of piecing another top, too, but don't have pictures of those blocks. My friend Cindy started them, but ran into a snag that I worked out for her (frustration set in.... she needed a break!) and I hope to get that top finished tomorrow.
I'm also working on quilting a beautiful blue batik jelly roll race quilt that was on the frame when my Juki decided to go berserk and start skipping stitches. (Sadly, my house call repair guy couldn't fix it, so we have a 7:45 a.m. appointment at the shop tomorrow morning - hopefully they can fix it while I wait! He was a little surprised when I told him I had fifteen quilts waiting to go on the frame, so maybe! Keep your fingers crossed..) The blue batik is going to a young man who was in a horrible motorcycle accident and I really need to get it finished and off to him soon. Sorry I don't have a pic of this one, but I'll get one soon and post it - hopefully next week it will be a finished quilt pic and not just a work in progress!
Oh, and one last quilt - I finished the binding on this quilt yesterday, so it's ready for its new home - as soon as God tells us the address! I loved the comment that someone left when I said a quilt didn't have a recipient yet - she told me that God knew where it was going, He just hadn't told us the address yet! Isn't that brilliant - and true! This top was pieced by Sharon Vrooman - we added the borders and a pretty red back. I think it turned out great!
So that's just some of what we've been working on this week - looks like our "break" is over and it's going to get busy again!! Whew!!