Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What's Cookin' at The Sweatshop, Week #14

Hi, all!

Well, another week has passed, and it's been a busy one for the ladies of The Sweatshop!  We hosted a crafting day at church last Saturday, calling it Bee Crafty...

...and invited the ladies of the church to join us in some crafting fun!  We ended up with 35 ladies attending, and taught them how to make mug rugs, explaining that they could use the same techniques to make placemats, coasters, pot holders, table runners, and even..... gasp!...... QUILTS!  I hope some of them will join us in the new year and learn to make quilts as part of the quilt ministry.  Here are some pics of the fun....

See that pile of scraps?  I swear it was bigger at the end of the day than when we started!

This young lady was very please with the little quilt made for her doll!


And we made a few quilts that were delivered this week, too...

This pretty quilt, pieced by Sharon, is going to a woman battling leukemia... (you can see close-up shots of it here)

...this beauty, also pieced by Sharon, is going to a teacher in New Orleans dealing with various health issues....

...and this manly quilt is going to an older gentleman in Arkansas who has just been diagnosed with stomach cancer.  It's a beautiful kit that was donated to us (unfortunately it's been a while and I can't remember who donated it, but if it was you, thank you so much, it's lovely!) and pieced by Shirley.  It's flannel, and very very soft!

So that's what we've been up to this week.  Busy busy busy!!  But it's wonderful to be able to help make someone's day a little brighter with quilts - so I'm glad we're able to do this!  



PS - Traveling Stash update - the Traveling Stash is at Nunu's Quilt World - stop on by and join in the fun!


  1. Look at those ladies - something for everyone. And such a wonderful turn out! Look at that smile over a doll quilt - ah, a future quilter.

  2. Looks like lots of fun! It's cool to see a young person using a vintage machine. Pretty quilts by Sharon and others.

  3. I love the look of the wee girl who made the doll's quilt. You just know that is going to be a well loved dolly!!

  4. It's wonderful that you had such a good turn out. It makes sewing so much easier when you have a group of ladies who work together. It's nice to see young girls there too.

  5. 35 participants! Wow! What an awesome turn out for the Sweatshop. :-)

  6. Thank you for posting about the give away. It is amazing what you ladies can get done!


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