I hope you're having a good week! Winter returned with a vengeance over the weekend, but seems to be going away again - we're back to warming weather, although it's still rainy. Hopefully the sun will come out again soon!
We've delivered three quilts this week for the ministry. The front and back of the first was pieced by Cindy.....
This next quilt was made by Debora. Lots of cheerful I-Spy blocks in this one!
This quilt is going to a newborn baby boy in our church!
And here's the last quilt, which is the only one I can completely claim as my work this week...
This quilt is going to a woman in our church who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. (If you've ever requested a charitable donation letter for a donation you've made to our ministry, she's the one who prepares them.) She just redecorated her house in chocolate and teal, and it was a pleasure to be able to work with those colors for this pretty quilt!
Lots of folks signed the panel in the back with well-wishes and encouragement for her! And someone (I'm sorry, I can't remember exactly who) donated that beautiful feather print that makes up the back!
We've got four more quilts on the request list right now - that should keep us busy for the rest of the week!
And we've taken on a new project! Our church takes mission groups to New Orleans to help out with hurricane recovery (yes, it's still going on!) several times a year. The senior high school students work with five elementary schools in the area, and we are planning to make quilts to take with them for some of the kids in those schools. I don't think we'll be able to make enough for all the kids (LOL!) but they can be given to the school counselor to be distributed where they will be most useful. It should be a fun project, and will give our new members a chance to make smaller quilts as they learn. And lots of chances to learn free motion quilting!
So that's what we're working on in The Sweatshop!! What are you working on this week?