Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What's Cookin' At The Sweatshop?



Hi, all!

It's been an interesting and busy week so far, here in Tennessee - I hope things are going well wherever you are!  I've got a few quilts to share with you today, and a new upcoming project, so let's get started!

First of all, one of the quilts I shared with you last week has found a new home.  It was originally slated to be used by the pastor for the healing and prayer service, but we had a need come up and this was the perfect quilt for it.


This quilt went all the way to Hawaii, to give a quilt-y hug to a woman just diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer.  She wrote back to say that it kept her warm through all her scans this week, as they work to diagnose and determine treatment for her.


This quilt, pieced by Joanna, went to a little 3-year old boy who is going to have surgery on his skull...


...and this one, made from a top donated by Carol C., went to his mother, who is really struggling with the fact that he needs surgery.  This will be his second surgery, and the first was very difficult.  Our hope is that these quilts will remind them of God's love and our prayers for them every time they see them.


And this pretty quilt, made by A.D., is going to a young mom in our community who was just diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  It's so horrible to see young people dealing with cancer, and even harder when there are children involved....

So those are the quilts we've given away this week.  We'll be working on at least two more this week (so far) plus a slew of baby quilts - there are seven expectant moms that we know of right now!

And now for the new project!  One of our church members has a real heart for orphans, and has contacted the local Dept. of Children's Services about any needs they might have.  They requested bags for the children to use when they move from one home to another. 


It turns out that the kids usually only have a garbage sack to carry their stuff in and sometimes they end up breaking and spilling their belongings everywhere.  So we are going to help her make some of these sacks/duffles for DCS to keep on hand.  She's not a sewer, but I think we can work these up pretty quick and easy!

So that's what we've been working on at the sweatshop this week!  Saturday we meet to sew and we'll be having a class on making T-shirt quilts - should be fun!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs!

Sarah





18 comments:

  1. That was one of the things we were praying about once we get settled in our new church building. We were thinking quilts for the children. We'll just keep praying and see what opportunities the Lord opens up.

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  2. All of the quilts are just beautiful..... But they are more beautiful because of the love and prayers that were put in with each stitch.... Blessings on you, your ministry and all of the people, children and families that receive these quilts.

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  3. Such wonderful quilts to fill hearts. Let me know if you need supplies for the bags.

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  4. You all do amazing work...I'm so happy to see one of my tops going to a good home. Would love to know more about the bags.

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  5. Hugs to you and your crew. Well done.

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  6. You and your church do so many wonderful things. Clothing bags for Foster children is one of those badly needed items that one would not think of. Thank you for another heart warming post.

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  7. Love the bag project....if you want help with this project post the type of fabric, size of bag and the length of strings and I'll see what I can do.

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  8. I recently got some nice kids canvas that would work great for those bags. I think I'll be sending you a box this weekend

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  9. That's a gorgeous batch of quilts. I hope you will share the measurements and details about the bags on the blog so that some of us can help to make them.
    I mailed the quilt kit today by Priority service so you should have it by Monday or Tuesday.

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  10. Ditto on the bags, size - color - length of ties... and if there is any other peculiarity, make up a little tutorial. I'd love to help you!
    Hugs~

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  11. Is your group a guild? Here you can get a nice discount at the local quilt stores if you are a memeber of one. Just a thought.
    Hugs again~

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  12. Ditto on wanting to know the size, pattern etc for the foster kids bags. Great idea!

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  13. You and your ministry are such an inspiration. I would LOVE to be at the point that I can do something similar. Mayor are amazing!

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  14. Great work this week! Love the bag idea and yes, me too...I would love to make some bags for kids and would like to know the useable size :-)

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