Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What's Cookin' at The Sweatshop, Week #19 - A Busy Week!!

Hi, all!

Once again, another busy week at the Sweatshop!!  It really felt like one tonight at church - I think we had 12-14 ladies crammed in one classroom sewing!  It's so good when we get together, though - we have a great time!  We've got lots of new ladies on Wednesday nights, too - and they keep coming back!  Woohoo!!

Here are the quilts we delivered this week...

This pretty quilt, made by ministry member Robin, was given to an elderly woman with COPD and heart issues.  Here's a shot of the back...

Robin's a new quilter, but she's definitely got a knack for it!  


This pretty quilt, made from donated blocks sent by Terri of QuiltNCards, has found a new home with a young man recently diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma.  Joanna made the beautiful back of this quilt...


Here's a finished shot of the Funky Geese quilt - it was delivered to a 14-year old boy undergoing treatment for lymphoma.  His mom says it arrived at just the right time!  Here's a shot of the back...

Believe me when I say that purple, lime green and red is an odd combination of colors - but thankfully his mom said it is perfect!


Aren't the colors in this wonderful?  Ministry member Kathy and her daughter Anna worked on this one for a 17-year old girl in our church youth group who had to have surgery for a large brain tumor today.  And here's the back - with a little extra punch from the sun!

This beauty was pieced by ministry member Joanna, and went to an older woman recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.  It's another 1600 quilt - such a simple design, but always beautiful!!

So those are the quilts that were delivered this week.  We've got six more identified needs that we're working on, two more I think will be added to the list this week, and I handed out ten quilt kits tonight for the ladies to work on!  I'm so thankful for the many many willing hands that work with this ministry!!


And now, a reminder of the scrappy block challenge that's going on right now.  You can read about it here - and there's still time to pull a block design together before the linky party on Wednesday, February 8th!!  I hope you'll join in - there are prizes!!!




  1. It's so wonderful you have such a fun, active group - and growing group too. Again applause for such beautiful quilts going to homes in need - thank you ladies.

  2. Sarah, what a satisfying thing to do. It feels so good to give!

    Any ideas on what to do with wall quilts that ar not big enough for comfort quilts? I don't net to toss them, but I don't think they are worth selling...

    I sure wish I lived near you, I would join your group for sure!

  3. I'm sure those quilts will give solace to all of the recipients.

    And a word to your newbie, Robin: I love the colors you put in the quilt. So warm and happy.

  4. I love the big squares of purple, orange, and green together in that first one. There's just something about it that is so captivating. They're all gorgeous in their own ways.


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