Well, Friday has rolled around once again, and we all know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on! I can't wait to see what you all have been working on, so let's get started!
First of all, the call for help. My Instagram friend, Sarah Hunter, who blogs over at Lazy Cozy Quilts, is hosting the Patchwork and Pillowcases Drive to benefit the Socorro Foundation.
"The Socorro Foundation, a non-profit organization (and 100% volunteer) is opening a Family Shelter and Education Center that receives families released from federal agencies. They provide families with a safe place to rest, shower, eat and prepare for the next leg of their journey to their sponsor family In addition to much needed supplies like clean socks, diapers and formula, families receive educational courses on American laws, culture and language to give them a head start in rebuilding their lives. The shelter intends to provide for 100 new people every three to five days, and hopes to double their capacity soon."
From her website, here is the information about what they need:
You can find out more information on the Socorro Foundation, including their Amazon wishlist, by clicking on the Patchwork and Pillowcases Drive link in the paragraph above.
In a world that sometimes reflects the meanest side of humanity, quilters shine as generous, open hearted and open handed to all. I hope you'll join me in supporting this very worthy effort!
Well, despite my best efforts, I didn't manage to get a finish this week - two days out of town will really mess up your plans! So I thought I'd share pictures of some of the wonderful ladies who work in our quilt ministry at church....
This is Lisa (on the left) and Deb (on the right). Lisa spends most of her time standing right there cutting up scraps - trying to make headway but really just staying afloat! Deb likes to find backs for the quilt tops - she's cutting one here, as you can see.
Sherry is working on a baby quilt - she doesn't have much time to sew each week, because she teaches 5th grade girls at 6:15, but she tries to come in and do a little bit each week before class!
Theresa is new this fall! She is still afraid of the sewing machines, but she likes to iron, so she's helping clean up our fat quarter bins and sort out the things that shouldn't be in there. Maybe I can get her on the long arm machine next week!
And here's Rita! She really doesn't like to have her picture taken, so I had to sneak this one. This lady is a quilting machine! She keeps me hopping, binding the quilts after she takes them off the frame.
We had a smaller group this evening - missing were Mary, another Lisa, Donetta, Lynn, and Gina. We've got a really good group this year! These are the hands that complete the quilts that bring comfort people in need.
So - - - can they get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!