Tuesday, January 24, 2012

QOV Sunday Sew In Stats

We had a sew in on Sunday for Quilts of Valor and oh man!!! 23 ladies showed up, we ran out of tables, and had to borrow the picnic table outside!! It was awesome!!

So our stats:

18 Quilts were bound there, 7 were taken home to finish.. and bring back
4 Quilt tops and backings were done
11 Pillowcases were brought
1 Quilt top with its backing was delivered
1 finished quilt ( all started and finished at home) was brought

A lot of binding was made and used

one bag of chocolates, one box of fancy chocolates, and 1 bottle of Dr Pepper. I think everyone was working too hard to consume much of anything.... and they are awesome!!

This is the one that was done at home - all by Sharon!!

Rachel is starting a new quilt - the drunkards path in Batiks - yummy!!

This is Paula and Jody - hand binding!!!  They were almost as quick as the machine binders.... who knew you could go that fast?

Harriett Machine Binding...

And I am glad they are prepared - I have A LOT of Quilts out to Colorado Long Armers.... I am so tickled. And I ran out of batting - I LOVE it!! .... I have an opportunity to by batting at pretty low prices every once in a while, so I do it, and share the batting with our LA'ers. Helps defray the costs....


beaquilter said...

good job! I would love to have a group like that near me, I'm part of two guilds and one time the guild was having a booth at a hospital for international day or something like that I asked to help and was told I could bring my owls etc to sell, then I got there and got the cold shoulder from the other ladies there, they were working on bindings for donation quilts and I asked if I could help, since we were just sitting there, and they said NO! they were fine- I knew they had a pile of them, but WHATEVER! you can delete this when you read it....

Dirt Road Quilter said...

What an exciting and productive day! I'll bet it was so much fun! Sounds like you've got an amazing group of gals who are doing a wonderful job of keeping our service members covered in quilts and prayer. I think I need to make one like the one Harriet's binding. Do you happen to know where I could find that pattern. Don't go searching for it, if you don't know because I think I can figure it out. I'm thinking raw edge stars. Off to order the star die for my Accuquilt. :)

Nancy said...

Bravo! Take a bow everyone.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful group! They were so welcoming when I visited you. Great job ladies!

Shari in AZ

marilyn said...

Where do you get your batting? I'm always on the lookout. Sometimes I can go through 100 yards a month :)