Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Quilts of Valor - Softball Team edition

About 5 years ago I met the Softball coach from the local University - and we got to chatting. She was telling me that the Team needed to do Community Support Work, and of course I said - hey - They could work on Quilts of Valor with us.... and the tradition has continued!!

They came and joined us at our sew day and dug in to making the QOV CO block Drive Blocks!!

I had all the half squares pre-made - just thought that would be easier, and had all the 2 inch strips cut.  I drew the directions up on the Board .... sort of made me feel like a teacher - ha!

And away they went.  There were only 4 new players this year - so only 4 new people to teach how to work the machines - and Bam!!!

They just got to work!!!

I told them - have fun, don't worry about how many you make, just enjoy!!

Dianne had made them homemade cookies - 
we wanted them to feel at home!
Then one of the girls yells - those with the most blocks wins!!



And my goodness did they get those machines cranking!!

In two hours they made 103 finished blocks
and a stack of 10 that needed one more log!



Pretty dang impressive right?????

Go forth and quilt!!

17 comments:

Ariane said...

Such a great idea. You never know you might have made a few future quilters in that gang of girls.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looks like a super fun day!! Fabulous turnout and incredible (block) production.

Missy Shay said...

What a great community service project! Good for those girls, I bet you will have some future quilters in that bunch!

Summer said...

Looks so fun! Love the group photo♥

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Glad to see everyone had so much fun with the blocks!

Kevin the Quilter said...

This is just so cool on so many levels! I will bet that some of these softball players will end up quilting at some point in their life after this!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Love it! They're ballers so of course they're competetive! I can see my softball playing granddaughter yelling out a challenge like that. And who knows, maybe a couple of them will get the sewing/quilting bug.

Linda Swanekamp said...

What a super idea! Great blocks, great teamwork, it is a win-win for everyone!

Barob Book Blog said...

Looks like a super bunch a young ladies on their way to becoming 'master quilters'. It's wonderful to have them as part of such a great volunteer organization like QOV!

allthingzsewn said...

There is no telling how many lives you have touched is a positive way.
Blessings to you.

Nikki Moshier said...

What a great group! They look like they enjoyed themselves!

Miaismine said...

You just created a whole new generation of quilters - maybe! Fabric stores - be ready! :) Awesome post!

Bonnie said...

How fun this looks. They may never stitch again but it is terrific they had the opportunity to try piecing, sewing and doing something good thrown in. Wonderful progress!

Dar said...

Great idea and a wonderful bunch of piecers. Impressive with the number of blocks they made in 2 hours.

Vic in NH said...

In that final photo, every single one of the group has a big smile! Not one bad picture from anyone. They really had fun!

Kate said...

How fun! They did a great job.

Lisa S. said...

What a great project to do with the team!