Saturday, February 18, 2012

Visiting Quilting Groups

Every Once in a while I get invited to visit a group, give a little talk, and have some fun!! I was invited to a group in Denver .. they are the Miracles group - and oh my heavens, is that an organized group.   Miracles is a treatment center, and in their treatments, quilting is offered. 

These ladies quilt once a week, and do a wonderful job. They are led by Jessica.. and her able bodied volunteers.

This is the *kit* bucket... they kit up fabrics so that there are enough Fat Quarters, or strips to make a quilt top.

They have a  *How to* quilt hanging on the wall so you can see what to do!

Isn't that a great idea?  I am such a visual person - I just loved this!!

These are some of the quilt tops they had ready for me to take - and to get to LongArm Quilters for Quilts of Valor.

This quilt (below) was made by Donna. It is her 9/11 Quilt. She started it the day after... and it is just gorgeous. In the flag - there is a piece of fabric for each person lost at the trade center.
Just magnificent. So much better in person.

I was so impressed with this group - after I talked about what Quilts of Valor is, and thanked them for all the tops that they create over the years , they put me to work!!! Can you believe it?

I ironed, I cut, I tore out the unworthy design elements ( tee hee), and i ironed some more. But mostly I listened to the stories, the things they were learning, and the desire to be of help to someone else.   Jessica - your girls are awesome!! Thanks for inviting me!!


Nancy said...

What an amazing group. Thanks for sharing their story.

Impera_Magna said...

How cool is that! It must be fun to get together and sew like that on a regular basis...

Congratulations to the Miracles quilting group!!!

LizA. said...

What an inspiring group. That quilt is just amazing--I LOVE it!

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a wonderful group to give so much of themselves for the benefit of others. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Willis said...

bless them for their work, lovely quilts!

The Thompsons said...

I can't get over how amazing and meaningful that flag quilt is! What an inspirational bunch of women.