Thursday, October 26, 2017

Softball and Quilts

Last weekend was the 4th Anniversary of our Quilts of Valor group stitching with the University of Northern Colorado Softball team -and they did not fail - we had a blast!!!

Four years ago only a few of the players had sewn, and we jumped right in - this year - it was only a few of the new recruits that had not sewn, so jumping in was much easier.

The players paired up - 2 players per machine and off we went!!

In past years they have made blocks, helped with a presentation, and Cut - but this time - they had a lofty goal - finish 4 complete Quilt tops - in 2 hours!

So we stole Kevin the Quilters 2014 Block drive block ......



4 Tops were completed!!
( I'll have to show you them when they are all quilted - we couldn't hold them all up)

Want to see us in action?
They do not sit still well

Having fun laying out the blocks

Watching them grow

It was a great time - and we sure enjoy having them come in and be 
a part of honoring our Veterans Touched by war

Linking To:
TGIF Friday
Whoop Whoop at Confessions
Finished or Not Finished


Janice said...

What a great idea! That is such a neat thing to involve the softball girls that way. I bet they had a ton of fun!

Ramona said...

How fun! And what a wonderful project for the softball team. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilts.

Carlie Nichols said...

Awesome blocks and young women. Proud to count them as quilters. Carlie Nichols

Kat said...

Such a cool idea!

Kate said...

Congrats on meeting the goal! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun.

Snowcatcher said...

How cool to get them involved, especially in this polarizing time. I'm so glad they got to see so much accomplished in such a short time by working together. That lesson is going to last them a lifetime. And what wonderful quilt tops!!!!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on another successful team effort. I'll be looking forward to seeing the completed quilts!

grammajudyb said...

That is a great block for young novice sewists. QOV is a great cause. My group is presenting 15 quilts to local veterans this Wednesday at our reg Nov meeting. I am looking forward to it.