Monday, January 25, 2016

Quilt Marathon 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual Quilt Marathon.

We had a great time with 20 attending Friday night and 35 on Saturday.  We completed 30 quilts and have several others on their way to completion.

We will be working to complete these Charmed for Charity quilts at our next monthly quilt day on February 13.

I want to give a special thank you to Sondra and Robert Michaels, Rachel Summy and my husband, Scot Williams for their help in setting up and tearing down for the event.  Sondra did a great job organizing and preparing our meals.  Thank you to Karen Hockom, Sondra, and Rachel for helping to put complete kits together, making the quilt making process so much smoother.  And thank you to everyone else who has helped cut 5" squares, put kits together, join batting pieces together.  It is all your effort that makes an event like this possible.

Here are some of the pictures we took over the weekend.
















































Saturday, January 2, 2016

January 2016 Quilt Day


Happy New Year to everyone.  We will welcome in the new year this Saturday, January 9, for our monthly quilt day.  We meet at First Christian Church in Council Bluffs (Hwy 92) from 9:30-3:30 on the lower level in room C4.

This month we will be making Charmed for Charity quilts and learning an easy way to put rows together after laying out your quilt.  I will also have quilts that need to be quilted and various kits we have on hand.


 



I have been cleaning out and organizing our stash and will bring more fabric to share with the group. We have received some amazing donations of fabric and need to distribute it to others in the group so we can put it to optimal use!

2015 Quilt Distribution

We had a record year in 2015 giving 712 quilts away.  This puts our total since we began in October 2006 to 3068!!  Amazing!

Project Linus300
Open Door Mission106
Ne Med Ped Transplant Unit59
Risen Son49
Gabrielle's Corner28
Mercy Hospital56
Children's Square93
Other2


2nd Annual Quilt Marathon

January 22-23 is the quilt marathon.  If you have not signed up to bring food, we will have sign up sheets at quilt day Saturday.  We are hoping for a good turnout so invite all your quilting friends!!


UFO Challenge 2016

We will be doing the UFO Challenge again this year.  If you are interested in joining us, please send me a list of the projects you would like to finish.  We will add you to our UFO Challenge FaceBook page and you can share with others doing the challenge of your progress throughout the year.  It is a lot of fun and very motivating to get those quilts finished that have been stacking up in your quilt room!


If you have any questions about this quilt ministry, please send me an email at qftbluffs@gmail.com or LIKE our FaceBook page and keep up on the latest.