Sunday, October 6, 2013

Quilts from the Bluffs October Quilt Day

We are celebrating our 7th anniversary as a group this month.  Looking back over the past seven years, it is amazing how far we have come.  Thank you for your participation!  It is amazing how much can be accomplished when we unite our passion for quilting with quilters across the community!  We have delivered 1,888 quilts since October, 2006 and 305 so far this year!

We will meet again this Saturday, October 12, from 10:00 - 3:00 at First Christian Church.  We meet on the lower level and it is easier to enter through the NorthEast door at the back of the church.  Follow the signs.  We will be working on a "Stacked Coin" scrap quilts or a 9-patch using the leftover I Spy blocks we have from last quarters quilts.  Feel free to work on any other quilts you have in progress as well.

Quilts of Valor Ceremony

On September 15, we held our first Quilts of Valor ceremony.  Ten active and veteran men were given quilts as a thank you for their service.  We had approximately 125 in attendance and each quilt was well received and appreciated.  Thanks to the eight 4-H girls that made four of the quilts and did several of the quilt presentations.  To view pictures from the event, see our blog orFaceBook page.

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Wanda Wonky Quilt Retreat

We had a wonderful quilt retreat this year with 26 ladies in attendance.  What a wonderful way to get to know each other better, get lots of projects done and eat like royalty!  If you haven't checked out the pictures yet, there are three albums on our FaceBook page.

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Next year's retreat theme will be Quilt Addiction.  That should need no explanation!  We are looking at September 25-28 and will I will let you know when this date has been verified with the camp.

Project Linus Blanket Making Day

October 5 was Project Linus's 10th anniversary celebration.  We donated 106 quilts making our total for 2013 at 135 quilts to Project Linus.  It is fun to attend this event and see all ages working to make blankets, sewing on labels, or just helping to bundle quilts and carry in items from cars.  Ginny DeBates does a great job coordinating.

I took a few pictures that you can see on our FaceBook page.

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You can see it has been a busy month for us.  I am looking forward to quilting with you on Saturday.  

Jeanine Williams
Coordinator, 712-828-0311

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