Friday, December 27, 2013

Goodbye 2013 - Hello 2014

As 2013 comes to an end, I would like to take a minute to reflect on our successes over the past year.

Total quilts delivered in 2013 was 372!  This is a new record.  In 2012 we delivered 320.  I was excited to get over 300 but in 2014 I am pushing for over 400!  I know we can do it!!!

Our total quilts delivered since Quilts from the Bluffs was formed in October, 2006 is 1955.  Next year we will break the 2000 mark and then some!  That is such a great accomplishment.  Many hands make quick and abundant work!

 So, what's up for 2014?

Charmed for Charity (C4C)

We are going to expand our efforts by starting two once-a-month sessions at Cut Up & Quilt quilt shop in Council Bluffs.    We are calling these groups "Charmed for Charity" as we will be focusing our quilts around charms (5" squares).  The intent is that the quilts will be fast and easy to make and we can use up some of our enormous supply of scraps.

The day group meets on the third Wednesday from 1:00-3:00.
The evening group meets on the first Thursday from 6:00-8:00 (beginning on February 6.)

Email if you would like additional information about either the Quilts from the Bluffs monthly quilt day (2nd Saturday at First Christian Church) or the Charmed for Charity groups.

Longarmers Needed

Are you a longarm quilter that would like to give back to the community?  We are in need of quilters that can help finish the backlog of tops we are accumulating.  This is a great way to practice a new design or technique while doing something that will be valued by someone else as well.  If you can help, please let me know (


  1. Congratulations on all the finished quilts! It's amazing how much the group has been able to give. And all because of the great leadership. Thank you for all you do!

    1. Thanks, Karen. I actually don't know what I would do without this group. It is a life-giving force to me and I am so thankful to be able to share with everyone in the group! The quilts are a nice result, too! :-)