Sunday, March 2, 2014

Quilt Day Reminder March 2014

I hope everyone is staying warm.  What a freezing week we have had.  I am sure it will warm up by quilt day Saturday, March 8.  If not, it will be warm and friendly inside at least!  We meet at First Christian Church in Council Bluffs from 10:00 - 3:00 on the lower level room C1.  It is easier to enter through the NorthEast doors at the back of the church.

This month we will be finishing up quilts we have that are in various stages of completion. I will bring some quilts that can be easily quilted on a domestic machine.  We need to concentrate on getting more quilts totally finished to reduce our never-ending backlog of quilt tops.  I would appreciate all the help I can get from those who are comfortable quilting--either on their domestic or longarm.  

If you are a longarmer and would like me to bring you some quilts, let me know.  Otherwise, i do not want to haul them to quilt day.  We have plenty that lend themselves to a longarm more than the domestic.

Quilt Deliveries
We have started out the year with a bang!  A total of 108 quilts have been delivered so far.  81 went to Project Linus, 17 to Mercy Hospital, and 10 to Children's Square.  If you would like to view some pictures of the quilts we delivered, check out our blog.

Charmed for Charity (C4C)
Our new venture, Charmed for Charity, has been a real success.  We have had two afternoon groups and one evening group so far and will meet again this Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 at Cut Up and Quilt quilt shop.  Stop by and pick up a kit, drop off a finished quilt or stay and help cut, kit and sew.

  • Afternoon group meets the 3rd Wednesday from 1:00-3:00
  • Evening group meets the 1st Thursday from 6:00-8:00

Friendship Quilt
Thank you so much for the beautiful quilt that was presented to me last quilt day.  What a wonderful surprise!  It is wonderful to know you have people in your corner that care about what you are going through.  What a great big hug I felt.  I still have five blocks I am trying to identify the owner.  If you made a block and have not let me know which block was yours, please let me know.

Thirty-One Catalog Party
Most quilters know about Thirty-One totes/bags.  I am sure whoever came up with this company was a quilter. My daughter, Christy, just started selling it this week and is looking to earn her starter kit.  

Gail Brow will be hosting the catalog party.  If you would like anything, please let Gail or me know what you want.  You can check out the March specials and the catalog on line and we will have a catalog at quilt day Saturday.

Looking forward to spending the day with you on Saturday!!


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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mercy Hospital February 2014

We delivered 17 quilts to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.  As always, they are so appreciative of the efforts of all the quilters that volunteered their time to make these beautiful quilts.

Project Linus 2014

Today Quilts from the Bluffs delivered 81 quilts to Project Linus (Omaha/Council Bluffs).  We also were lucky enough to win the sewing machine drawing (two years in a row.)  It was a good day.

Here are some of the quilts we donated.