Quilts from the Bluffs will hold its monthly quilt day this Saturday, October 11, from 9:30am - 3:30pm. We meet at First Christian Church on Hwy 92 in the lower level East side. If you come in the North East doors at the back of the church, you can follow the signs to our room. Bring your sewing machine and basic supplies. All fabric and patterns are supplied.
This month we are going to continue to use up kits I have on hand and get some of our backlog of quilt tops sandwiched, quilted, and bound. Hope you can join us!
This month we are celebrating our 8th anniversary as a quilt ministry. We have grown so much since that first quilt day and I am amazed at the quilts and the friendships that we have made. We have delivered around 2,200 quilts and currently have over 50 quilters on our active roster. Thank you so much for your dedication to what we are doing and for all the time and resources you contribute.
Harvest of Talents
The Harvest of Talents craft fair will be held October 18. There is still time to donate hand made items. Please bring them to quilt day this Saturday. Also, plan on coming to shop! All proceeds will go to For God's Children International.
We held our 7th annual quilt retreat last week and had a great time. We were able to quilt in the new Chapel which gave us so much more room than we are used to. We had beautiful weather and the only complaint may have been it was too hot. We ran the air conditioning the whole time.
Thank you to Cindy and Barb for stopping by the camp Saturday morning to take our pictures!
Love our retreat shirts!
The new chapel.
The semi-annual Project Linus blanket making day is November 1 at Bryan High School in Bellevue from 9:00-1:00. We are trying to get our kids quilts finished by then so I can deliver them that day.
Charmed for Charity Quilt Marathon
We are planning a new event in January...a Quilt Marathon! The event will be held January 23 from 5:00-9:00 and on January 24 from 9:00 - 5:00 at First Christian Church. The idea is to make as many Charmed for Charity quilts as we can in these two days. For those that don't know what these are, we take 5" squares and sew them in 11 rows of 9 squares. They are fast and easy and I think we can really get a lot of quilts made in these two days.
This is a great time to invite your friends or get youth involved with sewing and doing volunteer work for the community. I would like to "pack the house" that weekend as well as allow people to work from home and communicate with us through our Quilt Like U Mean It! Facebook page.
We'll have more to come on this but mark your calendars now. We have scheduled the following weekend as a snow date if the weather is bad.
I believe that covers what I needed to communicate with everyone this month. If you have any questions about the group, please email me. Hope to see a big crowd on Saturday.