Saturday, June 7, 2014

June 2014 Quilt Day

I hope everyone has been enjoying warmer weather FINALLY.  Hard to believe that it is already June.  Next Saturday we will be getting together for our monthly quilt day at First Christian Church, Council Bluffs.  We meet from 10:00 - 3:00 in room C1 on the lower level East side of the church.  It is easier to go in the lower doors at the back of the church and follow the signs.  Bring your sewing machine and a snack/lunch.  All fabric and patterns are supplied.

We have had a lot of success working with 10" squares and we will take one more month to continue with the 10 minute block and the One Patch quilts.  I also have several quilts that need binding and several Charmed for Charity tops that need to be quilted.

Quilt Deliveries
Quilts for Mercy Hospital

We shipped five quilts to Quilts of Compassion to be given to the Tornado Relief efforts in the Southern states hit so hard.  I love watching what this group is doing and hope to support their efforts more in the future.

We also gave 26 quilts to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.  Sue Simmons, Chaplain, passed on her appreciation for these quilts and wants you to know what a difference they are making in people's lives.

We have eight quilts ready to be delivered to Children's Square as well and a stack building for Project Linus that will be delivered in October.

Quilt Retreat - "Quilt Addiction"

The quilt retreat is filling up fast this year.  If you have not registered yet and want to go, fill out the attached registration form and bring it Saturday or mail it to me with a $25 deposit to hold your spot.  There are only 8 spots left!

Charmed for Charity

Our Charmed for Charity (C4C) groups continue to meet at Cut Up & Quilt and have been a great success.  Thank you to all who have joined us.  

For June only, the afternoon group will not meet on the third Wednesday due to the Omaha Quilt Show preparation the quilt shop needs to do to get ready for their booth.

We will meet in July for both the evening and afternoon groups.

Work Day

I plan on opening my house up on the 2nd Thursday of each month for anyone who would like to help cut fabric (with the Studio fabric cutter), put kits together, sew labels on, pick out backings for quilt tops and anything else that needs to be done to prepare for quilt day.  The more prepared we can be ahead of time, the more productive everyone can be on quilt day.  

The first work day will be this Thursday, June 12, from 5:30-9:00.  You don't have to come the whole time.  Please let me know if you will be coming or respond to the event on our FaceBook page so I know how many to expect.  If you need directions to my house, let me know.

Thirty-One Book Party

This month Thirty-One is offering the Large Utility Tote for $10 with the purchase of $35.  You can also get a Deluxe Utility Tote for $25 with a $35 purchase.  If you haven't already discovered how great these totes are for hauling around all our quilt stuff, you should definitely check them out.  Let me know if you would like anything by June 15.



Looking forward to a great day quilting with you Saturday.

Jeanine

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