Saturday, January 3, 2015

January 2015

It is a new year and we have new challenges and adventures ahead of us.  I am so excited to see what we will accomplish this year.

Last year we delivered 401 quilts...that's 27 more than in 2013.  This year we are adding Open Door Mission to our list of recipients and we are really wanting to push our total number of quilts to around 500 to meet our goal of at least 100 quilts for Open Door MissionCan we do this?  

Quilts from the Bluffs meets monthly at First Christian Church on the 2nd Saturday.  We also sponsor two sessions each month at Cut Up & Quilt quilt shop we call "Charmed for Charity".  This year we are also holding a Quilt Marathon January 23-24 to try to push our boundaries a bit and see how many quilts we can make in a two-day period.  We also accept donated quilts you make on your own and these can be dropped of at Cut Up & Quilt. Please help spread the word to anyone you may know that has a heart for charity quilting!


January Quilt Day
We will be meeting this Saturday from 9:30-3:30 at First Christian Church, Council Bluffs.  We will be changing rooms this month and will meet in room C3 (next door to the room we have been meeting in.)  We have had some difficulties with the set up and clean up with our current room now that they are using in for preschool Sunday School.  

We will be working in teams to create four "Scrap Vomit" quilts.  These are twin-size and will be great quilts for Children's Square.  I will also have some kits to make twin-size quilts using 10" squares for those that prefer to work with bigger pieces.



Quilt Marathon
As mentioned above, we will be holding our first Quilt Marathon.  Tell all your quilting friends!  I am hoping for a big turn out. 

Group T-Shirts
For those that ordered t-shirts, I will have them on Saturday.  If you haven't paid for yours, please have your payment with you.  If you won't be at quilt day, let me know and we can make other arrangements for delivery.

Charmed for Charity
We will continue our Charmed for Charity groups this year at Cut Up & Quilt quilt shop.  They will continue to meet on the first Thursday for the evening session (6:00-8:00) and the third Wednesday for the afternoon session (1:00-3:00).

UFO Challenge
We will hold our UFO Challenge for the second year.  This is an individual challenge to finish a list you put together for yourself.  If you would like to participate and have not sent me your list of projects, you still have time to get your list in to me.  I believe we have 8 so far in the challenge.  Send your list to qftbluffs@gmail.com.


We are off to a great year!  Hope to see everyone at quilt day Saturday!

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