Wednesday, December 23, 2015

2015 - What a YEAR!!

That's the number of quilts Quilts from the Bluffs 
delivered to our community in 2015!!!

I am just amazed at the year we've had and the wonderful women I have had the privilege to hang out with.  I am inspired all the time by the continued dedication to what we are doing and their generous hearts.

Here are a few pictures from the year of our quilts and our quilters.

See our FaceBook page for more pictures and information about this group!

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

DECEMBER 2015 Quilts from the Bluffs

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Quilts from the Bluffs will meet Saturday, December 12, for its monthly quilt day at First Christian Church.  We meet from 9:30-3:30 in room C4 (lower level East side).  Our December tradition is to have a pot luck lunch together so bring a dish or dessert to share.  We will have limited use of the kitchen this year so plan accordingly.  We will have extension cords available to plug crock pots into and tables set up in the hallway for food.  All paper goods and water will be supplied.  We will break around noon and eat lunch together as a group.

This will also be a work day so plan on working on quilts we have in some stage of production.  I have several that need binding and several ready to pin/quilt.  There will also be quilt kits available to work on.

Give Away Table

I am bringing several items that were donated for you to chose from.  I am also going to bring fabric to share with you to build up your personal "charity quilt" stash.  I need to share the fabric with you as it is becoming more than I can manage.  My hope is by making it available it will get used quicker.  Feel free to cut it into  useable pieces (10", 5", 2 1/2", 2 1/2" strips) or make up kits and bring  back to the group if you want.  

Charmed 4 Charity

The afternoon Charmed 4 Charity group that meets at Cut Up & Quilt on the 3rd Wednesday of the month will NOT meet in December.  They will resume meeting in January.  

Quilt Marathon

Plans for the 2nd Annual Quilt Marathon are well underway.  Make sure you have your calendars marked for January 22 and 23, 2016.  A flyer is attached if you would like to print it off and share with your friends.

We meet from 5:00-9:00 on Friday night and 9:00-5:00 on Saturday to make simple Charmed 4 Charity (99- 5" squares) quilts.  We will finish as many as we can in that 12-hour time period.  This means from the piecing to the binding.  Kits will be available that include everything you need to finish the quilt.  Bring your sewing machine and filled bobbins and be ready to SEW, SEW, SEW!!  Last year we completed 30 quilts so we will try to beat that record!!  Dinner Friday and Lunch Saturday will be supplied.  Bring a snack to share.

Little Bethlehem Drive Through

First Christian Church has a live nativity scene you can drive through next weekend (11th - 13th) from 7:00-9:00.  It is a great way to celebrate the season. Admission is free.  First Christian Church, 20794 Hwy 92, Council Bluffs.