Friday, June 24, 2016

Donations, Deliveries and June Workshop!!

We had 53 1/2 lbs of fabric donated by Kathryn and Darcy in May plus a brand new GO Accuquilt fabric cutter donated by Darcy.

On May 9th we donated 10 quilts to the YWCA's Arden House Domestic Violence Shelter/Safe House in Arnold. Thank you quilters for loving on these children in need!!

And on May 27th we delivered 33 quilts to Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore today! Elisabeth Ferguson., Child Life Staff Assistant, received the quilts. What a blessing these quilts will be to children who are sick and in need!

June Workshop:
We had a quite workshop on Saturday but it was fun catching up with everyone. Thanks for coming out Eileen, Melinda, Rebecca and Tamie! We got more kits made up, quilt tops done, and pillowcases made!!

Monday, April 4, 2016

April Homeschooler's Workshop

Our first Friday of the month workshop for homeschoolers was a lot of fun and productive!  The girls know each other from homeschool co-ops so there are always giggles, helping each other and yet they are serious about learning to quilt for others in need.

Jules, Sarah, and Maddie checking out a quilted quilt top.
This is Grace's first time!  Great job Grace!
Jules quilting her quilt! 
Eden with her almost finished top!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

February Workshop

We will be having our 3rd Saturday workshop on February 20th at Bay Area Community Church, room 235, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. I will be demonstrating how to make a Disappearing Four Patch block and will have a few kits available if you would like to practice using this technique.
Please bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies and a lunch (optional). There will be kits, and snacks available.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy New Year!!

2015 was a great year for donations for us!!! Donations to Annapolis Quilts for Kids: 82 quilts, 91 lbs of fabric, 1 large roll batting, thread, and hours and hours of time!!!
Donations from us to kids in need: 53 Preemie quilts, 150 Quilts, 40 Tote Bags, 11 Pillowcases!! We donated these items to Anne Arundel Medical Center, Standford Center in Annapolis, Chrysalis House in Crownsville, Walk the Walk Foundation (Anne Arundel County and West Virginia), and the Northern Virginia Nursing Students Association (for Children's National Medical Center). Thank you all for your generosity, kindness and compassion!! I know you all put a smile on their faces and warmed their hearts in their time of need!! Bless you!!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

November Workshop and Last Delivery of the Year!

November workshop was a mix of finishing up quilts and starting a few new ones. Thank you Eileen, Katie, Tamie, Benay and Rebecca for coming out and helping us get ready for our big delivery!

Final Delivery of the Year!!!

Tamie, Benay, Debbie and I delivered 70 quilts and 11 pillowcases to Walk the Walk Foundation's Walk of Christmas today. We drove up to their warehouse in Glen Burnie and got a tour and explanation of how they operate from David Mitchell, Walk the Walk's founder. It was encouraging to hear and see all the things people donate to make this ministry possible including the warehouse they use to prepare the gifts to deliver to the kids. One of the unique things they do is give each family a disposable camera to take pictures on Christmas morning. Walk the Walk then develops the pictures and sends them to the people who sponsor the kids. We saw lots of bikes, toys and battery operated kids cars. They also include books and Bibles with the gifts. Thank you to everyone who helped bring quilts to kids this Christmas!!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Home Schooler's Workshop

We have a new home schoolers workshop which started up on November 6th. This workshop will meet monthly on the first Friday of every month.

Local home schoolers gathered at BACC to learn how to sew pillowcases for kids in need! Maddie, Katie, Katherine, Aryanna, Deborah, Sarah and Matthew set up their machines and were hard at work all morning. It always warms my heart to see young people sewing for a good cause and learning a great skill!! Great job kiddos!!

October Happenings!


October 17th was our 3rd Saturday workshop and we worked on a group project. We put together Crazy Shortcut Quilt blocks using the quilt-as-you-go method and using our special stitches on our machines! Jean and Leah joined our group for the first time today! It was great to meet you!! Tamie, Benay, Maricela, Melinda, Zoe and Deborah were there also working on the blocks! Rebecca stopped by and dropped off some quilts she had quilted on her long arm! Thank you ladies for making this a fun and very productive day!!

Anne Arundel County Auxiliary Reception

On October 20th, the AAMC Auxilary held a reception to thank all handy crafters for the crafts made and donated to the hospital. We were able to hear and see what other hand crafters are doing to bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of those who visit the hospital for various reasons. 
I know some of you couldn't make it today but know that you are very much appreciated for all you do to comfort kids!!

Trunk or Treat at Bay Area CC

On October 30th, Tamie and I thought it would be fun to have a Quilts for Kids trunk to let more people know about us. We used the recent quilts that were turned in (I hadn't washed them yet) and displayed them on my car. We also set up a little game so the kids could toss a fabric beanbag into a hole. The kids loved the game and several asked about the quilts.

Quilts Turned in!

We had 35 quilts turned in this month!!  Is that a record?!!  Woot Woot!!