Monday, May 15, 2017

May Workshop

We had two great workshops this past week. We had a cutting workshop with Ellen M. and Cyndi on Wednesday. We used our donated Go Accuquilt fabric cutter and made 6 1/2" squares and 2 1/2" strips out of our smaller than 1/2 yard pieces. Thank you ladies!!!
On Saturday, Eileen, Sally, Diane and I worked on various projects (Diane and Eileen are not pictured here but we are so thankful for them!!!). Some finishing quilt tops, some working on foundation piecing and Rebecca dropped off several quilts. It was so good seeing everyone!!

Donated quilt by Sally P. 
Donated quilt by Sally P.

Quilt made by Rebecca R.

April Workshop and Delivery!

April Workshop: 

Great rainy, cold day to be inside and sew with friends while making quilts (and things) for kids in need!!! Thank you for coming out Eileen, Sally, Benay, Dianne, Melinda, Kat and Rebecca!! Seven quilts, six pillowcases and two quilted tote bags were turned in today. Plus several quilt tops quilted and ready to be bound. Everyone was working on something different and some were learning new tips and tricks!
We had to say good-bye to Melinda today. She will be venturing south permanently to her home in Florida. We will miss you!!

Kathryn and Rebecca bringing in the many quilts they made.

Sweet ladies hard at work.

Thank you Melinda for all you did for QFK!
Benay's finished quilt (Love the artistic border!)

April Delivery:

Delivered 3 quilts to AAMC and 15 quilts to Sarah's House in Fort Meade, Maryland!! May these quilts give comfort and a hug from those who so lovingly made them.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March Workshop

Yesterday we had our monthly workshop. We welcomed two new sweet ladies to our group, Trudy and her daughter Cindy! Trudy brought in two quilts she had finished (photos below) and they turned out beautifully!!
We got a lot accomplished yesterday as we were working on different projects. Trudy was at the cutting station helping to make more kits while Cindy was sewing a quilt top for the first time (I think we have her hooked)! Debbie was also working on a quilt top. Benay, Sally and I worked on the Crazy Quilt-as-you-go quilt top we started last month and Rebecca brought in several quilts she had quilted on her longarm. We missed those who couldn't make it and hope to see you next month!!

Trudy with her quilt finished!

Trudy with the second quilt finished!

Trudy putting together quilt kits.

Cindy and Benay working on quilt projects.

Rebecca brought in several quilts finished and some ready to be bound.

Friday, December 23, 2016

December Deliveries!

We had the biggest month ever for deliveries!!!  Thank you to all who gave their time, talent and fabric to provide for children this Christmas!!!  Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!! Hope to see you in 2017!!!!

Loading up 83 quilts and 30 pillowcases to Walk the Walk Foundation's "Walk of Christmas"!

Getting loaded onto the big truck at BACC.

More waiting to be loaded.

They are loaded and ready to bring warmth and comfort to kids in need in Anne Arundel County and West Virginia!!

Nine of our smaller quilts went to Annapolis Pregnancy Center.

Twenty-three quilted tote bags, filled with coloring books, crayons and stickers, went to Anne Arundel Medical Center's Pediatric Emergency Department.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Build-A-Quilt-As-You-Go Decemer Workshop

It's time for our last workshop of the year! I thought we could do something different. I will bring in all our 2 1/2" strips, 5", and 6 1/2" squares and we can "Build-a-Quilt-as-You-Go".  You get to choose the colors and pattern.  Make it simple or crazy! Make it scrappy or traditional!  It's up to you!!  (There will be regular kits available as well).

We will meet Saturday, December 17th at BACC, room 235, from 10:00 - 1:30 pm. Please bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies.

Monday, October 10, 2016

September Workshop

Melinda and Jules turned in finished pillowcases and Jules worked on completing quilts. Tamie put together some quilts kits from fabric donated by Sue Barnett. Rebecca made and quilted 3 quilts and Caelyn (my granddaughter) made her first quilted tote bag! Even though this was Tamie's last Saturday with us, we didn't say "good-bye" but "see you in Florida"! We all hope to be down to visit her soon!
Julianna arranging quilt blocks.

Melinda working on a winter pillowcase.

Caelyn making her very first project, a quilted tote bag!

Julianna sewing the blocks together.

Tamie laying out blocks from Sue B. to put into a kit. This quilt will have a darling Tinker Bell backing!

Caelyn and I with her tote bag finsihed!

We are having our next workshop this Saturday, October 15th at BACC from 10:30 - 1:30 pm in room 235. Please bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies and lunch. Kits for tote bags, pillowcases and quilts will be available.
I would like to focus on making quilted tote bags and pillowcases to give to the Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital in Baltimore in December. We have about 7 bags right now and would like to give about 25 if we could. We hope you can join us!!!!
Thank you to all who have been donating coloring books and crayons for the bags!!! I know they will be a blessing to the kids this Christmas!!

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!!