Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thank you to all the ladies who brought much love and joy to children in 2014!!

In 2014, we delivered 105 quilts, 46 quilted tote bags and 31 preemie quilts to Stanton Community Center in Annapolis, Chrysalis House in Crownsville, Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic, San Salvador, AAMC, Walk the Walk Foundation, Children's National Medical Center, DC!!! Way to go Kat, Rebecca, Nanci, Joan, Melinda, Ellen, Carol, Prue, Yvonne, Mary, Gloria Ann, Deborah, Eileen, Evelyn, Debbie, Phillis, Tamie & Chiara!!

Looking forward to 2015!!!

The wonderful group of ladies who sew for Annapolis Quilts for Kids (several ladies are missing from this photo, wish you were here!!)

46 quilted tote bags delivered to Northern Virginia Nursing Students in December to give to the Children's National Medical Center in DC

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October Workshop

We are meeting this coming Saturday, October 18th, at BACC, room 223 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. We are going to continue working on the quilted tote bags.  Kits will be available!

Please bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies and a lunch (optional). 

We are also collecting quilts for the Walk the Walk Foundations Christmas Walk in December.  Quilt kits will also be available!  

Thanks and hope to see you Saturday!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

September Workshop

Our next workshop is coming up Saturday, September 20th.  We will be meeting at Bay Area Community Church in Room 223, (or 235 or 236.  I will have signs up to let you know) from 10:30 -1:30 pm.

We have been asked to make quilted tote bags for the Virginia nursing students again this year.  They will be stuffing them with goodies for kids and delivering them to the Children's National Medical Center during the month of December. Our goal again this year is 50 tote bags by the beginning of December.  Last year we made and delivered 45 to the nurses.  

At the September workshop we will be demonstrating how to make a bag and will have several kits available. We also will have kits for you to take home to work on them there.

We will also be making quilts for the Walk to Walk Foundation's Annual Christmas Walk for kids in need in Anne Arundel County.  Our goal is 50 quilts by December (I believe we have about 20 so far).  Quilt kits will also be available at the workshop.

Please bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies and a lunch (optional).

Photos from our last workshop!!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer 2014

We made a few deliveries this summer!!  The quilt storage space was full so . . .

 . . . we delivered 18 quilts to the Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic and 31 preemie quilts to Anne Arundel Medical Clinics, NICU.  Thank you for quilting during the summer so kids in need could have something soft to hold and bright to look at!

We will be resuming our regular schedule of meeting every 3rd Saturday of the month.  August 16th is our next workshop so we hope you can make it out! 

Next Workshop:
Where:  Bay Area Community Church 
             884 Chesterfield Road
             Annapolis, MD
             Room 223
When:   Saturday, August 16th, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies and a lunch (if you prefer). I will be bringing bagels and fruit!! We will be demonstrating how to make a Make a Square in a Square quilt.  We will be using 5" squares, 2 1/2" strips and 1 1/2" white strips. Kits will be provided.

(I have contacted the Virginia nursing students to see if they would like us to make tote bags again this year but they won't be back in the office until August 15th. Hopefully I'll hear from them so we can start working on the bags) 

Monday, June 2, 2014

April and May Workshops!

APRIL WORKSHOP:  We thought we wouldn't get a good turn out since it was the day before Easter but we were pleasantly surprised to see these dedicated ladies come and sew!! We worked together on making a chevron rail fence quilt top for something springy and new! These ladies brought in 10 finished preemie quilts and 8 finished kids quilt plus several finished quilt tops! Thanks quilters!!
Tamie decided to put together a red, white and blue chevron rail fence quilt kit.

Rebecca at the cutting board!

Debbie and Melinda working side-by-side.
Our chevron rail fence quilt top ready to be sewn together.  Will make a lovely quilt for a little boy or girl!

We welcomed Eileen for the first time to our workshops.  She started in right away and worked on preemie quilts.

Rebecca working on binding quilts she had quilted.  She is the expert long-arm quilter of the group!!

Debbie is working on a cute quilt!

Ellen is laying out a scrap block quilt to put together.
This was our last workshop for the summer.  The Annapolis Quilt Guild is having their annual Quilts by the Bay Quilt show at the Annapolis High School June 14th and 15th and July is vacation month for some. Hope to see you at the Quilt Show or in August at the next workshop!

We will be making a couple of deliveries this summer so check back to see what kids we have blessed with the quilts of love you have made. 

If you would like a quilt kit or would like to donate a quilt or fabric, please contact me at  Have a great summer!!!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Next Workshop - April

Next week is our 3rd Saturday workshop on April 19th from 10:30 - 1:30 at BACC, room 223!! Since it will be Easter weekend and we may not have a huge turn out I thought we could all join in to make one quilt . . . chevron rail fence! We will also have kits available if anyone would like to work on one of those, finish a current project or take something home. Hope to see you on Saturday!

Photos from the March National Quilting Day Workshop!

Quilts donated from our March workshop!
Last month we donated 31 quilts to the Stanton Community Center in Downtown Annapolis for children in need!!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Worldwide Quilting Day!

March 15th is Worldwide Quilting Day also known in the US as National Quilting Day.  National Quilting Day celebrates quilts and those who make them. That's US!! So what are we going to do?  We are going to quilt all day on March 15th from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm at BACC in room 223.

We will have kits available for everyone. All you need to bring is:

  • your sewing machine 
  • sewing supplies (scissors, thread, seam ripper, bobbin, needles)
  • a lunch.  
  • a snack to share (optional)
There will also be some door prizes (if you would like to donate a door prize let me know).

We are planning to deliver some quilts to the Stanton Community Center hopefully this month!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year!

In 2013 we made and delivered 110 quilts, 61 quilted tote bags, 30 preemie quilts, and 6 pillowcases to AAMC, the Lighthouse Homeless Prevention Center, Walk the Walk Foundation, Oklahoma tornado victims, Chrysalis House, Arden House, and Northern Virginia Nursing Students Association.

Thank you all so much for all your generosity this past year donating your time, talents and fabric to help children in need!
45 quilted tote bags mailed to Virginia for the Children's National Medical Center in DC!
We cleaned out our quilt supply in December and need to start stocking up for a delivery! I will be calling around to different organizations to see where the biggest need is soon. 

We are going "Back to the Basics" this month. For those of you who haven't been to a workshop in a while and are rusty or if you need some instruction, I will be demonstrating the basics of how to take one of our kits and sew a quilt top together.

Feel free to come, sew, chat and just enjoy the day making a special gift for a child in need! Please bring your sewing machine, supplies and a lunch if you desire. I will bring fruit and bagels.

Where: Bay Area Community Church, room 223 (or the blue room, I will have a sign posted telling what room number)
When: Saturday, January 18th from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hope to see you there!