Quilting for Good–March 2014

Can you say BUSY!  WOW!  I came home Friday so tired, but it was a good day!  Eighteen ladies worked from 10 A.M to almost 3 P.M.  We filled two classrooms at G-Street Fabrics in Rockville, MD.  There was a mix of new and returning quilters. 

Here Giannina. is working on putting a binding on a quilt. Almost done!

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See the quilting?  Using a Bernina 350, a popular stitch is #4 with a longer stitch length.  It makes a nice curvy stitch which is very ‘forgiving’.  Without having to mark the top, we’re able to do diagonal lines – corner-to-corner and if our lines aren’t quite straight you can’t tell it since we’re stitching curves!

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Ironing is a part of quilting.  We had three Ironing Boards on the go all day.  And, of course, the necessary snacks on the table: Chocolate Chip & White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, Cheese & Crackers.  Thanks Ann, you keep us going with goodies!

The final step for each of the quilts we make requires hand sewing.  We sew on labels.  Mike is sewing a label on a quilt.  Actually, this is a rag quilt and will require one more step – washing/drying in order to fluff the ragged edges to make them fuzzy. Don’t you just love that blue flannel with airplanes!!

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Here’s the pile of quilts at the end of the day.  No, not all of them were made during this session.  Several ladies make quilts at home and bring in to add to the quilts we make.

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That was our day, and it was great to visit and quilt with everyone!

Happy Stitching!!

 

Quilt Mouse

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About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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6 Responses to Quilting for Good–March 2014

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  2. KerryCan says:

    SO productive! And these are going to a charitable organization? Well done!

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    • Quiltmouse says:

      Yes, these are for Mary’s Center ( http://www.maryscenter.org ) in Washington, DC. Part of their program is in support of Health & Education for expectant/new mothers and their babies. Several times a year they host a Baby Shower for their clients which provides much needed items for the new family. Each expectant/new mother is allowed to pick the quilt that she wants (which means we have to have more than the number attending so the last one still has a number of quilts to choose from). G-Street Fabrics generously donates their classroom space and machines to our group which enables us to produce the quilts with donated fabric & batting. This year we hope to reach 1,500 quilts donated to this group. See http://www.gstreetfabrics.com/Quilting_For_Good.pdf for pictures of a shower.

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