Sunday, 29 May 2011

What a Great Day!!

On a drizzly day 17 wonderful women (and a wonderful boy) got together with a common aim to sew and knit comfort blankets for children that had experienced some kind of trauma in their young lives. And boy did they give it their best shot - it was overwhelming. Some bought quilts that they had already made as a head start, some bought fabric to share or wool or knitting pins - but ALL bought good humour, bags of enthusiasm and a love for this craft.

We had half a dozen very old Singer machines that sewed beautifully

Max showing Joshua what he was up to

This fella came to drop something off and insisted on staying and sewing - he did a great job!

It was a wonderful way of meeting new like-minded people and catching up with old friends
People could help themselves to pre-cut fabric strips and squares and there was easy to follow instructions on how to piece together each top. Half a dozen sewing machines were on hand to use, some ladies brought their own with them. Mary Ann made some beautiful lavender hearts to thank all that came - it was a lovely touch.
All in all, we are on our way to 20 quilts being completed - stemming from this day. There are still some finishing touches due to some. Eventually they will make their way to touch the hearts of some children.

If anyone would like any help or advice about putting on a day similar to this -please do not hesitate to contact me.

Big, big thank you to all who took part, and gave precious time in this busy world to help others. A special thank you to Mary Ann who put so much work into making this day happen and run so smoothly. For all the cutting, preparing, sorting and baking - you are a star and I'm so pleased to have met you through this special project
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  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Community quilting is as good as it gets. And I so love the inclusion of the photos of the young man. That just speaks volumes about his spirit and his own heart for doing and giving in the future! Lovely to feel this fun day through your words and photos!!!

  2. I love spending days like this, in the company of quilters.

    ... and while I have your attention, be sure to check your email for a message from me--you are a winner!