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2018 RETREAT

Started by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand"). Last reply by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand") 57 minutes ago. 7 Replies

2017 BIRTHDAY SWAP- sign up till JANUARY 15th!

Started by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand"). Last reply by Jackie Orton 3 hours ago. 93 Replies

Comfort quilts

Started by Jackie Orton. Last reply by Jackie Orton 3 hours ago. 35 Replies

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Comment by Jackie Orton 3 hours ago

I made a few more today, too...and I posted a picture of Peg's that came in the mail today on the Comfort Quilt discussion.  I failed to thank you for the cash donation as well, Sandy.  Also, I misplaced my mailing receipt for the quilt that I sent to JoAnn the other day, so if you can let us know when she receives it, Rhonda, that will ease my mind.  I was going to track it, but can't find the receipt. :^(

Pat A is smiling down knowing that she is still giving to this group.  Awesome, Marcia!!

Hugs and prayers!

Comment by SandyO 3 hours ago

You're right, Marcia...Pat lives on in our memories and always will.  Those double-slice layer cake blocks are so easy to make we should have dozens and dozens ready for the next quilt or two.  I sent some and will be sending more because I have fabric and I have some time.

Comment by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand") 10 hours ago

Jackie- Little Jaelyn has such a beautiful head of hair!  She sure is a pretty little baby!

Lynne- Bet your wedding can't come soon enough!  Laughed at increased offer of money if they eloped!!!  LOL

Yesterday morning I was delivering a thank you card & a t-shirt to all the businesses who sponsored an ad on the back of the Humane Society's LAP THE LAKE t-shirts.  Had to do a road trip to include the five area towns with the sponsoring businesses.  The rest of the shirts will be handed out this Saturday at the dog walk.  WHEW- thankfully the weatherman is predicting a pleasant day! :)  

Yesterday afternoon I spent some time in PARADISE sewing up blocks for our IQ comfort quilts.  I wanted to share the story of the fabric I used for my blocks.  When some of us IQ members (Peg, Melzee, Mary Grafe & I) helped Pat Adney clean out her basement fabrics (aka: her crypt), I came across a beautiful fabric line of 4 half yards in a bundle.  Two half yard pieces were delicate yellow and two half yard pieces were light blue.  When I found this bundle, I mentioned to Pat that those fabrics would be perfect for future blocks for IQ Comfort Quilts.  She asked me to take the bundle and use the fabrics to make some blocks for IQ Comfort Quilts.  So here is a picture of the blocks I made using Pat A's fabrics.  There are EIGHT blocks of each pattern for a total of SIXTEEN blocks being donated for future Comfort Quilts courtesy of Pat A. !  Pat was such a kind, giving person....and she still continues to give after her passing.  We were so blessed to have her as a member of this group and as our friend.

  It warms my heart to know that the next quilt or two will have a little bit of Pat A in them!  :)

Everyone have a THUMPING GOOD THURSDAY!  :)

Comment by Lynne (APMom) yesterday

Oops that posted before I was finished.  Not sure if the link will work but you should be able to find it from there.

I've decided Pinterest is a bad thing for planning a wedding. Way to many ideas and she has had way to much time to think about it all. The dads have upped the eloping offer!

Comment by Lynne (APMom) yesterday

I'm up to taking the fabric off the bolt and folding into a neat little packet to stack.  I'm measuring and marking the size on a tag while I'm at it.  

This is how I am folding everything. 

latenightquilter.com/how-to-fold-a-fat-quarter-just-like-the-quilt-shops-tips-and-tutorial
The FQs are just like this the less than yard pieces are folded to 18x22 then folded. Everything over a yard is folded into 36 inch sections then into the thirds and folded into the packet.  They end up being around 12 x 7-8 depending on how much fabric there is.
Finding stuff I have no idea where it came from.  I found one piece of gorgeous blue batik that had to go to the washer to prewash. I just rubbed my hand over it and it was blue.  The color catcher in the wash was a dark bright blue. 
Maybe by Saturday I will have a picture of the progress of the bulk of it, I should have taken a before picture.

 

Comment by Rhonda Huggins yesterday

Oh Jackie, she is beautiful. I forgot earlier to say congrats so saying it now! Its great to be a grandma.

Comment by Lynne (APMom) on Tuesday

All that hair!  Have fun spoiling her!

Comment by Jackie Orton on Tuesday

Happy Anniversary Jan!!  Best wishes for lots more!

Received 20 more 'Betty-cases', some from Deb and some from Nancy...thanks, ladies!!

Little Jaelyn went home today.  Here she is in her car seat.

Happy Birthday Janice!!

Hugs and prayers.

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas on Tuesday

Lynne, isn't it funny that people who don't sew think that people who do can sew anything that is fabric?  Some people can, but not all of us!!!  Good luck with your "church projects".

Today is our 53rd anniversary.  I wished DH a happy one and said I didn't know if we would make it another 53 and he said he is surprised we made it the first 53!!  Don't know if that was good or bad!!  I'll take it as good.

DD#3 called today to wish us happy anniversary and asked when we were coming to IA to see the newest addition to their family.  A new puppy.  I think maybe in two or three weeks.  She said the dog was loveable and we would like her.  I'm sure we will - who doesn't love puppies.  DH and I talk about getting one, but not there yet.  He said the other day that he'd like a bigger dog - maybe a Rottweiler!!  Holy Cow - that's a small horse!!  Don't think I'm ready for that!!!

Working on the Tulip Star blocks.  Lots of cutting and piecing.  I have on small segment done - only about 125 more to do!!!

Have a great day everyone.

Comment by Lynne (APMom) on Tuesday

Well all the boxes on the first shelf are sorted and refolded, the mystery box on the floor is done too.  I decided I could just as well take care of the bag I brought home from church last spring too.  Some of those are just plain old and ugly and will just go in the trash.  We are talking you can't cut it up small enough ugly and a weird feeling fabric.  I'm filling the fourth tub of fabric to cut up, it's half full and twice as big as the rest of them.  

When I get this batch of fabric sorted, I might need to take a little break.  I can't find Janice's birthday block, I have the fabric laid out to make the comfort blocks, I think I have an order for a table runner coming this week and they want me to make mike pads for church.  I haven't quite figured out how that one is going to work, it is more of an upholstery project than a sewing one.  But "you're a quilter, you work with fabric all the time, it's the same thing, you can figure it out" from the person who wouldn't know which end of a needle to thread.

Better get back to work.

 

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