Community Service Quilts 2014

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Another Fun Sewing Day in SSP

Today we gathered at the museum for a Bundles of Love sewing day.. got a lot done, and had a great time. Click on this picture to see it larger.

Gail is holding a beautiful quilt she made and finished for Dakota Woodlands. Cindy is holding a cheerful quilt top donated by Sally. Mary is holding a nicely colorful BOL quilt top that she will machine quilt. The rest of us are holding projects we worked on today.

Here is a beautiful quilt that Karrie donated for Dakota Woodlands. She said it's an early project, maybe even "pre-rotary-cutter!"

See if you can pass our little quiz:

Match each name with the correct statement below -- Carol, Trish, Cindy, Karrie, Gail, Patty, Mary

1) This person was born in Oregon, then moved to many other places including St. Louis, Houston, and Chicago.
2) This person is originally from St. Joseph, Missouri ("Missourah"), the birthplace of the Pony Express.
3) This person marched with the color guard/marching band in President Nixon's inaugural parade.
4) This person's first job at age 15 was as an orthodontic assistant, something for which she had received NO training.
5) This person was born in Panama and is a preacher's kid.
6) This person is a new grandma and made a cute quilt which will be for use at Grandma's house. Her gift to grandchild was a swimming suit.
7) This person was once a sales person with a steel production company; her customers were farmers who were not used to dealing professionally with women.

There is a fat quarter for the first person who gets all 7 correct in a comment here at the blog! (Sorry, the seven people who are the answers are NOT eligible to play!)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Quilt Shows

There are a couple of quilt shows going on/coming up that we want to remind you of:

(1) Quilt Show in Rosemount at the Steeple Center/Front Porch..the former Catholic church building on "main street" in Rosemount, May 13-18, 2013. Suggested donation: $3.00. Several current and former DCSQ members have quilts in the show. You can vote for Viewers' Choice.

(2) We got a letter inviting us to "attend Quilts in Bloom on June 8, 2013, a display of over 50 handmade quilts set in the peaceful beauty of an elegant summer garden. Take time to tour the colorful grounds, enjoy free refreshments in our casual outdoor seating and listen to the sounds of live music...

...All monies collected from admissions and sales of quilts and African items will go to help abandoned African children, taking them off the streets and helping them to become active members of their community."

hours: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
admission: $10 (children 12 and under free)
address: 310 Herman Terrace, Hopkins, MN
for more information:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May the Quilts be With You

Dixie was rockin' some funky hair tonight at our May DCSQ meeting! It's actually a knitted hat that K.G. gave her to wear while D. is hair-less. Dixie has been battling cancer and has lost her hair.

This is the group quilt that we made for Karen while she battles breast cancer. She is well enough to come to our meetings, which is wonderful! (That's not Karen in the photo.) Too many people have cancer! It's a tough disease, but we hope Dixie and Karen are tougher!

Does anyone recognize these blocks? I bought them at our show store a year ago. This year I put them together to make this quilt for Dakota Woodlands. We had some gorgeous quilts donated from someone's estate... all for Dakota Woodlands. We got 26 of them in all, but only saw 6 of them tonight. Wish I had taken pictures of them, especially the hand quilted lovely Amish quilt that was just gorgeous!

-- from Carol E.