Community Service Quilts 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ten Has Become Five

I confused myself. I thought this was quilt number ten made from our community service blocks. However, I had already counted in the tally as quilt number five. This one is 56" x 81", and I would love to hear from someone who volunteers to quilt this one.

--Carol E.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

This Must Be Number Nine

We have another quilt top done, using our 2014 block. I (Carol) was hoping to also get this quilted this weekend, but it's suddenly Sunday evening, and I have to finish reading a book for my book club; I'm in charge of discussion starting tomorrow! Yikes!

My goal is to get this one quilted and bound in time to show it as a completed quilt at our next DCSQ meeting.

My previous post ran through the eight projects that are done or in progress (that I know about), which means this one must be number nine.

--Carol E.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Community Service Report

I'm going to sum up what we have done so far, and what I remember is in progress:

1) Quilt was donated to Bundles of Love (is donated locally)

2) Quilt was donated to Wrap Them in Love based in the state of Washington. Quilt goes either locally following disasters (fires) or globally to orphanages.

3)& 4) These two quilts were donated to Quilts Beyond Borders which donates to under-served children in orphanages. Recent quilt drives have been for refugee children from Syria and for children in an orphanage in Ethiopia.

5) This one is not fully assembled, but will be finished soon. Its final destination is undecided.

6) This quilt was put together at our recent retreat, and it immediately was taken to a nearby quilt shop to be professionally quilted. Its final destination is undecided.

7) & 8) Two guild members took blocks home to assemble and will turn those in some time in the next couple of months.

We still have more of these pretty blocks to finish and to assemble into quilt tops.

Our 2015 block will be something different, so we'll have something new and equally pretty to work with in the new year! Thanks to everyone who is contributing. Remember that you can still make any quilt of your own design and your own choice, and turn those in for our Community Service donations, too.

See Carol E. if you have any questions, or leave a comment here at the blog.

P.S. Our #2 quilt (above) has been received and photographed and added to the photo gallery at Wrap Them in Love. You can see it here, along with other quilts that have been donated over the years. Her gallery is usually pretty inspiring to look at. Afterwards the sewing bug usually bites, and I have to go sew something.

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Having fun retreating!

Josh, the camp host, won our "Last One Standing" game - charm squares, to help him become even more charming.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Retreat is in Full Swing

We're busy at the retreat, having fun creating beautiful quilts.

Also enjoying nature, playing and eating quite well.

Next time you see Karen, ask her how she created this perfect circle (aka crop circle):