Friday, April 17, 2015

Another Quilt for a Wounded Warrior

Since I've moved to IL, I have been meeting with a "ladies who lunch" quilting group now officially named the "Pedal Pushers."  The organizer of the group told me that she always had a vision that the group would "do something," but so far they hadn't really done much but talk about quilting and embroidery.  She knew that I made quilts to donate and asked me to speak to the ladies about my projects in hopes that they would like to help and so far...they seem receptive.
WW Quilt #3 (Ellie - front)
I tried to set the parameters that each month, one lady would choose a pattern and direct the others to make a set number of blocks in whatever size/color would be needed.  That person would also be in charge of setting the blocks, backing fabric and batting.  Then I volunteered to do all of the quilting.  Sometimes I do the binding unless the person who began the project wants to finish it up.
WW Quilt #3 (Ellie - back)
For this quilt #3, we each made 1 or 2 - 12" blocks.  Ellie set them, I quilted it and sent it back to Ellie for binding.  I just love a sampler!Quilts #1&2 began as one quilt; we each made one of each block.   The ladies decided that they didn't like the blocks set alternating, so Janice took home one set of blocks and Susan took home the other.
WW Quilt #1 (Susan)
Quilts #1&2 began as one quilt design, but the ladies didn't like the alternating block setting.  Janice took home one set of block and Susan took home the other to create these quilts earlier this year.
WW Quilt #2 (Janice)
To date, this group has donated 3 quilts to the FLW Wounded Warriors and one of the ladies even made a baby quilt to donate to the GLWACH Soldier Babies.
Soldier Baby Quilt (Susan)
We're currently working on one more WW quilt and one baby quilt.

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Heather

1 comment:

Kevin the Quilter said...

Way to inspire your group Heather!