Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hug Club

Once a month, a group of us meet at O'Susannah's Quilt Shop in Watkins Glen, NY to make quilts for people who are having a hard time and just need "a hug" to let them know someone cares.  Last month Sue asked us to make items for the community hospital's Christmas bazaar fundraiser.  She had some cool Riley Blake fabric samples for us to use, so we decided to make placemats, hotpads, potholders, and mug mats.  We worked at her store on our meeting day and took home fabric to work on them at home, also.  When we came back this month, we had 64 placemats, plus lots of other items ready to put together.  We got all the placemats sewn and turned, now in November, we'll finish up the rest.
Bettina, Mary, Lynne, Judy

Darlene-our iron lady
Judy also brought her latest creation to show us--a patriotic stars quilt made for her nephew.  It is so gorgeous and she does all her own quilting on her regular sewing machine!  She does such beautiful work, and I know her nephew will love it.

Until next time,
Happy quilting and Happy Halloween from Sharon, Patsy, and Johnny

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great project to work on. Our guild will be making place mats for 'meals on wheels' to deliver with their meals.