Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Teddy Bear Squares for Quilts

We've been working on some cute Teddy Bears to make quilts for charity.  When they are finished they will be donated to Favor House, a domestic violence shelter.  We hope they will bring comfort to children in a crisis situation.
Anyone who wishes to help make squares for quilts can join our group.  We are always looking for ladies (and men too) who love to stitch and would like to use their talents to help others in need. 












  

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Travel Quilt Theme

Summertime is the time to travel the world or closer to home.  We would all enjoy traveling more if we had the time and money, but unfortunately many of us don't get the chance.  However, our group stitched some pretty travel squares for our current quilt theme.  We've had a variety of squares from all over the world mailed from stitchers all over the world.  

We hope you enjoy viewing these pretty stitched pieces that will be made into a quilt for a senior citizen in a care facility.

One quilt has been finished from this theme and there are enough squares stitched for a second quilt.  










Friday, May 20, 2016

FRIENDSHIP

One of our current themes we are stitching for is Friendship.  


“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen   Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

  
We all crave friendship, whether it be with our significant others, our acquaintances or someone we've just met, so we thought this theme would be a great one to show how much friendship means to each of us. 
 
We hope whoever receives this quilt/or these quilts will enjoy looking at the squares stitched by our members and recall all the friendships they've had in their lives.







Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Snowmen and Women Quilt Theme



Even though it is early spring in most parts of the country, we recently finished stitching a Snowman/Woman theme for our quilts.  This was fun for a lot of members, as they had many snowmen charts in their stashes.  Some of our members stitched more than one square, so we have enough to make at least two quilts with these cute squares.

One of our members recently donated a large box of fabric and there is some winter fabric that will be perfect for one of these quilts.




One Snowman/Woman quilt has been finished by Carolyn B.  and will be delivered to a lucky senior at Southern Oaks Care Facility very soon.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Dear Jane Quilt

This is one of the finished quilts our group made with squares stitched from our members in the US, Indonesia and France.   It will be donated to a care facility in Florida in the next week or so.  
One of our other quilters is quilting another Dear Jane quilt.  


This is a small sampling of the squares stitched by our members. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Circle of Hearts Quilt Theme

This Circle of Hearts theme has been really popular with our stitchers.  They each decided what color to use for their individual hearts that they stitched.  Some of our members even stitched more than one motif, with one member, who enjoyed it very much, stitching four separate squares.  

These will make some gorgeous, colorful quilts for our seniors.  






Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sweet Things Quilt Theme

We've had a mouth-watering time stitching these delicious sweets for this quilt theme.  A lot of members signed up for this theme, as most of them have charts depicting sweets.  Whoever finishes this quilt will be hungry while they are quilting, looking at all the yummy treats.