Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A good day out...

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of getting together with like minded friends and talk quilting :o)  It was our Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters meeting and this time we had the owner of Threads and Patches, Sally White as our speaker.  It was a very enjoyable day out and I came home refreashed and full of ideas.  To see more pictures click here.



One of our ladies, Brenda, has started an appeal for quilts for our injured men and women that are coming home from Afghanistan.  Brenda ideally is looking for quilts that are 60" x 72" and that would be masculine in taste, but is also looking for donations of old shirts as they lend themselves to simple designs.   If you are in the Midlands area and want more information on how to help...let me know and I'll put you in touch with Brenda.




Until next time...

8 comments:

thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Jane, I LOVE the union jack quilt.. its gorgeous. Quilts for the men from Afghanistan is such a wonderful idea. x

YankeeQuilter said...

Both of the quilts in your post are great! The vets will really appreciate the quilts...

Jackie said...

Wonderful quilts, wonderful cause!

Needled Mom said...

The quilts for the servicemen and women is such an awesome idea.

Kim said...

Lovely quilts and what sounds like a such fun this day to share with quilters. That Union Jack quilt is pretty darn spectacular! We have Quilts of Valor here in the states. A good idea for sure.

kjquilts said...

That is an interesting quilt in the first picture. Do you know more about the pattern? What are the ladies doing?e

Lynda said...

I have successfully 'recycled' some of the darker fabrics which have been donated to Linus to Brenda's group - and they were delighted! It's all charity, as far as I'm concerned.

Tanya said...

What are all the ladies doing at the first quilt? Are they simultaneously quilting? Without a hoop? Sort of like a quilting bee? Are they snipping thread tales? My friends and I wish we could simultaneously quilt on one quilt but can't figure out how since we usually use hoops and turn as we go...