June-July Shedule and activity update

We still have many boxes of fabric to unpack, so we’re not quite settled in yet. However we just had another sewing meet this past Saturday, and it sure was fun. We laughed and joked while playing with donated quilt blocks and quilt tops, selecting fabrics to coordinate with those, ironing, and stitching that fabric together into something beautiful. It’s our goal to get those quilts completed and in the hands of precious children staying at the HOPE Community Homeless Shelter here in Tallahassee.

To date we’ve donated 1101 blankets to HOPE Community. Of those blankets, 578 were handmade quilts and 197 were knitted or crocheted afghans. The rest were simple fleece blankets, tiny receiving blankets, purchased or used blankets.

Back to our meeting this past Saturday — Lucy, with the PAEC Program came and picked up the 45 nap-time coverlets and 16 infant quilts we completed for the Migrant Farm Worker Day Care Program. We’ve made a commitment to provide the blankets for this program again next summer and we’ll put the specs on our website for anyone interested in making one or more. A big thank you to Annette for heading up the project this year and for making all 16 infant quilts.

Upcoming Work Days

Tue, June 10, 2014,  1 – 4:30

HOPE Community Cafeteria

2729 W Pensacola St

We’ll be working on quilting a couple of quilts with the simple hand-tying method. We’ll also be delivering many hand-made quilts and blankets to the shelter at this meeting. Our volunteers are the best. Also Quilter’s Unlimited and American Sewing Guild members have been very generous with their time and talent. If you’d like to see some of this handiwork, please stop by.

Sat, June 21, 9 – 3

lunch from 11:30 – 12:30 (we do not have access to a microwave or fridge)

ARTS After School

2743 Capitol Circle NE (Esposito’s Center)

Ste 105 & 106

Our goal is to take donated fabric and create blankets for local children who just happen to be in need. Our secondary goal is to be kind to one another, and have as much fun as we had last time.

We will not be meeting at ARTS the first Saturday in July because that’s Independence Day Weekend.

Tue, July 8, 1 – 4:30

HOPE Community Cafeteria

(please see above)

We will try to always have a quilt spread out on the table that needs to be tied.

Sat, July 19

ARTS After School

(please see above)

Sat, Aug 2

ARTS After School

Tue, Aug 12

HOPE Community Cafeteria

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