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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Volunteer work, charity work, whatever you call it.........

I'm really not sure what to call this service, making things with the church sewing circle.  We donate the finished layettes to a nearby hospital.  I make the little quilts at home and deliver them on sewing day.
I still have to use my serger to finish the edges on the 2 pictured above.  This next one is laid out in rows and ready to sew.

The other current project is the pillowcases for the domestic abuse shelter.  I have 3 pictured but did another one afterwards so there are 4 partially sewn to take on Monday.
I guess the official title would be service projects rather than charity.






I got the first strata sewn for the green Trip Around the World.  I will need 3 stratas sewn before next Saturday to demo with.  One will be totally sewn and cut, and 2 sewn but not made into a tube yet.  I will show pressing on one and how to line up the last seam so there isn't a twist with the third one.

The weathermen are talking about the next big storm.  They can't decide if it will hit us or just clip us.  The talk is that if it hits us it will be a big one.  I guess we'll have to wait to see.

22 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

We now have storm warnings here. So I am sure you will get part of it. Had an inch overnight. I plan on using the sewing room not to look out in the next couple days. Stay warm. Chris

Linda said...

We have big fluffy snow today (after I had my driveway plowed yesterday). Even though I am really tired of winter, it looks so pretty. I prefer 'service' projects and 'volunteer' work. I think there is a difference in being the recipient of a 'charity' quilt rather than just receiving an act of kindness.

karenfae said...

I didn't watch the news at all yesterday and need to do so today. Last I heard they were saying we might get snow on Tuesday - we had in the high 70's yesterday - talk about a drop in temps if that snow happens!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

QDO said...

I do wonder where the courage to buy green materials. are so beautiful!

*karendianne. said...

Oh good, that's just what you need. More weather!

With the Trip quilts, I love the fabrics! Wow. It'll be nice to see how you do pressing and line up the last seam. I've never done one of these so I try to pay attention when you post about your method.

At your service, *karendianne. *wink*

Gene Black said...

I have a strata question. Do you use an even or an odd number of strips>

Jean said...

Pretty little quilts. Do you not bind them then? Love the trip around the world quilts in the last post too. Very pretty. They take on a whole new dimension when using so many fabrics.

dianen said...

This is the Winter that would not die.

Dolly said...

Oh, wanda, this is going to be another beautiful trip around the world quilt !

Julia said...

You really are one of the most generous people I know. You remind me of my mother in that way! Those green fabrics are wonderful. I love green!

CharlotteP said...

I love your trip around the world quilts, it would be fun to do one of your classes...but that would mean a trip around the world for me, from the UK!

Rebel said...

I think the pillow cases are a good gift for the domestic violence shelter. I worked for a women's crisis center in college, and the bedding at the shelter was pretty pathetic. Clean... washed regularly, but old, and getting threadbare from all the washing... and none of it really matched. Yes, it was a safe place, but not too cheery. A nice NEW pretty pillowcase would definitely have helped.

Linda E in AZ said...

Wanda,
Our guild works on "Community Quilts" rather than calling them charity quilts...

Diane said...

I am making my first Trip around the world top. I took a class (to meet quilters in my new town) and the teacher showed us to start with the center square and add a square on either side ann then start the rows on both sided and add squares etc, etc, over and over until it is the size you want. My top is nice (so far) but it isn't pretty like yours. Do you have a book or a pattern you are working out of? I'm sure your technique would be much faster and I see it is prettier.

Anonymous said...

You are gifting the hospital, shelters of your time, talents and creations. And those pieces you show us always makes me smile. I know they are well received.

Love your green strata, those peacock eyes just jump out at me.

J~MT

Ruth said...

The quilt guild I belong to calls our service project "Community Quilts" and our church group calls the quilts we make "Caring Quilts".
Your generosity with your time, your expertise, and your quilts make you are a good example for the rest of us.
Oh, and I can't forget, your quilts are always an inspirtion.

Leslie said...

I just love your greens, and I also enjoy the photos of your students' work. It's been a long time since I made one of these. I'll have to dig through the sewing room to see if I still have "directions" or shortcuts!

Karen said...

Here in lower MI we are expecting a big snowstorm also...probably the same one that you'll probably get before us.

I love your little blankies. How nice that your group is putting together layettes for newborns. Very sweet, and I'm sure rewarding.

A friend and I have formed our own Prayers & Squares group and make prayer squares with ties. Her gospel choir group distributes them to people wherever they travel.

Keep on quilting!

Karen

Muddling Through said...

I am really liking the greens you've hcosen for your strata. I just finished a green, but I really want to do one of these, perhaps all batiks. Still deciding. Keep up all the wonderful inspiration!

Tracee said...

Wow! You certainly have been very busy sewing and it is so kind and generous of you to donate all of these.

dls said...

We are bracing for a big storm..... and as my hubby says "never known a weather person to be wrong". Anyhow, plenty of food, milk, paper products and fabric is all we need is the weather person is right!

Love the colors in your stratas..... just wish I knew what you did next in the process.

Vivian said...

Our forecast is 1-2 inches overnight; Monday, 1-2 inches; Monday night, 1-2 inches. I guess that means 3 to 6 inches? Confusing on the totals.

Love your strata arrangement. I like the pop of blue here & there in the middle of the greens.
You're a generous lady with all the time you spend with the service projects/community projects.