Thursday, July 19, 2018

Successful Charity Sewing Day

I can check off one of my goals this week.  I spent a good part of yesterday working at the the Virginia Star Quilters charity open sew.  It started at 8:30 but I didn't make it until a little before 11.    Someone had donated several finished tops, block sets and the like.  A committee had prepared kits for people to sew during the day.  

I got to work tying a "summer" quilt -- one without batting.  Except, it had been a long time since I tied a quilt... I put the thread between every block -- not a problem except the blocks were about 4" and that was way too many ties.  It took us forever to finish them!  But it got done! (hum, I wonder whose feet those are! Not mine!) 

Next up was an interestingly designed quilt.  It was a wonderful mix of fabric and must have been really easy to make.  This one got tied pretty quickly and then we trimmed the batting and turned the back up to the front and stitched it down.

We had another quilt similar to this one and we pinned it and someone did "organic" lines -- that is slightly wavy lines quilted up and down. It looked terrific and was pretty fast. I wish I'd gotten a picture of that one too.  (It was getting late in the afternoon and I was pooped!) 

I'm not sure whether this was a donated top or whether one of the members put this one together.  Bt it sure came out nicely. 

Our regular scheduled meeting was held after the sew in. It's amazing how many quilts were finished and tops made by about a dozen dedicated quilters.    I should have taken pictures of the pile of finished quilts -- I think about 10 were finished during the day.  And, we probably have another 8 to 10 tops ready to finish. I brought one home to throw on Ruthie too.  All of these quilts will go to a local agency for seniors.  (Wait, most of us sewing were seniors.) 

You know what comes next!  Another day of Christmas in July. 

Thursday, July 19th

Danice @ Homespun Hannah

Friday, July 20th

Saturday, July 21st

Marian @ Seams To Be Sew

Sunday, July 22nd

Anja @ Anja Quilts
Moira @ Quilted Snail

Monday, July 23rd

Brenda @ Songbird Designs

Tuesday, July 24th

Wednesday, July 25th

Saturday, July 14th

Selina @ Selina Quilts

Sunday, July 15th

Monday, July 16th

Jamie @ L'Fair Quilts 

Tuesday, July 17th

Sharon @ Vrooman's Quilts 
Mary @ Made by Marney 

Wednesday, July 18th

Cindy @ Stitchin' At Home 

I'll be back working on my project today.  Hopefully it'll be done by the end of the day.  And then I've got to get going on my One Monthly Goal. 

I'm linking with Needle and Thread Thursday.  More fun links you can explore on the Internet.

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. Truly, many hands make light work!

  2. It's fun to work on a community project with like-minded people. All of the quilts your group completed will be appreciated by the recipients.

  3. Looks like you had a very productive work day. Congrats on all those finishes.

  4. Pretty charity quilts. I have never made a tie quilt but they are cute.

  5. A dozen dedicated quilters can sew up a storm. beautiful quilts. The feet are a nice touch :-)

  6. What a great day of sewing (and tying!) It's wonderful to be in the company of people who share your interests, isn't it? Great job, charity quilters! :)


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