Sunday, March 6, 2011

155 Quilts!!!!!

Today was our monthly "Healing Heroes" meeting and the ladies were busy, busy, busy!  The classroom was full to brimming, we almost didn't have enough chairs - a great sign!

We were also happy to host a special guest today, Alison McDonald, our liason with Quilts of Valour, an avid quilter herself, as well as an accomplished long-arm quilter.  It was a very productive and a wonderful day......

Here's Pat holding up the latest quilts to go off to the depot where they will be loved and cherished by the amazing service men and women who fight to protect our country and the world.......








Here's Alison holding up a quilt pieced by a 91 year old woman.  She sent two completed tops which just need backing - then Alison will throw them on the long-arm and quilt them......she's actually done hundreds already! 

Judy's at the design board working on another one of her masterpieces....really, she really tries new patterns all the time and does a beautiful job!
....and Barb and Alison commiserating at the cutting table......checking to see if they've got enough fabric for backing!

For anyone interested in donating a quilt to Quilts of Valour (Healing Heroes), they are looking for 100% cotton quilts, flannels are also good as long as they're 100% cotton, size is minimum 50" x 70".  You can drop them at the store anytime or come and say hi on the first Saturday of every month because that's when all the girls are usually there!  If you have any questions give me a call at the store and I'll try and answer them, or get the answers for you!

Okay - there's a cheesecake in the oven for tomorrow's dessert so I gotta run......

Happy Quilting!

Jo-Ann

3 comments:

ButtonMad said...

What a great idea. Such an amazing gesture.
Tamara
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Alison M said...

Cheesecake...did I go on the WRONG day?...seriously though, you guys are amazing (and so was the matzoh ball soup) I really enjoyed my visit...now If I'd only known I was gonna get put up on your blog...I might have at least...

Thanks for letting me come and play...

Alison

Jan said...

The QofV are jaw dropping. Just gorgeous.Is the fabric donated or does everyone use their own?