Thursday, May 17, 2012

Baby Threads and The Sew & Sews

The organization known as Baby Threads who distribute quilts and such through the Lakes Region General Hospital and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital had accumulated a big bunch of sewn patchwork baby quilt tops. Cindy Brown, of our Belknap Mill Quilter'sGuild, is in charge of our Comfort Quilts for the sit 'n'sew group known as the Sew & Sew's and she is a tireless worker for charity quilts! 
She put out a call by email and a bunch of us came together to press the quilt tops and backings, sandwich them with batting, stitch them like a pillowcase and turn, and tie them with pearl cotton.
 Cindy is seated here in the blue top.

We had a ball at the craft rooms of the Taylor Community Woodside building and I do not know exactly how many quilts got finished, but the stack of folded quilts was about 3 feet tall.
In no particular order, I'd like to give credit to Sally, Linda, Susan, Judy, Sharon, Susan, Donna, Margy, Brenda, Jean & Anne. We worked and laughed and chatted and then took a break for fabulous soups, salads, and sandwiches at the Woodside Cafe. The second week of June, we decided to go on our annual group fabric shopping expedition to Marden's Department Store in Sanford, Maine, about an hour away.

When I got home, my sore ankle really hurt, so I was glad to rest!


Auntie Em said...

I used to tell my Sunday school students that charity work doesn't mean you can't have fun. Sounds like you turned out some wonderful quilts that will surely be appreciated.

Stacey said...

Kudos to all of you. What a wonderful group. Enjoy your road trip with your girlfriends.

Happy Quilting.

Maureen said...

I always feel good about quilting for others and you ladies look like you feel the same way!
Have fund at Marden's!

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