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Our First Charity Quilting Day

We had our first charity quilting sew-a-thon day last Sunday. Eight of us gathered at Lois and Lisa’s house for an afternoon of sewing fun.

Three of the ladies had never sewn before. For one reason or another, they have a strong desire to learn and support Victoria’s Quilts with their efforts. They each finished piecing and quilting a nine-patch. Next month they’ll add the binding and label to complete their first finished project. They did a great job picking colours, piecing, marking, and quilting.

Sinead evaluating colour options.

Sinead evaluating colour options.

Colette piecing her nine patch block.

Colette piecing her nine patch block.

Lois shows Kirsten how to nest her seams.

Lois shows Kirsten how to nest her seams.

We need more steam.

We need more steam.

Lois shows Kirsten how to prepare for quilting.

Lois and Kirsten prepare the nine patch for quilting.

Lois and Sinead quilting the nine patch.

Lois and Sinead quilting the nine patch.

Frances sewed 14 nine patches, to make a Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt. I cut and squared up all the blocks (forgot to take a photo), so this quilt can be put together the next time we meet.

Frances sewing nine patch blocks.

Frances sewing nine patch blocks.

See the pretty nine patches.

Close-up of Kirsten's nine patch

Close-up of Kirsten's nine patch.

Nine patches, quilted

Nine patches, quilted

We need to come up with a name for our little group. I suggested Go, Sew Girls (after someone else said the Go, Go Girls). My suggestion wasn’t met with much enthusiasm, so we’re open to ideas. Please post in the comments!

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8 Responses to “Our First Charity Quilting Day”

  1. nicolette says:

    Great work!

    As you are all wearing glasses… maybe the Spectacular Quilting Girls!

  2. Mishka says:

    Hi Nicolette

    Love the name … we are spectacular, even without glasses … hehe

    Have a great weekend,
    Michele

  3. Kritta22 says:

    Oh how about Charmy girls! or Charming girls

  4. anina says:

    Oh how I wish I could have been there! Looks like so much fun!

  5. Kirsten says:

    I never noticed the glasses thing. I was too panicked about making a mess of things. Go Sew works for me.

  6. holly says:

    It looks like you had a lot of fun. The first thing I thought was the three musketeers.

  7. annmarie says:

    What a great bunch of ladies & what a wonderful thing you are doing. And 2 new quilters – can’t beat that! You are an inspiration to quilters everywhere. annmarie

  8. Mishka says:

    Annemarie,

    Three new quilters actually, and I think another g/f of mine has the bug slightly… her and I are getting together tomorrow. It’s been such great fun.

    Cheers,
    Michele

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