Friday, August 10, 2012

Mission Quilters

It's Funny Friday

The locked supply closet, most of the fabric comes in as donations.  Most fabric for baby & children's quilts are purchased by the quilters themselves.

I would like to show you a few beautiful quilts that our Mission Quilters make.  These very talented and wonderful ladies are our Church quilters. They make quilts for the local crisis centers here, I think there are 3 or 4 that they supply with quilts.

They are the most wonderful ladies, the "senior" in the group is 95 years young.  So, what do I do, you may ask?  Well, for one thing since I do not quilt I provide the entertainment.  They love funny stories and listening about my crafts and adventures.

  Each lady has a special job and believe me - don't try and help, nope.....when I first joined I wanted to learn to sew on labels, well Miss Elizabeth came in, saw me working and went and sat along the wall with a most hurt look on her face.  Okay - I learned my lesson.  What do I do?  I help "sandwich" the layers.  The two ladies that I help have bad backs (they are in their 80's) so I do all the bending, stretching for them.  It's fun and I do enjoy it.

The lady who began the group passed away several years ago and left a sum of money for the group.  They were able to purchase 2 sewing machines and to date purchase the batting by the roll from Jo-Ann Fabrics® with that monetary gift. 

Two of the ladies sew the squares together at home, they are very experienced quilters and their work is beautiful.  Milly (our 95 year young) works on the children's/babies quilts.  Our Church gives a baby quilt to each child at Baptism, and they send several children's quilts to the crisis centers with the adult quilts.

A few months ago I was listening to them talking about how difficult it can be to cut the squares accurately, (and with arthritic hands) so - I went and bought them an AccuQuilt Go® machine.  Oh my goodness, it was like I gave them a priceless treasure.  They were so cute, at first I had to do all the cutting, then one by one they wanted to "try" and from then on it has been "well, I can do that for you". (Some ladies don't have the strength to turn the handle so they sit and watch.)  They are so precious.  I can't tell you how many times they bring up that I bought it for them.  I think they have told Pastor about a dozen times.  I would have rather it be kept quiet - but - that didn't happen.

Am I blessed?  Without a millisecond's hesitation - YES, in so many ways.

Hugs ♥
Thank you for dropping in, I love your visits.  Have a very blessed weekend.
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Olga
http://www.plushyk.blogspot.com/

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful Quilts!!!

    Friday Hugs!!!!
    Leny

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  2. What a huge amount of Love these quilts are made with. We have a similar group at our church that makes quilts for people in need.

    In stead of giving a quilt at a baptism, every baby is given a Teddy with their name on plus the date of the baptism.

    Spread the warmth and Love with your quilts far and wide.
    Hugs

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  3. That's a very sweet story and I can just feel all the excitement and smiles from the fun the ladies are having.

    ~ginger

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  4. I feel the same way when I volunteer for the Homebound Ministry....did it to help others but its me who is blessed.
    Mama Bear

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  5. What a talented group of ladies! The quilts are beautiful, and it is neat that everyone has her own "job" to do! I know their lovely creations are appreciated!

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  6. What wonderful and talented ladies they are. The quilts are so pretty! I know how much they must appreciate your kindness. Thank you for sharing this sweet story with us.

    Hugs
    Iris

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  7. Such sweet ladies and a wonderful ministry. Thanks for sharing.

    Felicia

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  8. Hey, listen, in the old days kings and queens had court jesters, I don't see why these quilt queens should be any different ;o) Glad you were able to help them out though, everyone can play their part :o)

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  9. The quilts are beautiful, and what a great cause!

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. I think the quilts you make are just remarkable! The time and effort is out of this world.

    Stewart M

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  11. Amigos ursinhos queridos...
    Voces são muito especiais, queridos e lindos... AMO VOCES!
    Espero que o fim de semana tenha sido ótimo e que tenham uma EXCELENTE SEMANA voces e toda a família. Voces merecem sempre o melhor da vida.

    Ah... Um dia quero um destes lindos ursinhos....
    SERIA UM GRANDE SONHO!!
    Será que voces mandam um pra mim aqui no Brasil para me fazer companhia e ser meu grande amigo ao vivo??? Pensem no assunto.
    Eu ficaria muito feliz em ter uma dessas fofuras aqui pertinho de mim, sendo um irmãozinho pra mim.

    Fiquem com o Papai do Cèu e saibam que são muito especiais pra mim e pra mamis Lilly.
    UNS FOFOS QUERIDOS!
    Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 com muito amor e carinho das amigas,

    KIPPY & LILLY

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  12. What a wonderful gift you gave and I know you will be blessed over and over for it. You are always so sweet and generous. I love the beautiful quilts they make! They are lovely ladies! Sweet hugs!

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  13. My grandmother belonged to a quilting circle at her church where the women did the same thing. I used to go with her and the ladies would let me join in. I was six years old at the time. Sitting there learning to quilt will always be one of my favorite memories. I wonder if they left my stitches in or pulled them out after I left.
    Thanks for sharing this story. Hugs

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