We now have a bit over half of the quilts we need for the apartments and it is time to assess where we are. Again, they are all beautiful and are going to make some families very happy and warm as they begin new chapters in their lives. Amazing…….
As well as finishing up some of my projects I have been busy getting organized. What we have ready to date:
- 24 absolutely finished quilts
- Clear plastic bags to store and deliver the quilts
- Woven labels to sew into each that read “TIES THAT BIND, Duluth Quilt Project”
- Washing instructions to tuck into each card as they are distributed (thanks, Dawn!)
If you are in need of any of the following items the best time to pick them up would be the October 11 date listed below……….. or give me a call and I could get them to you sooner.
- Batting.. and I can order more as needed.
- 108 inch backing fabric in taupe, white, off-white, and navy
- Larger pieces of prints that will work for borders and binding
- Lots of small pieces available for scrap quilts
Also, a status update from each of your groups would be helpful. Let me know what you have ready and have not yet dropped off, plus how many you have in process and intend to make for this project.
Scheduled work dates open to all:
- Tuesday, October 7 @ 6:30 at Family of God – We have 1 possibly 2 quilts to tie and one top to finish adding borders.
- Thursday, October 9 and Thursday, October 23, both at 6:30pm at French River Lutheran… lots of binding and tying will be going on!
- Saturday, October 11, 9am to 4pm at Peace United Church of Christ
I will bring in all quilts turned in so far and you will be able to see just how talented and generous Duluth’s community churches and neighbors have been in the name of this project. As for the tasks available, there are several quilts in the closet and being brought in to be tied and bound, woven labels to be stitched in, plus the ever-needed pressing, cutting and assembly. Bring your scissors and if some of you could bring in a sewing machine for the day it would be great. If at all possible, please come for an hour to drop off or pick up materials, or join us for all 7 hours if you are able. There will be soup and crackers served at lunch and coffee and tea available all day long. I am hoping we will have some staff from CHUM there that day and possibly media presence.
It would be great to have representation from each group at this event.
As always, don’t hesitate to call if you have questions or need any materials.
Blessings and peace to all of you,
Jo Johnson 525-3779