Monday, May 21, 2012

Scenes From Our First Meeting...

WOW!!! I am excited to report that our very first Freedom Quilters QOV meeting was a huge success. My hat is off to all that came and pushed through with amazing progress to get us well on the way to making our first top - GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!
To recap for those that were not able to come, we were able to move ahead with making string blocks - super easy and fun to do. There were tons of scraps to pick from and Pat Snyder made us the best brownies - thanks Pat! I can see that this group is going to do a great service to those that deserve it the most - our service men and women.

Betty is trying to choose just the right piece

Pat is making some serious progress
Eve is busy getting rid of those pesky wrinkles!
This is my mom, Sharlene - so glad that she was able to help out
WOOT WOOT - You go Pat!!
Here is some serious piecing! 

I mentioned Saturday about a thank you letter that was shared via the QOV blog, but wanted to post the link here for everyone to see just what a difference a quilt can be for those touched by war.

Remember - freedom is never free.
~ Renee

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mystery and an update...

So sorry for the lag in posts, seems there are 2 new installments on the mystery quilt, go here and you can retrieve them.

Thanks for understanding about the postponement on the start day. My husband had to have a stent put in and when I put off the meeting, we were not sure how complicated the procedure would be. Thank God it was only a stent and one night in the hospital. Home the next day with no restrictions, other than changes to diet and exercise. So now we are back to a normal routine.

So we are on for the 19th. Cottontail is providing sewing tables, cutting mats and 2 ironing stations. Please bring your sewing machine, rulers, rotary cutter, thread and other supplies you need for sewing and cutting. If you have any material you would like to donate, bring that also. I will bring some foundations for string quilting and plenty of scraps for sewing. I am excited to meet everyone and get started with the great mission.

See you at 9:30 on May 19th - bring your friends too!!

~ Renee