Guild Day News

Yesterday was our community outreach workshop at the guild. We worked on the firehouse quilts. Brunswick County has now required the main firehouse in each district to be manned 24 hours. That means there will be three people sleeping there at night. We decided to make quilts for those beds. So we have been busy strip piecing blocks to get these done. This is what we started with. Well actually I didn’t get the picture taken before the girls started going through the strips.

This is what we ended up with. 97 squares.

There were also completed quilts turned in by some of the girls.

Three baby quilts, two quilts for the nursing homes and one for our teen emergency center. We had a great day. I also delivered 18 baby quilts to the hospital and there will be five more this week.

We are so blessed to be able to meet at the Presbyterian Church in town. The room is big and bright. We have access to a full kitchen that we use several times a year for celebrations. And the best part is we have the nicest members you could ever find. 🙂 I just finally got a good picture of our 2015 Raffle Quilt. It was made by all of our members. Isn’t it beautiful? I love Christmas quilts. Maybe I’ll win it, well I can hope.

A Long Day

The race finally restarted around 8:30 last night.  Poor Kasey wound up having a terrible night and finished 31st.  Like my dad used to say, “Some days you eat the bear, and some days the bear eats you.”  But on a happier note, Dale Earnhardt, Jr won.  It’s his second Daytona 500 win.  He looks happy doesn’t he?

Kasey and the No. 5 Team will be back next week in Phoenix looking for his first win of the season.  
Tomorrow is my guilds, Brunswick Quilters, first outreach workshop of the year.  Gary and I have put kits together for baby quilts and walker bags that members can take home and make.  It’s so nice out today, I think we will load the car, except for my sewing machine, just in case it’s raining in the morning.  We will be working on quilts for fire houses in the county.  We started this project last year after it was announced that every district throughout the county will have a house manned 24 hours.  I love the outreach workshops. The woman who chairs the committee, always makes homemade manicotti for everyone at our first workshop of the year.   And it is so good.  
I am still working on the list of my UFO’s.  I had forgotten about some of them.  I am told by much more dedicated quilters who have been quilting much longer than myself, that UFO’s are a part of the whole quilting experience.