December 2nd Quilting

Post date: Dec 3, 2014 5:58:02 PM

Dear Quilters,

"OH, the weather outside is (wasn't too) frightful..." and the "Chestnuts(weren't) roasting on an open fire...", BUT the food for the Christmas Pot Luck luncheon smelled delightful and tasted delicious, too, with the lovely, table decorations and Christmas sing-along put us "IN THE MOOD" for Christmas, for the 21 who quilted and stitched, with some even staying for extra afternoon stitching, too.

Thanks to S for being such a "sweetie", with the Lindor milk chocolate truffles gift treats! YUM! YUM! And thanks to G for our Christmas caroling and leading the sing-along. NEW quilts for "show and tell": L designed and finished two really cute quilts, one with cat squares and the other with wild animal squares; loved all those animals, with their cute tails a-wagging!?! N's big, pink, appliqued quilt (just sandwiched and marked Nov. 11th) is DONE, already cross-hatched/quilted in record time of 3 WEEKS?!?!?!? HOW? She must have stitched night and day, and is mirroring M with extra hours in her days, too! N "volunteered" to quilt the Noah's Ark quilt for the baby who "was born yesterday"). And S is finishing up the LSU quilt and bunny panel/ivy quilt, a Christmas order. The BIG, BLACK bear quilt will be labeled this week, another Christmas gift. Thanks to M and P for making the special labels. One quilt was sold today, and another baseball quilt ordered. J is tracing quilt patterns to embroidery, IF you are able and willing to do some embroidering over our winter break, please..., please..., please... Already THINKING and planning ahead, trying to get a head start on having a supply of baby quilts to be finished and available to display for our MAY 2015 Open House.

NOVEMBER QUILT REPORT: J was very complimentary about 2014 being a "RECORD YEAR" for quilting! The 2014 quilt income was $3,812.50, the highest ever! And with the quilts now in frames (and hopefully to be completed next week), 50 quilts have been quilted and 45 quilt were sold this year! YEA! That #50 includes 10 quits left from past years' inventory, AND those "BIG 'ns": the TWO pansy quilts, the wedding/signature quilt and the black bear quilt. DRUM R~O~L~L... thanks, praise, applause, and appreciation.. give us all a pat on the back for being sooooo dedicated, all those many, many, many stitches and volunteering your TIME and TALENTS to/for Son's Chapel!!!!!! We're ending the year with 34 VOLUNTEERS, having gained five, new, enthusiastic volunteers!

December 9th, hope to see you ALL next Tuesday, our final quilting day for the year! Still striving to get those 5 quilts out of the frames before our winter hiatus! We need YOUR "Jack be nimble... Jack be quick..." stitching, please!!!!