April 7th

Post date: Apr 15, 2015 1:44:57 PM

Dear Son's Chapel Volunteers,

OH! What a beautiful spring day for our 18 ambitious quilters and embroiderers! And OH! MY did our we reap the rewards of our hard work and stitching...

Two quilts were sold today: another baseball quilt, N quilted, and M's "whole cloth" quilt she'd sewn and donated. A was very pleased with the repairs done by M on her heirloom, "double wedding ring" quilt, and graciously made a generous donation to the Chapel! Two more quilts were ordered. Also of the SEVEN quilts which were "in-progress", FIVE were finished today, 2 in the frame, plus 3 quilted at home, M (2) and S (1). We appreciation donations of wood quilt boards from the R family (a thank you will be sent), fabric from J, batting from B and another "whole-cloth" blue quilt from M (the 4th quilt donation). Thanks to M and N for staying/helping to get 2 replacement quilts in frames, ready for next week. Another new experience for N, adding to her quilting repertoire!

"Show and Tell": B brought her GA friend, R, as a guest today. S has sewn and brought in a beige/brown pillow with a cute, bunny appliqué, a sweet, doll-baby quilt, and a beautiful, pieced quilt she'd creatively machine quilted; all as items we could possibly sell at a Chapel event. S M. missed our treasured collectibles day; so she brought in her great-grandmother's wedding dress from the mid 1800's. Quite a treasure! B has been busy stitching on a very detailed map quilt of the City of New Orleans. OH! What patience and time to stitch the many, tiny angled streets, which she was volunteered to embroidery by S, her sister! Maybe he's RICH? FAMOUS? or just a very nice friend? Wonder IF she'll give us a truthful answer?! OR just tells us to mind our own business and not be busy-bodies!

APRIL QUILT REPORT: This report includes January/February/March, since the 2014 Year's Quilt Report was given in February, and March there was NO formal, business meeting. Quilt income so far is $744 (with 4 late sales from 2014 being carried over to 2015); making a total of 11 quilts sold; and 11 quilts have been quilted, two from the Chapel frames, plus 9 quilted at home (including and thanks to E (1), N (2), N (2), S (1), and the (3) quilts sewn and donated by M. We have 18 finished quilts FOR SALE and 31 quilt tops "ready and waiting for buyers"!