Saturday, April 18, 2015

Two more Quilts


The guild I belong to has committed to making 80 quilts for the local VA hospital.  They have a floor where the patients are long term.  Sadly many of them do not have family to visit and the space is rather institutional.  The chaplain there contacted us in hopes that the quilts could make the space more "homey."
(Pattern is Twist and Turn by Bonnie Hunter)
Now our guild has about 125 members so even though 80 is a lot of quilts it should be something we can accomplish.

This week I was able to finish two more tops.  These will go to a long-arm quilter in our guild and then it may end up with yet another member to put the binding on!  If everyone pitches in we can do this!

The first coat of paint went on today in the studio.  It looks good.  Phew!  Much brighter than before.

 Most of the furniture is white so it will still be bright...and there are lots of lights!

11 comments:

BarbCarol said...

Wonderful thing to do for our veterans. I am a local coordinator for Quilts of Valor in Oklahoma and make quilts for hospitalized and healthy veterans. Very rewarding for me and the veterans are always so appreciative.

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love the Twist and Turn pattern. Congrats on two more quilts for donation. Your sewing room should be ready for you anytime now. Exciting!

Impera Magna said...

Those are two lovely quilts-to-be and your studio is looking good! Lots of excitement happening at your place...

Loris said...

Yea for the VA quilts! That is a good effort.
And the new room is looking so good. Moving in is going to be thrilling :-)

Janet O. said...

Great quilts--soothing colors, but nothing that a man wouldn't appreciate, if men should receive the quilts.
Loving the sewing room progress!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love the colour you chose for the walls...so warm and sunny...what a lovely environment it will be to sew and create in.

cityquilter grace said...

such a lovely bright space...you are blessed indeed!

Tonya Ricucci said...

your twist and turn is gorgeous - love the colors. yay for your studio - almost done!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Praise to you and your guild for making quilts for the VA patients! It should definitely bring a touch of home to them. Your studio is looking great!:)

Purple Pam said...

I am sure your group will meet its challenge. Donating quilts to brighten someone's life is so wonderful. Congrats to your guild for making this happen.

sewkalico said...

Super new studio!! Love the project and hope you all manage the 80 quilts.