Sunday, July 10, 2016

Binky Sunday

 Today was Binky Sunday and we had a great turnout.  The local TV news was supposed to come out to cover our work day, but 'breaking news' took them other places.  There were protests at the State Capital here in California and I guess people care more about people who make trouble than people who are trying to bring comfort.
 About a month or so ago, someone donated about 15 boxes of fabric and scraps.  These ladies went through all but 2 of those boxes and sorted the fabric into baskets by size.  Those scraps will be cut in the coming months to pieces that will be sewn into tops.
 We worked from 11am to 4pm or just after and got a lot done.  There were 13 quilts that got the binding put on and I think 5 or 6 quilt tops sewn together out of 5 1/2 inch squares that I cut using a new Accuquilt die.
 There were four ladies working on quilt tops and several ladies sewing binding strips together.  There were bags and bags of binding
 There were a couple of quilts dropped off that were already finished.  I believe we have 105 quilts ready to be delivered to Lake Isabella next weekend.
 Our next project is for a group that works with Foster Youth in my county.  They are having a Birthday Bash in late August.  They throw a big birthday party for all of the kids and youth who have aged out of the system since many of these kids don't get a birthday party every year.  We need about 45 quilts and have about 6 weeks to get them done.  We have enough quilt tops, we just need to get the quilting going.
 I have about a month left before school starts again.  I have a lot more work to do around the house and a lot more things to get rid of, so hopefully getting 45 more quilts done before school starts will fit with all of the other things I need to do.
One of the ladies who came today also has a longarm machine and took home a bunch of quilt tops with her.  It will be nice having another longarmer in the group to help with the quick turnaround of the sewists in the group.

1 comment:

Charlene S said...

Grandpa used to say that the squeaky wheel got the grease! These days I think it is time for all us non-squeaky wheels to start squeaking. Your group is doing great things and should get more recognition but good news/deeds do not sell newspapers.