Veteran Quilt Sew-in May

Once a month several women show up to sew lap quilts for the veterans in a local hospice facility. I started this a year ago when a chaplain in the facility asked me if I would make a quilt to donate. I thought sure, but after giving it some thought, I decided to open up my studio to others who may also be willing to help regardless of their sewing skill. More on the organization and our progress can be found on the “We Honor Veterans” page.

Typical of the group some fun statements emerge as we sew and since our quote queen was also present…..

“My mom would be proud to see me use an iron, but don’t tell her I …..”

“It’s a good thing fabric is so “fixable.”

“How did I manage to do that?”

Whoa…. slow down (talking to the sewing machine):

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Okay now, stay, stay, please stay flat (pressed seam):

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“No hurry on my account, I’m more than happy to have a Hershey Kiss break:

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Is this the mushy stuff you put in the middle?:

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I think with practice, piecing could be my favorite part:

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And more pictures:

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And because every classroom has one:

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Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

  • lol, very nice! Looks like a great afternoon indeed! Love the quilt, it came out perfect for the occasion.