Donation Quilt Sew-In

Last week was my monthly donation sew-in. We started out several years ago making lap quilts for veterans in hospice care (We Honor Veterans facility. Recently efforts expanded to include quilts and other items (adult bibs and wheel chair totes) for a local nursing home.

Bonnie finished a quilt at home and started a new one.

Bonnie's Quilt

Ann like to piece (and leaves the rest to me – no complaints here) so she started a new one.

Ann's Top on design wall

Ann Sewing

Mary finished piecing and trimming her blocks.

Mary's Strips

Savannah (art quilter in training ) started her first quilt. I suggested she work on one she wants to keep, remembering how Grace felt after realizing her first quilt was to be donated (she is keeping it).

Going through my 2 inch strip bin:

Savannah's Strips

Proudly wearing her chain piecing.

Savannah's Chain Piecing

The best thing I heard all night was, “this room is like sewing heaven” from Savannah. Close, Savannah, close.

Right now I have 12 finished veteran’s quilts with 2 more that I’ll be finishing up.

Veteran quilts

Spending time in my “sewing heaven” with others on the journey. Jackie

  • Bonnie Terrey

    That night my granddaughter, Savannah, pictured above, said to Jackie – “Is this where you come when you’ve had a bad day?” How true, little Savannah.

    • Jackie

      Great wisdom from such a little one. 🙂