Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Of Cats & Dogs


I belong to a wonderful guild of some very talented and dedicated charity quilters.  Our President - Kathy (plaid shirt) - had a Summer break challenge of making either a cat/kitten or dog/puppy block.  These blocks would be then put into a quilt(s) for donating to our local animal shelter's annual auction.  That's Sandy and Ginny in the background.


The St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Middleburgh, NY, offers this lovely large room with  use of kitchen  for not only our monthly meetings, but to schedule a Saturday 'sit-n-sew' or special program.  This is Emily and Edna at work.


We are very lucky to have four men in our quild and two are very proficient long armers, too.  This is Ron who power sewed 'flip' corners like a mad-man.


Diane and I tag-teamed making a number of 9-patches.  You won't see me - I'm behind the camera!


Ta-Da --- the dog quilt in progress.  Dollar Store flannel backed plastic tableclothes make for a great portable design wall.  There is a couple of borders to go on this one.  


And the cat quilt.  We actually got this one into 'almost rows' before we had to pick up.  The nice thing with the portable tableclothes - we could just roll them up and they could be carried home for a final finish.  Photos were taken of the layouts just in case someone ran astray.

Two of our guild long armers will quilt them, I think we have volunteer binders, too.  These will be ready in time for that auction and I hope to have 'finished' photos for you.

It was a lovely day with some friends on our coldest day of the winter.
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

16 comments:

  1. What a wonderful combined sewing project, and tablecloths with that fleecy back that the blocks stick to, so easy to take home, or bring back again.

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  2. Two fantastic quilts. I think they're such great auction items too. Love when everyone can work together to create something for the greater good. It looks like the poor coon had to find another home. LOL

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  3. How great to have this place for your guild. Love the workday quilts.

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  4. I love the quilts and idea behind them. I remember the amazing quilts the men made for a show your guild had.

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  5. Team work like that is just the most positive thing. Busy but productive day.

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  6. What a great idea! Having fun and being productive for a good cause. And I'm guessing there was food involved??

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  7. Great idea. Looks like you had a fun day.

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  8. It's a perfect day for the chilly temps. Looks like such fun.

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  9. That is a nice way to spend time, with friends and making something nice. Hope your quilts raise lots of money.

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  10. What a fun way to spend the day for a great charity . The quilts look lovely too.

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  11. That was a fantastic effort by all involved. Fingers crossed the quilt/s raise lots of much needed funds... xox

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  12. I agree...these came along great!! Andddd it looks like an enjoyable time was had by all. :)

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  13. How fun to have a mixed group to quilt with.

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  14. Very fun quilts, they should do really well. Looks like you have a great group to hang out with.

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