The got some exciting news yesterday that we can have our quilt club meetings again! We can't meet in our normal place because it isn't big enough but the arts center next door is letting us reserve their big room for a few months. I AM SO HAPPY!
I know that some people will still not be comfortable attending and I have complete respect for that but those who want to attend can and we can be safe in that large space.
So I'm loading and quilting veterans quilts again and these are the first 2.
I mentioned a few months ago about a local quilter who died and her stash was donated to us. I hope that Pamela Smith is happy knowing that so much of her fabric has been used to make veterans quilts! The top quilt is probably about the 10th "Pamela" quilt that's been made this year. Pamela was a big collector of Kaffe fabrics and these are all from his shot cotton collections. Pamela had a scrap bag of bits that Peg sewed together until she got a top big enough. If you have worked with the Kaffe woven fabrics you will know that this is a really soft quilt.
The second one was made by Karen when we had our first sewing days earlier this month. I almost feel like this one is too fresh. It was pieced and quilted in the same month!
The back of both quilts is buttery yellow and it's quilted with the super fast panto, Woven Wind.
The next pair of quilts are already loaded. Both are made by the same quilter in these great winter themed fabrics.
There are 6 more sets of quilts to be quilted (one set isn't in this photo) so I need to dye a few more quilt backs today. These will all get fast pantograph quilting treatments. I want to have them all done by November 17. Maybe I can get enough back bound in December to make one more delivery this year. We've delivered 84 so far and the VA is going through them pretty quickly! They go to patients receiving ports, mostly for cancer treatment.
The dog bed stuffing bin is going to fill up quickly this month so there will be more dog beds for RAL after Thanksgiving.
It's going to be a busy weekend. If the weather gets and stays dry I might get my floor cloths painted. But I will also be doing a lot of quilting and binding and, hopefully, designing some Christmas postcards.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.