1.) Many people have sent us quilt tops over the past few years. We use them all--sometimes it just takes us months (or a year!). Someone donated this lovely top a long time ago. It was long-arm quilted this past winter and when we had a need arise this summer, I bound it and sent it off! Isn't it beautiful?
Queen Bee Quilt Shoppe for offering their classroom space for the day and the ladies who came out for the day: Amy, Carol E., Stephanie, Dhia, Carol P., Lisa, Jessica, Jill, Pam, Arliss, Joan, April, Janet, and Lori. Here are a few pictures of finished quilts!
Here is how the top arrived:
Here are a few pictures of the final product. I machine pieced the top but hand stiched the quilting :) a modern and quicker redo of an antique quilt top. We are not quite sure what we will do with it--but for now my mom will use it on the display table when she goes and presents about MHC.
|I stole this image from Pam's blog because I didn't actually have a full picture of it finished--so there I am holding it ;)|
The second prison visit was a little different-and it requires a post of it's own but here is a brief summary. There is a group of 'lifers' (people serving a life sentence) at a prison in Macomb County Michigan (all men) who are making quilts for MHC. I was able to spend a little time with them, see what they are doing, donate some fabric and here is the best part----I gave them Amanda Jean's book 'Sunday Morning Quilts' for inspiration. How cool is that? I wasn't allowed to take my camera into either prison so no pictures :( but trust me it was strange and awesome at the same time-which pretty much sums up my life. And so my friends with that-I will close. I apologize if there are spelling, grammar, or other errors in this post--I am tired and it is late and homeschooling my children is slowly eating away at my brain. Until next time I am afforded a few extra minutes.....keep quilting!!!