Sew… Yesterday was the Peace by Piece Quilters monthly bee and it was a FUN and BUSY day.
There were 29 of us filling Mission Hall of the church.
At the end of the day we had 39 finished quilts ready to go out into the community for children needing a HUG.
Mission Hall is a large enough space that we can spread out to nurture the creative process.
Making a quilt includes a little pressing and to get the job done we have two ironing stations with two irons on each station. Those stations rarely spend a minute without use.
Making so many quilts requires a
LOT of batting. This is our batting station which is usually busy all day. It takes two volunteers to cut all that batting for the quilts ready to be quilted.
We had a surprise visitor to the bee this month, Pat. All of our scrap fabrics are passed along to Pat and she uses them to make beds for dogs and cats that are currently living in shelter. Pat did a little BED Show ‘n Tell for us and shared her bed-making process.
Every Year Mission del Sol church starts the New Year out holding fundraisers to raise money for their missions. As a Thank You for allowing us to use their space for our bees we provide them with a quilt they can use as a fundraiser by selling raffle tickets. This year we had three vintage quilt tops (aren't they AWESOME!) donated to us that are too large for children. So we are going to finish one of them and give it to the church for their mission fundraising effort.
So we took time away from our sewing machines to inspect each one and make a decision on which one we would complete to donate to the church.
This is the one the ladies decided on. I’ll be purchasing backing fabric in the near future so we can move forward with completing the quilt.
If you would like to learn more information about this group go to www.peacebypiecequilters.org. Our next bee will be on October 4th. We would love to have you join us.