Sunday, December 16, 2012

In Thanksgiving

During this  season of Joy, we'd like to send a very big thank you to one of our newest members of St. Anne's Sewdality, Louisa A.  Louisa donated 38 beautiful crocheted baby blankets for new mothers.  They are exquisite, and we know they will make our recipients very happy to recieve them in the coming months.  Thank you again, Louisa!  Here are just a few of them:
We'd also like to thank Torre S. for generously donating a roll of warm and natural. We now have enough batting to make 100 baby quilts - Wow!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tube Quilts

go together fast.  You can start with seven 5 1/2" strips of width of fabric that you think with go together. This will make a 35" square quilt.  The fabrics can be grouped by color, theme, etc. - your choice.
Next placing them in order you would like them to be stair stepped.  In the one above as our sample, the first fabric is actually the light blue fabric - quilt held by a side.  The dark blue is second, etc.  Sew the first two strips together, then keep sewing strips to the right side of the ones already sewn til you have all seven sewn together.  Now sew the first and last strips together to make a tub.  Once the tube is made you will cut it into 5" segments.  Locate your first fabric and pick out the seam between the first and last.  Do this for the other 6 segments, removing the seam between the consecutive fabric order you decided on before you sewed them together.  Then sew the vertical rows together alternating the order the seams lay so you can abutt the seams as you come to them.  And there you have it - a tube quilt top assembled.  At the meeting we can sandwich and tie, then someone will take home to bind.

For Leon

Typically, our quilts go to low income mothers when they come to their post partum visit at the Mommy & Me clinic near to us.  Sometimes, we hear of a special case in our own parish.  Leon, a preemie in our own parish, has come to our attention and we will be giving his family a quilt.
Here is Leon's quilt made using the tube method by one member, then sandwiched and tied by two other members, then bound by another member.  This quilt goes to Leon and his family with our love and prayers  and hopes he is soon home to hold and cuddle and love.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A New Flimsie

Our seamstress has made a new top - center panel courtesy of a yard sale.  The first border is the material that would have been the back of this panel. She prayed for the future owner and family of this quilt.  Now it goes to other guild member who will sandwich it and tie it and get it ready to be bound, all the while praying over it.

"Bless this blanket, Lord, through the intercession of St. Anne, your grandmother. May it comfort the little one and give hope to the mother of your future blessings. Amen"

Monday, May 21, 2012

They're Done

Angie finished the prep work on these two quilts and they got tied at the last St. Anne's meeting.  Groups of 4 ladies tied them so fast, no special meeting needed to be called to do them.  Then we prayed over them.  Now we just need to get them to the family, hopefully sometime this week.  Cecelia, Angie and I, St. Anne, will go over to their house and give them to them.  Here are the other 4:
 for baby
 for toddler boy1
for toddler boy 2
for Mom

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Current Endeavor

We're working on two quilts to go with the four others we have already for a family in which one of their member's has cancer.  These are for the two teenage daughters.

They are in the sandwiching stage.  Angie will add some quilting and then the others members will tie.  I'll let you know if we have a special meeting for this.

Pray for this family,
St. Anne