Monday, December 12, 2016

During Advent

We had an Anointing of the Sick mass last Saturday and a reception afterwards. We were so happy to welcome over 50 people.  Since this is the season of giving, we had door prizes. One of our members made a quilt as one of the prizes:

  The lady who won it was thrilled!

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016

A duplicate

Way back last year, a member of St. Anne's donated a bunch of panels.  Some were duplicates.  Here is the second one of this charming lamb panel ready for baby:
A September quilt.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Another Two

 Dare took a class in FMQ and did the center of this one.
A panel used to make an envelope quilt.  So cute.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Two More

Gloria made these two with squares from last year's Church festival where kids colored blocks for us.

The kids are so creative with crayons.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Orphan Block Baby Quilt

Mary enlarged some smaller blocks to make this bright yellow baby quilt of 36 six inch blocks.

Friday, May 27, 2016

A Serging We Will Go

Our May meeting wasn't a productive as usual mainly because we were busy working and planning for next month's festival booth. Here's one that was turned in before our planning time:
Claire was gifted with a brand new serger from her husband.  She been putting it to making baby quilts

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Pink and Lace

Turned in at the May meeting.  Those are 20 inch blocks that make up the center of the quilt. May seem too skinny, but great for bassinets, strollers or car seats.

Friday, April 22, 2016

A Quick and Easy one.

The outer blocks are 6" finished.  The center is an 18" square.  Couldn't be easier. This one measures 30" square as it was going to a neonatal unit.

Friday, April 1, 2016

From a Bag

A member took home a bag of scraps and surprised us with this !  A fun way to make a baby quilt. Measures 36" square.

Friday, March 11, 2016

For March babies

Blocks on white colored with fabric markers by children at our last parish festival - a way to have them help us and let them share in doing a corporal work of mercy.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Another for February

This one for the Neonatal Unit.
This is an enlarged Baton Rouge block made to a 30" square dimension - the minimum size for our local unit.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Buried with Thread

back of a rag quilt from recycled fabric
"To sew is to pray. Men don't understand this. They see the whole but they don't see the stitches. They don't see the speech of the creator in the work of the needle. We mend. We women turn things inside out and set things right. We salvage what we can of human garments and piece the rest into blankets. Sometimes our stitches stutter and slow. Only a woman's eyes can tell. Other times, the tension in the stitches might be too tight because of tears, but only we know what emotion went into the making. Only women can hear the prayer."

                            ~ LOUISE ERDRICH, Four Souls as posted by Sherry Redowl on Facebook from Walk in Beauty.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

February Report 1

We gave a member a bag of scraps (small leftovers from previous quilts) and here's what she came up with:
Great job, Jee Soo!  She took the pieces and constructed 9 1/2" squares to come up with this colorful baby quilt.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Last one for January

These are so popular. We can't make enough of these.  Since we are in Southern California, we only use two layers of flannel in putting these rag quilts together. That's the sun shining on the last row.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

A modern baby quilt

These were 9" squares that went together very quickly.  And the fact that the squares were busy and colorful didn't let the size of the squares make the top look too simple.  We loved it.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

New in 2016

We continue the Noah and his Ark quilts.  Thanks Cecilia Z - you did a great job of first time quilting!