Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happenin's! Stringing Colors and SM #17

Calling all quilters! If you'd like to learn a new block-making technique, join us in the project "Stringing Colors." We'll each learn and work from home to make string-pieced blocks that will be sewn together to make adult-sized quilts. The quilts will be completed and donated to a yet-to-be selected mission.

Because this is the first time such an effort has been attempted, we'll wait until your blocks are turned in, by July 31, to set a date and time for making the quilt tops. However, West Des Moines United Methodist Church (8th and Grand, WDM) has graciously offered to be the drop-off point for blocks, as well as host our sewing day.

Here's an example of what can be done with string-pieced blocks.

To participate, just go to the Stitchin' Mission website, click on NEW Stringing Colors and follow the tutorial. Let me know what you think! 

Also, Stitchin' Mission #17 (Can you believe it!?) begins next week! More than 30 newbies are registered thus far for the Monday evening classes, and Rebekahs are needed. If you are available, please register on the website. Just jot in "Comments" that you can help. Thanks so much!

I'm so excited about these fun, community-building, joint efforts. Together, we're better!

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