I couldn't be more excited! Stitchin' Mission is going international!
As many of you know, our daughter lives in Sydney, Australia, and I've had the pleasure of visiting that beautiful country on two occasions. In October I will return to meet my new grandson, staying in Sydney for a little more than five weeks.
Knowing I was returning, Di Jobbins, a quilter I met last April, extended an invitation to lead a Stitchin' Mission at St. Mark's Anglican Church where her husband is rector. So after much prayer, l-o-n-g distance planning - and did I mention, prayer? - Stitchin' Mission #19 will begin Sunday, October 25 with the mission of making at least 60 quilts for the Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre.
As we've walked through making plans, God has been holding our hands.
At St. Mark's on Sunday morning, Di announced Stitchin' Mission.
She (on the left) and her co-coordinator, Di Bracey (believe it or not, not all Australian women are named Di!), were then available to answer Stitchin' Mission questions and accept registrations at their beautifully prepared display table.
Their attractive display included some of the eight quilts they've already made.
See the quilts at the end of the aisle in this beautiful sandstone church built in 1852.
I can't wait to share quiltmaking with you! Remember, Stitchin' Mission beginner quiltmaking lessons are free.
So, if you're an Aussie and would like to participate, please register here. Sign up if you want to learn how to make a quilt from start to finish. And, if you live in the Sydney area and would like to help newbies learn quiltmaking, register.
Visit the Stitchin' Mission website for answers to frequently-asked questions.
If you live in the US, register for Stitchin' Mission #18 in Johnston, Iowa, that begins Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m.
God bless us every one.