Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stitchin' Mission #20 - Lessons Learned!

A hallway display case for Stitchin' Mission, at First Federated Church, Des Moines.
Stitchin' Mission #20 is rolling along... swimmingly! Or perhaps I should say snowingly! Our lessons have squeezed between an ice storm, and snow with white-out conditions. We're grateful to be able to continue to meet weekly.

This week's class found several quilters whirring away at sewing machines, while others spent time sandwiching and tying quilts.

If you continue through to the end of this post, you'll see a short video clip of a tying lesson everyone learned, including the instructor! You can teach an old dog new tricks!

Jeanette, tying her quilt sandwich.
Everyone loves Rachel's striking soccer print fabric.
We're glad to see Suyau at her second Stitchin' Mission!
What a skilled team Ashley has to help her sew! At left is Lois, our coordinator, and Linda, an able Rebekah.
Rebekah Deb helps Laura.
We didn't make Rachel sandwich her quilt on the floor, but she doesn't look too unhappy about it.
This mom Colette (L) and daughter Missy seem to be having a lot of fun together.
Mary worked away diligently, and was still at it at 9:45 p.m!

A highlight of the evening was watching De Ette's method - learned from ladies in her own church - of tying a quilt. Thank you for sharing this clever technique, De Ette!

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