Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Life Workshop at St. Luke's Episcopal

On Saturday, February 27 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., 20 quilters gathered at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Des Moines to make "New Life" quilts.

The devotion from Ezekiel 37 was about a vision given to Ezekiel from God. A dry desert full of old bones returned to human form, but were not fully alive until they received ruach, the breath of life.

Quilters began "breathing life" into fabric strips and scraps to create new fabric. They began by selecting many strips and small pieces to sew together.

A colorful jumble of fabrics and machines!
Laura selecting more small pieces from the pile. A finished New Life quilt is behind Laura.
Diana sewing.
Sue with a strip of pieces.
Nancy and Lois
Debra shows off her "new" fabric.
Laura sewed lots of blocks.
Dorothea cutting "foursies" and "fivesies."
Janette and Laura
Some of the 20 block-makers were happy to pose with their blocks.
The group sewed 132 - 6-1/2" X 6-1/2" blocks that they donated to St. Luke's!
Quilters at St. Luke's will use the blocks to make quilts that will be raffled for a fundraiser.
Great work, everyone!

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