Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Don't Forget to Add a Label

The last Stitchin' Mission #24 lesson is Monday evening, January 31. With winter weather and seasonal illnesses playing havoc with our lives, everyone who stuck with this Stitchin' Mission, all the way to the end, is to be commended! Thank you!

Monday evening we'll take a group photo, photos of individual quilters with their quilt(s), and hand sew labels to the back of our quilts. Please don't forget to bring your hand sewing supplies.

We'll also meet a couple of the people who are going with the Mission South Africa team who will be delivering the quilts.

Quilters have until Tuesday, February 8 to turn in their finished quilts.

On Wednesday, February 9, Stitchin' Mission quilts will be hung in the atrium, outside the worship center, at Lutheran Church of Hope. Quilts will remain hanging until Friday, February 26.

Please stop by - pretty much anytime - to see the quilts at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dedicated Newbies!

For the past two Mondays, newbies and Rebekahs in Stitchin' Mission have had to contend with less-than-favorable weather. And whenever the weather makes life challenging, there's always a concern that newbies will simply give up and drop out. 

While two-thirds of registered newbies stayed home, missing the second lesson (rotary cutting and piecing), only three newbies missed the third lesson (making a quilt sandwich and tying it).

Now we know for sure... neither snow, nor ice, nor cold could keep these dedicated Stitchin' Mission-ers from making quilts!

 When everyone's willing to give and take, persevering and encouraging one another through the quiltmaking process, it's simply a beautiful experience.
 Thank you Rebekahs...

 ...and thank you newbies!

Keep up the great work, and keep havin' fun! 

Newbies, you're invited to join Hope Quilters for a day of sewing. Whether you spend your time making or finishing a Stitchin' Mission quilt, or helping with one of Hope Quilters' mission quilts, we'd love to have you join us.
We're meeting at Lutheran Church of Hope on Saturday, February 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room 214. Please bring a sack lunch and drink, and RSVP here. You don't need to be a member of Lutheran Church of Hope to join our group.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may give glory to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5 (NIV)

Monday, January 10, 2011

It's snowing, and we WILL have class

UPDATE 4:10 p.m. - The snow continues to fall, but we WILL have Stitchin' Mission class. Your safety is very important. If you do not feel comfortable driving, please stay home!

At this time - 2:30 p.m. - Stitchin' Mission class this evening is a go.

If you are commuting and are concerned about driving conditions, please use your best judgement to decide whether to attend or stay at home.

Travel safely! Linda