Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quilts were hung in God's house, with care

February 9-25, these are some of the 49 quilts you'll see on display at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa. 
near the Welcome Center, on the bulkhead

You are invited to stop in any time for a first-hand look. Even better, come for a worship service:
Worship at Hope    
Celebration Services in the Worship CenterSaturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:15 am
Sunday 11:00 am
Sunday 5:00 pm

Traditional Services in the Chapel
Sunday 8:00 am 

Sunday 11:00 am
above doors into The Bridge
near the main entrance
outside the Worship Center, in the east hall, on the east wall
outside the Worship Center, in the east hall, on the west wall
outside the Worship Center, on the east wall
in the Chapel hall
Thank you quilters for 49 beautiful quilts. Some fortunate children in South Africa will have something to snuggle with, and the knowledge that someone cares about them.

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Web" Refresher

Quilter friend and Stitchin' Mission #19 coordinator, Di J., in Sydney, Australia, recently made an hourglass block quilt with a friend.

Di J., and her friend, Di B, shared the project because it's a gift for mutual friend. After laying out the quilt, they each took home half of the quilt top to sew together. They were able to do this because they know how to make a web, keeping their block arrangements intact.

Di J.'s blog is SnippetsnScraps. And here is where she explains and shows how to make a web. She did a lovely job.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stitchin' Mission #24 is a Wrap

It wasn't learning to quilt that kept newbies from attending Stitchin' Mission lessons at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, Iowa. It was winter weather that challenged everyone!

Other than lessons on January 3 and 17, each Monday evening newbies and Rebekahs alike found themselves forced into deciding whether it was safe to travel to and from classes. Disappointingly, ten newbies missed the last lesson and were therefore unable to be in our group photos. But doesn't everyone look great in this picture?

Sincere thanks to photographer Rick McCubbin who makes himself available whenever quilters (Stitchin' Mission and Hope Quilters) need pictures of themselves or their quilts. We appreciate you, Rick!