Now that the holidays are over, we are ready to get back to work.
Some of our quilts have deadlines.... QOV (Quilts of Valor, going to wounded soldiers)- March, Happy Blocks/HeartstringQuiltProject-Jan-Feb.
We do have two QOV tops that need borders and backings. Then they can go off to the quilters (we'll try and make some bindings too-- I may be able to make some various R/W/B strips into binding for those). These need to be done so they are finished and sent to Alycia by May. Alycia C. is in charge of the No Soldier Forgotten Project, hoping to send 400 quilts to wounded soldiers sent home from the war. We also have two quilts for needy children... one for a 4yr old girl, recently adopted by a parish member's daughter (has some health issues), and for a 6month old premmie who lost his twin shortly after birth. These quilts are being worked on by members who took them home over the holidays, and should be to the 'top' stages by the Jan mtg. We will make these into prayer quilts with a little quilting added. (Prayer quilts are tied quilts with slightly longer 'ties', since the ties are used to tie a prayer into each knot. Family members, doctors, nurses and visitors can tie prayers into the quilt as the child keeps it close for comfort.)