Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A New Year!

I decided our quilting group at St Mary's Episcopal Church needed a blog to keep the members and (future members) updated with our projects. It will also keep us focused on where we've been and where we are going. I hope to post progress on our charity quilts and post lots of pictures!
Some History...
I started this group in July 2007 as a way to minimize my stash of fabric at home. I know I'll never live long enough to use up all the fabric I love to buy (not as much buying going on here as in prior years), so I figured I'd enlist others and then share our gifts to those who need some comfort. At first, I thought it was rather selfish of me to have others help me rid my sewing room of excess, but I now know it was God's way of pointing me in the direction of serving others.
Our group's name came about during a meeting where we were making "Cool Ties" for the troops. I asked all those in attendance to come up with a name describing what we do... bring comfort and peace to others, let them know someone cares about them, and we'll do it mostly by piecing quilts and making other comfort items to send to them. One of our high school students, Jordan P., came up with the name, and it was PERFECT! Peace by Piece Quilters!!
Since the conception of this group, we have made many quilts and I hope to keep an accurate count (maybe on the sidebar) of our many projects and where they have gone.

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