Saturday’s “Day of Love” (Community Service/Quilt ’til You Wilt) was a big success. Many projects were completed and other projects made great progress. There was a Veteran’s Presentation on Saturday, too.
A big thanks to Elsie for organizing the service day, to the Anonymous Donor(s) who gave the fabric, and to all who helped at Friday night’s set-up and/or Saturday’s event.
Here are some of the photos:
The Community Service committee, under the direction of Renae Farnsworth, presented many beautiful quilts to veterans in the northeast Missouri area. Some of the photos of the presentations are shown below.
Enjoy the Show & Tell from February. Lots and lots of charity quilts were made and shared this month.
(A big thank you goes out to Di Zook for taking photos this month.)
Bonnie Schultz and her Project Linus quilt.
Love the crocheted edges, Bonnie!
Alice Allinson’s mom is a lucky girl to receive this one.
Alice quilted a top that Jean Nevins had made.
Alice made this beauty for Jo Conklin.
Meredith Willcox shows this cute quilt that she and Vel Pauls made together. Vel did the blocks and Meredith set it together.
Meredith made this frog quilt for Project Linus.
Meredith has been busy making quilts for Project Linus.
Project Linus quilt #4 from Meredith.
Another colorful quilt by Meredith for Project Linus!
Meredith made this cute bear quilt for Project Linus, too.
Liz Mills shared her Valentine Mug Rug.
And check out this cute Project Linus quilt Liz made!
Veterans quilt top set together by Barb Bevell.
Lovely quilt made by Rose Marie Smith.
Ellen Farnsworth made this cute quilt for Project Linus.
Mary Shoaf share this quilt that was quilted with the alphabet.
This quilt with horses was made by Mary, too.
Beverly Compton made this striking “star” table runner.
Linda Kowalski tells us about this practice piece sewn on a longarm in Des Moines.
This is a Moda Sampler shuffle quilt made by Linda.
Kathy East made 4 personalized veteran quilts this month!
Veteran quilt #2 by Kathy.
Kathy and Stan work on these veterans quilts together.
Look at all those fun blocks! Kathy personalizes each quilt.
On November 11, 2014, several members of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild met to deliver quilts that had been made for veterans. A list of veterans in our local area was collected, and personal visits to homes, businesses, and local restaurants were made to find and deliver these quilts. The recipients were not informed ahead of time, and all were personally and visibly touched. Most of these veterans had recently returned from Afghanistan, or had served in Qatar, Iraq, or other locations. The men said how much they loved quilts, and how thankful they were for the thoughts and kindnesses.
A thank you to all the members who were involved in making these beautiful quilts, quilting them, and delivering them. This is a very special and valuable service that our guild members are involved in each year. This service has been an ongoing project since 2009.