CALLING ALL QUILTERS!
Next Tuesday, January 12, 2010, our quilt group is sponsoring a sew day for American Hero Quilts at the LDS church on the Plateau in Sammamish (922 - 216th Avenue NE). Anyone who can sew is welcome to attend. We will start at 9:30 and go until our backs give out...which will probably be around 2:00. We're asking sewers to come, with their machines, and extension cords, and any red, white and blue fabrics they'd like to donate. Our goal is to make as many quilt tops as fabric and time allow. We will be making scrappy Rail Fence and scrappy 9-Patch quilts. If you can't come but would like to help us out by making a few blocks ahead of time, that would be great! All blocks should be 9 1/2-inches, so they'll be 9-inches finished. We could really use some star blocks that we'll intersperse between the rail fence and 9-patch blocks.
American Hero Quilts takes 100 quilts to Madigan Army Hospital in Tacoma every month - the need is still there as we still have returning wounded Soldiers and Marines who deserve to be wrapped in a quilt made with love. For Christmas, Sue, the founder of AHQ, was asked to send 100 quilts to Afghanistan for our troops over there and she immediately said yes - which meant her supply of quilts for January went down to zero. So we're trying to help out by sending Sue some quilt tops - and we'd love to have your help!
You out-of-towners can help too! Just whip up a few 9 1/2-inch red, white and blue blocks and send them to me at:
P.O. Box 183
704 228th Avenue NE
Sammamish, WA 98074
Thanks! Hope to see you next Tuesday!