Eventful week 8/28-9/1

First, we had our regular sew day….well nothing regular about it actually.  We had a visitor–Benjamin who did some photos for us, then a quilt presentation, etc, etc.  We had 13 quilts this week.  I am particularly proud that we hit a new milestone over 2900 quilts made….and that quilt was made by me from a pattern in the new Oct/Nov 2014 McCalls.  I think it turned out pretty good.  I have another version in the works, and now I’m cutting one just from busy yardage rather than the floral stripes.

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Jane had put in a request for a quilt presentation, and we got that done in between sewing.  Bill Barfield i s a Long Beach native–86 years last Sat.  He graduated from Poly High, then joined the Navy.  When he got out and couldn’t find a job, he re-enlisted in the Air Force.  When he got our that time, he went to work for the Long Beach Police for 34 years until retirement.  A quilt well-deserved.  See the snow Benji added to the ornament?

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Charmella returned more quilts to us, so now we have binding to do.  She is so quick on her turn around and the quilting is always beautiful.

On Sat, I presented a quilt to a Vietnam Vet who was 82nd Airborne.  He is currently VP of the Coachella Airborne.  I went to his son’s house to present it in Anaheim.  Eric did some of our hand-binding for a while.DSCN0018  DSCN0020 DSCN0021 DSCN0022    DSCN0026 DSCN0027 DSCN0028 DSCN0029

He’s checking out the label with his name on it!

Then, one of my volunteers, Susan, has a daughter whose friend is in the Air force.  So Susan created a quilt specifically for her and presented it on Mon 9/1–Labor Day.  Amanda really liked it!

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