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.
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?
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.
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!