Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Good Golly Miss Nelly

I just realized that I don't often mention my quilting group, the Needle Nellies. The 18 of us have been together now for over 15 years and some of those years have been rocky let me tell ya. We used to be a much larger group but due to conflicts of leadership and vision the group fractured about six years ago and some friendships have not recovered. It was a very sad and hurtful time and we are so glad to have put that behind us. 

Our little band focuses on friendship and quilting in that order. We meet twice a month and may or may not have projects to share or a technique to learn but we always have family news and laughter and are so glad to be able to get together. We usually have a focus for the year that we chose in January and work on throughout the year and this year it has been providing warm blankets for our community food bank holiday distribution. October was the deadline we set for ourselves and what you see is the result...

More than 40 quilts and handmade blankets.
We wanted to donate something pretty and practical for babies, kids and tweens. In December we will be collecting toys at our annual Christmas party to round out the holiday season. 

Some young man is going to love this one!
I'm so proud of my small group of friends who like to have fun and do things for others. I hope you have a group to sew with and have fun with too.

Until next time,

11 comments:

  1. What labors of love. That is wonderful. :)

    Judy

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    1. We had so much fun doing this and imagining who will receive these.

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  2. I am glad that most of you stayed together and continue your fine work. I belong to the HiHo Quilters Guild. Once a month we meet and share. Good time. The other three weeks a smaller group of meet together.

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    1. Glad you have a group to have fun with it makes a difference doesn't it?

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  3. Two of my children had extended hospital stays as babies, and both of them received beautiful quilts made by wonderful women like you and your friends. So for all of us who have benefited from anonymous donations, thank you!

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    1. Thanks Karen. I agree girls are da bomb!

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  5. Patricia...thank you for linking this post under our charity theme! Such inspiring work you Needle Nellies do!!!

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