On January 21, 2014 we launched the project at the London Community Chaplaincy Unit in Limberlost Housing Development and we had one person attend. We have grown to 4 participants and have a roster of 7 volunteers from the our guild and the two other Guilds mentioned above. We provide snacks and the Chaplaincy the coffee and tea. The participants have been quick in learning 5 different blanket stitches which have really enhanced the already beautiful blankets. Thank you to all of the volunteers for coming out to stitch with the ladies and providing companionship and to Guild members who have made the beautiful blankets. The participants can be so proud of their accomplishments.
As the blankets are nearing completion and the participants are eager to learn we are ready to move into quilt making from start to finish. March 25th is the date we start our learn to quilt portion.
To make this possible we would appreciate your assistance. If you are able to provide any of the supplies listed below for this LMQG Outreach sewing group it would be great.
2- rotary cutters
2- 6"x24" grid ruler
2- 9 1/2" square grid rulers
sewing machines (2/3)
If you have any of the above supplies either gently used or new, we would appreciate your donation.
thread- spools of neutral colour for piecing
plain foundation fabric- muslin or broadcloth in pale neutral colour.
quilting fabric that can be cut into strips (minimum 2" wide)
This will get our group started making string quilt blocks for their quilt tops.
Eventually we will need batting and fabric in pieces large enough for backing.
Supplies can be dropped off at Hyggeligt Fabrics, 3-515 Richmond Street, London if possible by noon on March 22nd.