September is National Sewing Month

So, it is a happy coincidence that on September 13th the IHQ quilters are having a Comfort Quilt Cut Day.

What does that mean?

So glad you asked! It is a day of choosing fabrics and patterns to make comfort quilt ‘kits.’ Fabrics are cut according to the pattern instructions and all there is to do is sew and sew some more!

Our Comfort Quilt Chair, Mary Sue, is bringing (from storage) to the Hall, donated and purchased fabrics designated to be comfort quilts. The fabrics are sorted by colors and those of us ‘addicted’ to fabric are happy to mix and match, then cut it up! Comfort Quilts, as we call them, are made all year long and are given to those in need of comforting.

Most of the Comfort Quilts are distributed by county agencies such as, child and adult protective services, hospice, sheriff’s deputies and other first responders.

My favorite fabrics are in the little kids section
Looking forward to seeing this at the Hall on Sept 13th

Cutting takes a lot of elbow room
Sometimes we bring the kits to Quilt Camp

Successful Drop-Off & Visits

We lucked out with dry and warmer weather. Less of a turn out, but even quilter’s have other things they gotta do. We are getting a new member soon – she saw the post for Drop-off day and joined us for lunch. Her name is Eileen.

Many of our usual suspects were out of town, so Eileen was not overwhelmed by hoards of us. Hoards of quilters? Is that like a murder of crows, or a herd of cows? Maybe we should have a contest?

Left to Right: Laurie Jurgens, Robyn Slakey, Cathie Billet, Paula Broglio, Eileen (new member?), Margaret Meier

Sun Bathing
The Shade People
L to R: Eileen, Jean S. , and Joanne Padelford
Jean Schwisow
Nancy Peterson
Joanne Padelford
Margaret Zavertnik & Janice Vaughn

Our next, and last drop-off day this summer, will be June 14th. @ 11 :00 am. Bring your chair, favorite lunch, and a mask in case you need to go into the Hall

TTFN

The Quirks We Have

How ridiculous does this sound?

I spent hours this weekend using a seam ripper to get garment tags out of my clothing. Then, because the tags are sewn in with seams stronger than the garment has itself, I now have a pile of mending to do.

I refer to the above “quirk” as performing tag-ectomies.  The reason behind it all is that I absolutely cannot stand any scratchy tag touching me. I have no clue what they call the fabric they use for tags – maybe, it isn’t even fabric. 

These days a tag-ectomy consists of removing two tags from the back of the neck and one or two sewn into the side seams.

One of the neck tags is large and boldly announces the manufacturer. The second neck tag may or may not tell you where the garment was made, the fabric ingredients, and who can read that small print anyway?  The side tag(s) has laundry instructions that can be quite humorous. 

‘Dry Clean Only’ should never be instructions for 100% cotton blends.  Most of my dresses and sweaters say “Wash in cold water. Dry flat.”  I suppose I am going to have to purchase a couple of hammocks because I only have 2 guest room beds (which are busy organizing my stash and designing quilts at the moment).

Anywho, that is my rant about tags.  Thanks for listening.

 

So…  What is YOUR quirk?  We really want to know! Enjoy a rant in the comments 

♥  TTFN  ♥