Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Gift from the Elgin Piecemakers for a Friend.

I belong to a small guild called the Elgin Piecemakers. We meet once a month in each other's homes and enjoy sharing our projects, conversation and tea/coffee and treats. One of our members has had a rough patch with her health lately, so we decided to make her a quilt! (This is what quilters do best!)

Several of us got together one evening at C's house and put the top together in a couple of hours. Some cut, others ironed, some sewed and another put the finished blocks on the design wall.I took the top home and put the borders on. H's husband quilted the quilt on their longarm machine and C and D did the binding and label.

D and I delivered the quilt to our friend yesterday afternoon. She was thrilled with her gift. I think she knew there was love in every stitch <3 .  She told us that she has made lots of quilts, but never one for herself. Now she has her own quilt to keep her warm!


  1. It turned out great! Amazing what you can do with leftover strips collected from a whole bunch of people eh? It was fun working on it!! We'll have to do it again sometime.

  2. You did a fabulous job! Isn't that a fun pattern to sew?!
    What a wonderful group effort!

  3. AWESOME.....that quilt will be cherished...great job everyone!

  4. What a team the quilt will be warm and give a lot of comfort!

  5. What a wonderful gift, and memory!