I got myself in trouble. I do these kinds of things from time to time. I open my mouth trying to be helpful and in walks an elephant and I need to try to swallow it.
So this is what I did, with Rosie’s close supervision, of course…
The Cresco ladies were here and brought a pile of quilts in various stages. Some were tops. Some finished, some one side of the binding was down, and others that just needed binding. Being so many were finished-or close to being finished- I thought I would just finish them up and see if I could donate them locally.
I contacted someone from our school to see if they knew if there were children in need. No one got back to me. So, I decided that I would contact the school district next to us. I have a friend who works there as a secretary. She got back to me right away and said she would look into it.
Well, the next day she got back to me and said, Yes, they could use quilts for students. They counted and figured out they could use 22 quilts. That was the elephant I need to swallow.
22 quilts. Oh my.
So I went to get the quilts from the Cresco ladies and get binding them. That’s when I realized many of them are lap-sized. I’m sure I can send a couple of them but I really feel like I need to have more that are 60 x 80 or so…I went upstairs to see what I have in my stash of emergency quilts. I had about five. Oh my. I am still short.
So now I am scrambling…
There were three quilt tops that I am adding borders to and binding that came in the latest box of quilts from the Cresco ladies. I’ll longarm them and put them in the stack.
I just dug through the box of quilt tops that the Cresco ladies brought another time and took three more. I think they will work to add borders. OH MY!!
This one is getting only top and bottom borders.
Do you see what I mean when I say I opened my mouth and an ELEPHANT walked in? Of course, I could say no but that’s not me. If there is a need, I feel it’s my job to work to fill it. So if you’re looking for me, I’m scrambling behind the scenes trying to come up with 22 quilts as quickly as I can.
These two have borders, backing and binding.
Happily I’m getting some help. I contacted the local quilt guild and they said they will scramble and try to provide 10. YAHOO!! This is going to work!! In the meantime, everything for me has stopped while I work on these tops and try to get them completed as quickly as possible!!
These two need a little more work. I do have them started though.
Like I said, I opened my mouth and in walked and ELEPHANT!! It’s okay though….I love to help! I’m so blessed to have some time to be able to.