What has gone on is a lot of sorting & co-ordinating of fabrics. We made a decision that our fabric stash was unmanageable, so we've gone through the boxes sorted into colourways, pulled the smaller pieces and chopped them into strips and squares and put them into packs for future sewing. We also pulled some of the bigger pieces and pieced them into backings. The boxes are looking much better.
That's not to say that we haven't managed to make one or two things.
Robin has brought in this top.
And this one made by Jill and quilted by Robin is destined for the Charity Day raffle at the Barnwell Park Golf Club to be held shortly
This is Jan's lovely applique. A variety of leaf shapes in pretty Autumn colours.
Jill brought in 4 tops which she has made. These are actually for her son, who is very involved in various animal protection societies, not for Stitching Hearts. She brought them in for Show & Tell and will be used by her son for raffles. There's cats and zebras and chooks. All very appropriate.
Colleen brought in the last two. This one is one made by Colleen with some help from her friend Margaret. It is such a pretty top. Sadly the soft pink in the alternate blocks has not photographed well. She has gone home with some border fabric to put on it.
And this one was made by Colleen's friend Maureen. Maureen has donated a number of other quilt tops to Stitching Hearts, but what makes it so special is that she is legally blind. Go Maureen - what a star!
An update on the Samaritans. I told you about the quilts we donated to the Wickham Student Accommodation project here. After that trip to Newcastle, Jan & I were telling the others about the place, and some of the stories which Barbara had told us. Robin interrupted me mid sentence, and said "do they need clothes?". It transpired that she had a load of clothing which her children had culled in her boot, and which she was on the way to putting into a charity bin.
A quick phone call to Barbara resulted in another trip to Newcastle, with a bootload of young adult's clothes. They went down a treat. A quote from Barbara's follow up email:
"The clothing was just about all taken within 2 hours!!! One minute it was there and the next it was gone!! It was well received."
We will be supporting that organisation further, with more quilts and other things as required.