Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day ! And Hands 2 Help wrap up

We had our final session of Hands 2 Help wrap this saturday which was my birthday, what a great way to start a birthday huh?    These amazing ladies finished up 5 tops, I'm letting Meghan keep hers, it was  her first top.  So the totals are here 9 tops completed, 4 tops waiting to be quilted.  6 tops for Happy Chemo.  6 tops for Sage Cancer Center and 1 top for Relay for Life auction - freaking amazing.  What's even more amazing is that all this came from fabric stash, even the backings, and you can even telll :(  Here's some pics
final session of Hands 2 Help drive for us in Mchenry - great start with flowers and Mimosas - love these ladiess

This one will be donated to Relay for Life that my niece runs in our area.  I plan on bringing this one home from the auction, I think I can get it for under 250.
Meghams first quilt, she gets to keep it, what fun!!

Anna' first attempt at the long arm, she did GREAT!!

Veronika's jelly roll, love this with the ombre jelly roll.

here we are with all the nine quilts that are finished 4 more to quilt





Love these ladies and all the help - 3 more quilts will be delivered than planned!!





This definitely got us started




And we're in Washington DC for a few days checking out baby girl Daurio's new neighborhood (she moves out here the July 4th weekend)   We stopped at the portrait museum which was on my must see list and directly across from the hotel (hmmmm how did that happen).  Amazing portraits of the presidents - Lincolns just filled me pride and emotion.  There was also a quilt that had a lot of quilting done (just like a like) but by hand - OMG amazing - how many hours that much have taken.  The detail in the feather wreaths, the 1/4 in grid and the detail in the small amout of quilting on the applique them selves is gorgeious.  I also took a picture from the side, it was such a thin quilt, I"m not sure it even had any batting in it at all.  
seriously amazing in person.  I was actually more moved by this one than George Washington's

Amazing quilt

you know everything I know about this quilt now

Look how thin, it's almost lihe there is no batting at all

I can't even imagine how long this would take by hand.  I know it would take me a long time on the long arm!

Hope every one has a great holiday weekend, we saw the National Symphony Orchestra on the white house lawn last night which was amazing and heading over to Arlington National Cemetery to watch the changing of the gourd.  This is a great place to be for Memorial Day

20 comments:

  1. have fun on your DC trip - you show a lot of beautiful quilts.

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  2. What a fantastic, productive weekend!!! Have fun in DC.

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  3. Congrats on exceeding your goal for Hands 2 Help. Your group made some beautiful quilts.

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  4. Wow! You (with a little help from some friends!) did a fabulous job making all of those quilts. I admire your stash -- it must be pretty deep to provide backings for all of those quilts. I always think I have a huge stash but I know I really don't.

    Re: DC -- if you are still there go to the DAR Musuem -- it is right next door to the White House. There is a fabulous exhibit of early Virginia and Maryland quilts there. Some wonderful Baltimore Album quilts, hexie quilts, scrap quilts, star quilts. Check it out on the Internet if you are still in DC. It is well worth a visit for a quilter. I also enjoyed the state rooms that show homes during different times and various states. Very interesting.

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  5. I love DC on Memorial Day with Rolling Thunder going through the city. It gives me chills. Thank you and your friends for all of the wonderful quilts you made and donated. What gifts! And the quilts are beautiful.

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  6. Your group really is freakin amazing Sue! Way to go! And a late happy birthday too!
    My favorite monument is the Lincoln Memorial. I could spend hours there.

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  7. Oh congrats on all the H2H quilts! Beautiful. I love that antique one!!Oh la la!

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  8. I'm part of a charity quilting group for 10 years now and what fun we have while working for the good of others! Looks like you and your gang are having the same experience!!

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  9. So many pretty quilts, I love the blue/green/gray one! Stunning quilting too, awesome work!

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  10. Those quilts are lovely and beautifully quilted. Congrats!

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  11. Those are some beautiful quilts that you ladies made and finished for donation. Good Work.

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  12. Sounds like a memorable trip. Thanks for sharing it. And thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone!

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  13. wow, what a lot of work! i love the solids ones esp the greens one.

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  14. What great quilts. Looks like you had lots of fun. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

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  15. Wonderful quilts! All beautiful. And all from stash! Even better. They are sure to bring comfort and warmth to those that receive them.

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  16. Sue, you rock!! What a great group of ladies you've organized, and what wonderful work you are doing!!! Lovely quilts, too, and congrats to Meghan on her first quilt!!

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  17. Great quilts that were made for great charities.

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  18. So many pretty quilts. These quilts will bring many quilty hugs.

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