Monday, June 09, 2014

Homeless Vet Quilts

Heavy post Warning...
I finally have a nice load of quilts ready to be delivered to the U. S. Vet services in Prescott, AZ to be donated to the homeless vets living in the forest, in their cars.  It's a sad state, and I am blessed to be able to give a little comfort along the way.  I sit and sew almost all day every day.  I love my craft room, and I love my sewing machines and I love the set up workstation.  However when I am sewing so long, I aggrivate my shoulders by sitting arms raised up to the sewing machine plate and juggling around the quilt as it grows.  I bought a new machine which I love and I purchased an Acrylic Sewing Stand which allows a bigger plate for the quilt to sit on as I sew.  My handyman Rodney came over and added a plank of wood to a small computer desk and he screwed the wood to the desk to make it very sturdy.  Sewing at this lower level is much easier on little ole' me.  

 My boss Gay has a new niece.  I made a second Zoo Face applique embroidery quilt for Gay to give to her new niece...
 Made some cute bibs to go with the quilt.
 Okay, here are the quilts going to the vets. This is a photo of the 9 stacked quilts, and I tossed in 2 crochet afghans as well.
 quilts in blues....
 Quilts in browns
 Colored blocks...
 Triangle quilt
 Square blocks... pretty colors...
 Yvonne has 3 quilts left to longarm, and this shows the quilts on hangers that are  "in the hopper" that I will keep sewing on until they have grown to adult size quilts.
I love sewing.  Can you tell?

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

I know there are a lot of people who appreciate the fact that you love sewing. Your quilts are beautiful and will benefit so many. You enrich all of our lives.
Many creative blessings.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful quilts Carole, love the beautiful colors! You touch so many lives with your quilts for those vets, makes me so proud to know you. ~Diane

Sandi said...

you are so talented but it is the heart you put into all your endeavors that shines through and makes each one a work of love, may blessings be heaped upon you my dear friend, hugs

Brenda said...

Wow Carol, you amaze me with all this quilting and sewing!! I love that you are so talented and give of yourself so much!! I'm also glad that you got a new machine that helps hold those quilts and is easier on your shoulder!! Your heart is so big my friend and I know the people who get these quilts will just love them. Big hugs to you!! Brenda