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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bringing home the batting.....

I am so excited. We have batting, lots and lots of batting, so much  that it wouldn't fit in my 4Runner.  I stopped by Humble Fabrics and Crafts and walked out with a gigantic roll of batting.  Thank you Roxy for giving us such a good deal.  As we approached my little vehicle with this big roll of batting I realized how big this roll was.  We lowered the back seats and shoved it up against the front seats and it still wouldn't all go in.  I finally lowered the back window and drove home with it hanging out the back.  I am so grateful for such beautiful weather today. 
We have batting now! We are ready to roll with the quilt making project!  We have been busy sorting through all the boxes that were donated and have found some wonderful surprises which I will show you in my next post.  In the meantime we are getting ready for Friday. Friday is a work day, anyone who can come is welcome to help iron, pin and sew.  We have lots of fun ahead!

Monday, May 2, 2011

It begins

Writing a blog is a very new thing for me, but we want to keep everyone who has been so generous with their donations updated on our progress.  So I will start at the beginning, a very good place to start. 

Hello, my name is Bethany Woolsey and I am organizing a project where my ideal goal is to make 61 quilts for the children in the orphanage in Uganda, Africa. I ask for people to help and donate supplies for the quilts. What we mostly need is patterned, sturdy cotton fabric in large pieces to be cut into strips, as well as thread, backing, and batting. . Also, we request people to volunteer their time and help make these quilts. No specific skills are required, and the first meeting will be at 12 on the 22nd of April till five or later. We will meet every Friday afterwards at 3 and go till 8.  Anyone owning a working sewing machine, please bring it! Please come!
This letter was written by my daughter, who loves to quilt.  Within the first week we had received 20 boxes and bags of donations!  My house looks like a fabric bomb exploded!
These are some of the boxes of fabric we've received!

I will end now.  I want to get this up and running but will definitely post again soon!