I went to my Guilds semi-annual charity quilt give away. We have just under 300 members in our guild and yesterday we gave away over 360 quilts to various charities. In June we gave out over 250. I only had one quilt in each give away.
It was so special to be there and hear the various charities get up and talk about what they do with the quilt and tell some stories of how they then gave them away. They paraded each quilt through the room between the tables and where I was sitting I had the best view in the house as they came directly toward me. I could reach out and touch one if I wanted!! Made me want to run home and whip up a bunch to give away in June. Actually I did pick up one pre-cut kit and have already put the top together. I won't be able to finish it for a while cause I'm not supposed to be quilting right now. I am also putting together another kit that was mostly pre-cut too. (shhhhh, don't tell anyone!) We have member that take donated fabrics and put them together into "kits" with a pattern (not real well explained directions for a newby) We can choose a kit and do any part of it we want. I will usually pick up a kit and finish it completely. If I wanted I could just do the top, or the quilting, or the binding or whatever. Sometimes the kits are pre-cut, which is good for me right now.
We had some Christmas activities including a fat quarter exchange, each table was beautifully decorated by a person or two or a "small group" (there were sign ups) We voted on the prettiest tables and had a lunch of finger foods. I had a wonderful time.
I am so glad that I can participate in such a wonderful guild full of wonderful people. I don't get to go every month because I volunteer at our church MOPS group and many times the days fall on the same. I have never been able to go to a workshop or class because I work all day on Wednesdays. On Tuesdays, when both MOPS and guild meet, I work 12 - 5. Though I am off right now on disability.