Well, we could be thinking of sweater weather, tailgate parties, Oktoberfest gatherings, and...snuggling under a cozy quilt. However, the weather in the Mid-Atlantic has been quite warm so far with temps in the 70's and 80's for the second week of Roctober!
This will not affect the members of the Southern Comforters of Bowie, MD, who never quit in doing their part to provide comfort quilts to many in our area. Thankfully, the guild was able to meet up in person recently at the Crofton Library (in Maryland) to work on kits, sew bindings, quilt the quilts and organize fabric for the kits to be distributed amongst the members. No task is too big or small for someone to tackle, even a novice sewist/quilter can be involved.
Through the years, my quilt guild has donated thousands of quilts to the pediatric and adult cancer wards; hospices; school-age children with disabilities and veterans of wars. When the need arises, our members step up to the plate and deliver loving hand-made quilts for those in need.
Today I was able to long-arm quilt two community quilts, plus sew on the bindings of each quilt and the binding of another quilted one (the quilts were prepped and sewn by other members before I got them to Long-Arm). When we all work together, beautiful things happen. When we give as individuals or as guild members, we raise each other up too.
The photos below are the quilts done today; and members of SoCo working on quilts at the Library. #winwin