April 07, 2014
2 years with the JOY circle...
An anniversary of sorts passed for me last month - I have now completed 2 years of making blocks and quilting for the Joy circle of Do Good Stitches. Each month we make one or two blocks for the host quilter, and mail them out. Then the quilter adds the batting and backing, quilts it and binds it, and donates it to a worthy cause. The quilters in our group make two per year, and so far I have donated three quilts to the cancer center at our local hospital.
I just finished piecing the top for a fourth quilt, and this month I am about to start receiving blocks in the mail for my fifth quilt.
I have really enjoyed being a part of this quilting bee, and hope to continue for as long as I am able. It's fun trying out new blocks and techniques on a small scale each month, and receiving all the wonderful blocks that have been made with my vision when it's my turn.
For anyone that is interested in joining a circle, you can fill out the form here.