Sunday, January 18, 2009

Warming Quilts sewing saturday

13 ladies joined this sewing saturday. I had hoped for more ladies to join, but I guess they were busy doing other things. But the ladies who was there had a wonderful time sewing and laughing while making Warming Quilts.


This is the label Lise made to sew on the back of the quilts. It says: Warming quilts, Elverum action 2009.

And here is some photos from the long sewingday; starting at 10:00 until we turned off the lights at 18:00.

001Berit, Inger and Bente is planning one of the quilts using old blocks (ufos).

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Anne Ida was alway smiling while sewing. And look at the big pile of fabrics that have been given to these Warming Quilts sewing days. And not to forget all boxes of fabric we had brought along to use in our quilts. Plenty of fabric.

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Anne Ida finished her quilt very fast. She used blocks from a swap. Bente is planning her quilt at the floor.

007 And then there was time for food. We ordered Peppes Pizza and the fun thing was that it came delivered in taxi.

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And during the day more quilt tops was finished.

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And even more.

It was amazing to see the quilt tops being finished. And every lady was so happy making them.

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Thank you ladies for joining me on this wonderful sewing together.


These quilts will be (when they are finished) be donated to the Warming Quilts action. And soon some long term sick children at the Radiumhospital or Rikshospital will enjoy these quilts as a warming thought from us. And I know I will arrange such a sewing day later this year.


And back home at my place we could relax after a long day. And what do quilters do when they relax. Some are looking in quiltingbooks (Bjørg), some are sending a sms to a friend in australia (Anne Ida) and some are looking at blogs (Hanne and Bente)041

And some are taking photos (Lise)

Thank you ladies for a wonderful weekend.

This is the first time I have tried to blog using Windows live writer. I am very curious how this post will show in my blog. Perhaps a complete unreadable chaos LOL. If it works maybe I will use it more.

Saying for today:



Amy said...

wow Looks like everyone was busy as bees. all the quilts are gorgeous!!

Carla said...

Such a wonderful thing you are all doing. I know the children will appreciate. And they are all so beautiful!!

Pat said...

What a wonderful job you ladies did. There will be some children who will find a lot of comfort in those quilts. We have a local group called Quilts of Love who does something like this. We all only hope there would come a day when there were no more seriously ill children in need of such quilts, but until that day, it is wonderful to make them for these children.

Lise in Norway said...

Thanks a lot May Britt for all fun,good food and lovley time spend with really good friends. I do come again....when my car is fixed. I nearly reach home......:-)But as Bente said.The car is just a thing that can be replaceable...the irreplaceable has come home.Sleep well...I will do!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

May Britt that is what I call a very productive day...congrats to all of you.

Lurline said...

This is a lovely Post - I love to know about happenings of quilters who make quilts for the less fotunate - good on you, Girls!
Hugs - Lurline!

Elaine Adair said...

Nothing better than spending time and sewing with the gals! And for a good cause, also.

Sue said...

What a wonderful kind hearted group of quilters you are, May Britt. All those quilts are lovely and I'm sure will be loved by their recipients.

Western Australia

Susan said...

It doubles the pleasure when you get together with friends and make something special to bring a smile tot the face of a child.

Noémia said...

It's wondeful the intention, the work, the resulting quilts,the weekend with friends!
I let you a chellenge,in my blog, to tell us some more about you. Feel free to accept it or not!:)

Teresa said...

You all did great getting the quilts together and such pretty quilts they are. I know a child will cherish the one they receive.

Dawn said...

All the quilts turned out lovely! And all made by lovely people!!

Chookyblue...... said...

good work girls.........a very worth while cause..........

Christine said...

Looks like a great day. Great cause, too.

Hanne said...

Thanks for a lovely weekend!
I will put in some work on my quilt top today.
I am looking forward to the next time we will meet and sew together !!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that saying for the day. Very true.
You ladies are very nice to make all of those quilts for the kids. What a great thing to do.

Oddbjørg said...

You all did a great work, and the quilts are lovely. I'm sure the quilts will warm the receivers.

Unknown said...

So many beautiful quilt tops. It is very nice of you taking the time to do this.

Stina Blomgren said...

This is a fantastic idea...and so many wonderful quilts was made!!
You all did a great job!! And had a lot of fun too!! :o)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations ! All quilts (and ladies) are wonderful,wish I could have been there, as well...
About one year ago, I was at your place...time flies !

HUGS & Smiles to you, dear friend !

Small House said...

Just found your blog! Love primitive stitch, fabric, quilting, love your blog!! I'm officially a regular!!
Thanks Sandra!!

Aussie Nanna said...

Now that looks like it was a wonderful weekend of stitching......and so productive....great work girls!

Austysmum said...

Some stunning quilts there and what a great cause. Next time I start a new quilt and am told by the hubby that we have too many quilts I think I know what to do with them.

sewkalico said...

What a wonderful day. Well done ladies on all your hard work!!

Scrappy quilter said...

What stunning quilts and all for such a great cause.

Donna said...

Beautiful quilt tops, and such a great cause! Well done.

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