Alright--- So! We have been working on the Joplin Quilts, and apologize for the silence around here about them. It's not that we haven't cared. In fact, we've been overwhelmed. So many of you (and you, and you....) have contributed so much on the families of Joplin's behalf. We were flabbergasted at how many fabric bundles we sent out and how many were returned with interest! Thank you, thank you, thank you! The quilts are truly beautiful, and we can't wait to see them given out to those in need.
We have been getting them ready as quickly as we could, sending them off to our quilting lady. As you can tell in the pictures, once they get back to our home we've been trimming and binding them as fast as possible. But, since there is only 5 of us it's taking time. We are seeing progress (yay!) and have in our minds to finish them and have them distributed by the end of the year. We'll see what The Lord has in store!
An official Joplin Quilt Project: Love Your Neighbor page is up and running now (you can always get to it through the Joplin button on the right sidebar), where we've detailed what we still could use help on, and names of all those that have given their time, energy, talents, fabric, and money into this project. If you've helped and don't see your name (or someone else's) on the list, please, pretty please, let us know! We really and truly want to credit anyone and everyone who has been a part of this project!
We're unsure as to the exact amount of quilts that we will have, but hopefully we'll be sharing that information with you very soon!
Once again, a very big thank you to all of you!
PS... We also wanted to mention that we have some Ruby by Bonnie & Camille now!! It's sooo beautiful.