Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mid January review and a few snippets of info

It is hard to believe that we are already 15 days into January!  So I took a moment to look back at my resolutions, and I am pleased that I have not broken any of them as of yet. I also have not done anything with trying to become a recognized NP.  I may have to call my Aunt (she has a law degree but no longer practices law) to see if she can help.

I have done much better with keeping my time keeping & material records on the quilts.  I created a tracking sheet that stays with the quilt, and once the quilt is complete I input the data into a computer program.  Works pretty well if I do say so myself.

So far this year I have quilted  Iowa Comfort Quilts #66, 67, 68, 69, 70 and 71.  I should be able to get two more quilted this week also.  Quilts 66, 67 and 68 are already bound, and I am working on binding # 69.  It will not take long to bind 70 and 71 as they are both hope quilts. 

These 8 quilts will probably be all that I get done this month.  I have a class for two days next week...and the following week I have blocked out for one of my own quilts.

Later tonight I will be attending the De Soto city council meeting and presenting a quilt for use in the first responders vehicle or the city cruiser.  Additionally I will be telling the council about Iowa Comfort and the mission statement...so they will know that we are a possible resource for comfort, should they be made aware of a need.

Late last year I received a generous donation to Iowa Comfort.  It came from the gentleman that requested the quilt for the little girl battling cancer.  With that donation I was able to order a bolt of backing material and a bolt of batting.  Thank you so much for your generosity, it will allow us to continue helping others.

I will try to get pictures up of the completed quilts on Saturday, along with tell you how they came to Iowa Comfort.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

PS I think sometime this week this blog will have 10,000 hits.  I know it is silly of me to watch such things....but I can't help but smile, and think how much we have accomplished in the past 15 months.


  1. Your numbers (stats) are absolutely AMAZING!!!! Keep up the good work, Deb! You are making a difference in the lives of MANY!

  2. Deb,you are doing a fantastic job!