These ladies are AMAZING - not just because they sew so beautifully and devote so much time to help raise money for their church, but because these ladies are some of the busiest women I have ever met! Honestly - I am surprised they don't all have social secretaries considering their full dance cards! Besides quilting, they help with their grand & great grandchildren, they have monthly school reunions, play cards and work at the polls on election day. They attend church (and a variety of church events), donate their time to various charities....some of them even have part time jobs! They are also some of the most gracious and interesting women I have ever met.
I'm proud to say my mom is a member of this group - that's her in the middle facing the camera. The quilt they are working on was made by my friend, Tony as a gift for his wife for Yule. He is the one who helped me put together my autumn quilt pictured below.
Aside from their passion for the art of quilting, this activity at St. Daniel's is specifically a fundraiser for the church - people hire them to complete the quilting portion (and sometimes even the binding) of their handmade quilts. I've never asked but I'm sure they have an accounting of how many quilts they have done over the years and I would guess the number is considerable. The wedding quilt I mentioned in a previous post is in their queue and while the bride and groom may have to wait until after Christmas for their quilt (they were married this past March), believe me, it is completely worth the wait!
Here is a quilt the ladies did for me - it is black thread on the black squares only. They did a fantastic job and my quilt is wonderful!
Quilt Ladies of Robesonia!