26 February, 2019

Transforming Towels

What started out life as humble kitchen towels have been transformed into something SEW much more! On Sunday afternoon the Service Group of our church, namely, the COGs (Circle of Grace), met to cut, bind, and attach tags to these towels; transforming them into adult bibs for distribution to local nursing homes and/or facilities with  a need for adult bibs. These are soft and substantial towels, they will serve the purpose well; protecting clothing and should stand up to vigorous laundering. The pattern that we used can be found here

These went together quite well, there were tasks for all, even the youngest of seamstresses; here she diligently applies binding to a neck opening. 
Tags with our church logo were attached to a hanging loop on the side of each newly-made (or about to be) bib. 
Among the items that I am packing to take to MidAtlantic Quilt Festival tomorrow is this bin of bibs-in-the-making to work on during "down time". Quiltkeemosabe and I can get a lot done in little snatches of time back in the hotel room in the evenings. We should have fifty bibs completed in short order; and in the hands of those who can use them the most. 

If you're attending to MidAtlantic this year, and see me wandering around, be sure and say "hello!"; 
I'll be roaming the vendors mall, at the show or in a workshop with Jamie Wallen on Friday. This year, thankfully, I don't see winter weather as a threat in Hampton, VA!
Sorry, Hannes, you can't ride along this time; your job, while I'm away, is to keep an eye on Dad. 

Life is Good!


Janet O. said...

Those bibs are a wonderful idea!
Have a great time at the show. I looks forward to hearing about your adventures. I have never had a class from Jamie, but I have watched some of his online videos--good teacher. I'll be interested to know what you learn from him.

Panto Pam said...

What a great service project! Did you make your own bias binding to use on the bibs or did you use the packaged kind?

Little Penpen said...

I love the bibs. I used to work with the elderly and I do realize hoe much these will be enjoyed. Have fun on your trip!

cityquilter grace said...

ooh the little tags are a very nice touch...do tell about the show (and the vendors too)...

Tanya said...

Hanes is so good! He needs to teach my Dixie some manners!!!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

My Fellowship group also makes bibs for a group in our community. Quick but OH so satisfying work. Hanes' attitude is just like that of my Dorothy Anne ... how can I possibly go ANYWHERE without her in the car?? She says there should be a law ... LOL Travel safely and share your adventures with us. Linda