Spanish Fork Quilting Group – Wow!

I received a phone call from Linda who asked me to come and share with her group what we are doing with our Service.  I felt very welcome and got some great quilting tips to boot!  We had a very positive response and the ladies took all the quilting kits I had available.

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These lovely ladies are a fun loving group and you could tell they really cared about each other.  One of their members,Debbie, is a quilter and will be helping me with quilting the tops together that her group gets finished.  She is the first quilting recruit I have had join to help me!  Her help is much needed…I am looking for more quilters who would like to take a few quilt tops to quilt.  If you have experience that’s great… or if you are just a beginner we can teach you what you need to know to start quilting.  What a great way to learn a skill – by serving someone else!  Many hands make light work… Right?!  Here are a few pictures of the quilt tops we have pulled together so far.

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Disappearing 9 patch with sashing

 

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Hourglass 4 Patch Combo

The Erb’s generosity has blessed us to no end!

We had some circumstances come up that made it necessary to move locations for our Service Bee.  My husband serves with a special couple who have a large enough space for us to use in their basement.  We have been so blessed to be able to have room for our Projects.  When my husband asked if they would be able to let us use their basement – they didn’t even hesitate – but said they would love to have us come.  This has been a great blessing for us as we do not need to move our things back and forth, and the space we need to get things done is just right!

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Linda & Lori
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Joy & Judy

 It feels a little like Santa’s work shop!

There will be many lives blessed with the amount of quilts we are able to produce from all who have so selflessly donated their time and energy to help with this project. The fabric we are cutting out and putting into Baby or Twin size quilt Kit will be distributed to be sewn together – The finished quilt tops will need to be Machine or Longarm quilted.

 The finished quilts will then be taken to RoseAnn and Lael, who run the Launfal Foundation, to be distributed directly to those who are in such desperate need.

A huge thank you to them both for providing us with the donated fabric from Riley Blake Designs!  Such generosity has been a great blessing!!

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Would you like to help?

We provide all the patterns and fabric needed – You provide your time to sew these simple blocks together.

Please call Krysti Wright 801-669-3998 for more details of how you can get your group of friends, family, ward members or fellow quilters involved to make a difference.

Fabric, Quilts, & Miracles in Tennesee

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A wise man once said “…And also, ye yourselves will succor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish…  For behold, are we not all beggars? Do we not all depend upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we have, for both food and raiment, and for gold, and for silver, and for all the riches which we have of every kind?” – (Mosiah 4:16,19)

Our trip to Tennessee was a great success!  Very wonderful, generous people, great hosts & beautiful scenery! My sister Elsie took me around to some of the local quilting shops which was so fun to see.  I even learned a new way to do some really cool binding!  I love seeing how others do things and where their creativity has taken them.  One good friend of my sister, Denise who is a quilter, showed us her creative quilting spot, and donated 8 finished quilts for me to take home.  These quilts were very thankfully accepted by RoseAnn Gunther, who has already shipped them off to be used by those trying to better their situation but have next to nothing to do so.  These donations are helping those who are so grateful and in such dire need.  A big thank you to all who are working so hard to help in our effort to bring comfort and caring to our fellow brothers and sisters.  For we are all God’s children!

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At the Franklin Quilt Company

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Shopping with my sister Elsie!

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   Denise, everyone loved your quilts! You are one talented lady!

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Donating Quilts to RoseAnn

Miracles are happening to help bring relief… My husband had a  business trip scheduled long before I started working on my Service Project.  It was not hard for him to convince me that I should take this trip with him, as I would be able to see my sister Elsie.  One day, a few weeks before we were to go, I had the impression while saying my morning prayers, that I should call my sister and let her know what I was doing with my Service en-devours.  She told me it was good I had called because she was going to get rid of a lot of fabric that had been given her, to make room for me to stay with her.  We ended up filling 4 suitcases full of fabric to bring home with us. After counting, we had over 280 yards of fabric that had been donated.  What a blessing this has been!

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Elsie, Me, Diane, and Lynn

I was also treated to a luncheon with some incredible ladies!

Diane & Lynn – thanks for the great food, fun conversation, and incredible Southern hospitality!

 

Our First Humanitarian Service Bee!

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A special thanks to all who came to make this a fun and successful day!

We had 13 ladies come to help us sew quilt tops together!  These quilts will be sent to the Launfal Foundation which sends these quilts to those in great need.  It was a success!  We were able to partially complete 5 quilt tops.  The ladies took them home to finish.  We will soon need Quilters to help us finish quilting these tops to be ready to donate to the Launfal foundation.  A special thank you to those who worked so hard to put this all together:  Jill Skousen, Linda Bowen, Alice Adamson, Melody Liddle, Lisa Larson, Jana Grass, Kristen Clark, Judy Llewelyn, RuthAnn Evans, Julie Colledge, Karen Benner to name a few. A huge thank you to my husband and family who have supported me through all of this – picking up what I couldn’t do as I spent my time in preparation.  Their love and encouragement means everything to me!!

I would like to give a special thank you to RoseAnn & Lael – both who have given moral support and resources to me as I have started my Service Adventure!  Their advice and love seemed to come just when I needed it! Most of all I would like to thank my Heavenly Father for inspiring me, guiding me, and holding me up when I was weak.  I pray this Service work will grow – enabling a few of His handmaidens to help relieve the heavy heads, hands & hearts of those we are privileged to serve.

♥ From Our Hearts to Yours ♥

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Overnight Retreat

Service Bee

“We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve
and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us.”

–President Monson (quoted in the April 2016, Gen. Conf. by Cheryl A. Esplin)

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Quilting retreat with my Mom to finish the first Service Quilt Top.

We will show the ladies this top as a template to follow for our Humanitarian Service Bee!

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The Krysti’s Quilts Service Bee Organization donates quilts to the Launfal Foundation, run by RoseAnn Gunther and Lael Ballantyne, as well as other Foundations.  RoseAnn and Lael have been providing humanitarian relief worldwide for over 25 years. Their current efforts are to help the polygamist families here in Utah Valley and up North who are in desperate need of a way to stay warm this winter.

To get involved, come help us make quilts
and other items for those in need.

Our first “Service Bee” is Oct. 6th from 9 am – 12 noon
at 475 North 700 East, Pleasant Grove, UT.

Everyone can help!
We need all skill levels!! 

Here are some of the things we will be doing
on Thursdays as we sew quilt tops together:
 

Sorting and folding fabric, Putting together quilting fabric kits, Ironing,
Cutting out fabric, Sewing quilt tops together, Sewing binding on finished quilts, Tying quilts, Sewing princess capes and doll dresses, and much, much more!

 **If you have a Quilting machine and are willing to quilt,
please contact Krysti Wright for further information.**  

Whether you’re a beginner, or a novice, please come get involved.
Many hands make light work!

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T-Shirt Quilts

Look for our T-Shirt Quilt Class coming up!

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A friend told me that her sister wanted me to do some quilts for her children.  I loved how she had the ideas, even gave me the fabric and of course the T-shirts, then let me come up with the design. Her children were in Dance, Tennis, and Football.

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The fabric was fleece, sweatshirt material, and minkee fabric, so when I was sewing the sashaying together, it was tricky to keep the seams lined up.  I found that if you paid attention and sewed the squares with the non stretch side to the long sashaying strips it was less likely to stretch.  I also found that when doing a T-shirt quilt if you use a stabilizing fabric- that you spray an adhesive onto – it makes sewing the final trimmed blocks together much easier.