Thursday, November 16, 2006
Yesterday was the November meeting of the Waterloo County Quilters Guild. There had been a lot of interest shown in making postcards for a quilt for the Mennonite Relief Sale . For those members, who have never made a card, I decided to have a workshop on December 2nd. It did not take long to fill that one with 24 members and now there are enough signed up for another workshop in January. This one will not be till after I come back from Holland in the middle of January. The due date has been changed from January to FEbruary. I also handed out 100 information sheets.These 2 cards are samples I made.One shows the MCC logo over stamps, the other is the logo for the Ten thousend Villages.More information you can find at www.mcc.org The goal is to make a 4 inch by 6 inch fabric postcard showing some aspect of the work by the Mennonite Central Committee. I will collect these cards ( we hope to get around 100) and give them to the local office. From there the cards will be distributed to the volunteers all over the world. They are asked to take the card(s) to the local post office , put stamps on and have the card hand cancelled and pop the card in the mail. I do not think that all the cards will make it back, but I hope for the best. These cards will be the beginning of another group quilt. It usually takes 3 years from the beginning till the quilt is sold.