Monday, January 20, 2014

Relief Society Service Project

A large part of our Pickering Ward Relief Society
Last Thursday night our Ward's Relief Society Activity turned out to be a fun service project where we tied fleece quilts.  For those of you who don't know, a ward is a congregation, and the Relief Society is the oldest, and largest, women's organization in the world.

This event turned out to be a lot of fun for all of us women - and a couple of Primary age girls as well!  The best part for me was that it didn't take any sewing skills. (Because I have none of those!)

These quilts were quickly cut and tied together.  However the finished product was nice - a soft, warm and useful blanket in just the right size for cuddling on a cold night.

The Sister Missionaries were a big help!
In the photo above you can catch a glimpse of the green and yellow quilt I tied, lying on the table.  My "team" was able to finish off two of them.  These were all made with donated fleece material.

Ella and her best friend Grace are the little girls on the left.  They were quite enthusiastic and did a wonderful job on their quilt.

You go, girls!
Folding up the finished products
Our Relief Society President, Laurel, reports we finished 8 blankets in the hour and a half we were there. These blankets are to be distributed to the needy.  I don't know about everyone else, but I came home with a real sense of accomplishment.

The results of our labors
The green and yellow one in the foreground is one I worked on, as is the blue and lavender one on the far right.
The evening ended with a lot of cheerful chatter, cupcakes and fresh fruit.  Actually, there was a lot of cheerful chatter and laughter all evening!

What a fun night.

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