Quilt Day At Church, 11-19-23

Our quilt ladies have almost 40 quilts ready to go to Ukraine, Haiti, Caring Pregnancy and many more groups who need them.

Well done, Ladies!

I’ve gotten several new parking pictures that I just know you’ll enjoy!

Keeper holding his ball
Hazel in bed with me
Gracie’s perch
Gracie again helping me iron this antique linen

Reader photos

Fall patterns are still available but need to be postmarked before December 1. This pattern is very late but if there’s anyone looking for the Pilgrims pattern, I found it and it’s also $5.00.

Measures 23” x 32”

I will post the Christmas patterns this week. These are available as a paper pattern through the mail. The online store is still not foolproof, I’m sorry to say.

Found a few more plants I didn’t count so I’m at 147 now. 😏

Until tomorrow.

58 thoughts on “Quilt Day At Church, 11-19-23

  1. Laurie in NC

    More good quilts, especially like the red and green pineapple. Wow, can’t believe the car hedged in with carts!

  2. Meredith in Cincinnati

    Love your church quilts! Reader quilts are great, too. Mary H: what an unusual pattern!
    We watched Iowa Women’s Basketball tonight. Love to watch Caitlin Clark! The Iowa team is really good.

  3. Sandy

    Hi Mary, l love the quilt on your bed, beautiful colours! What a great help Gracie is in the quilt room, cats are like that! The display of quilts at church and readers quilts are wonderful, looks like we are going to get the start of summer now, a Grey,foggy day yesterday, airport was closed.Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandy – I always have to remind myself that you’re looking at the start of summer!! The quilt on my bed is the cover of our book Fresh Start Quilts

  4. Pat Smith

    That is really an impressive job by the quilting ladies of your church. So many people will be blessed with a quilt at what may be a difficult time in their lives. Plus, the quilting ladies probably have a great fellowship working together on this project.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Pat – they do enjoy it. I don’t go because I’m way too bossy and I’d want them to make quilts my way. And they are not impressed. Haha!

  5. Sandi

    Beautiful quilts at the church!! I love the pictures you posted of quilts from the group. Hugs,

  6. Beryl BC

    The display of quilts at the church is impressive. The ladies did a great job. I really like the 9 patch quilt by Mary H.

  7. Vicki in Seattle

    Mary, I watched your church service online this morning and really enjoyed your piano playing! The quilts looked so festive. Many people will treasure them.
    I enjoyed seeing your Fresh Start quilt on your bed. I just took two of the Fresh Start quilts I made and your book to our guild show and tell on Thursday. One of our members used to own Keepsake Quilting in Bothell, WA and she purchased bolts of fabric from you and Connie!

    “Happy Thanksgiving,” to everyone!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Vicki – just a quick question about church – is there enough volume on the live feed that you can hear the piano and organ? We get conflicting opinions. She bought bolts from us? I don’t think we ever sold bolts of fabric – I wonder what she meant. And Vicki – thanks for tuning in to church! It’s very rewarding for me to hear that someone actually paid attention to the pianist! Haha!!!

      1. Vicki in Seattle

        Mary, I listen on my i-phone and can hear the piano better that the organ. I can hear the preacher very well!!

        I wonder if she bought the fabric through a sales rep?
        Maybe it was yardage and not bolts.😀 She sold the shop several years ago and this month the present owner is closing the business because of health. It is sad to lose another quilt shop!

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Vicki – that’s exactly what I’ve been told – so why are we going to the work of playing a duet if only the piano can be heard???? Ugh. We sold patterns not fabric except retail. Quilt shops are expensive to operate so I’m not surprised they can’t survive.

  8. patti leal

    hi mary, thanks for sharing the quilts made by the ladies in your church. good job. they and the people who receive the quilts will be blessed. loved the parking pictures. gracie has potential to be a great quilt helper. reader quilts are impressive. i really like the pineapple quilt. the 9-patch from mary is most unusual. don’t think i’ve seen one like it before. hope everyone has a great thanksgiving. patti in FL

  9. Rhoda Ebersole

    Wonderful quilts from the church quilting group and the good causes they are going to also.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I will try to find your church on YouTube now.

  10. Sharon Eshlaman

    Once again you made my day…..you never fail to put a smile on my face and warmth in my heart! Love this blog about nothing❤️

  11. Janet S

    Good morning. The blue quilt is a stunner but they all make me appreciate great quilts. We should have parking ability along with the driving test just to see if people know what those lines in the pavement are all about. Last night I watched the Minnesota vs Denver game. Minnesota was ahead right up to 1 minute and 3 seconds before the end when Denver did it. It didn’t make me one bit happy – they were supposed to lose but it sure was a good game. Sandy, I forget, do you live in Australia? Today will be some grocery shopping and baking. Husband seems a little lost looking for treats that he shouldn’t eat anyway. Have a great everyone.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Janet – we know that lost feeling looking for treats that we shouldn’t eat anyway!!!! Haha!!

  12. Sunflower from Michigan

    Mary, wonderful quilt show this early morning. Just getting ready to pick up Biscuit for the day. Have a great week everyone!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sunflower – Ivy was here yesterday and didn’t want to leave when her mom came to pick her up – I would take her in an instant – she is such a sweet dog!

  13. Debbie G in SE WI

    Good Morning,. Mary H, I’m working on the Temecula Wjirl quilt too! Seeing yours finished gives me inspiration to get mine back out and finish it!!

    Mary, everyone I see a car parked by a careless driver I think about you!! It’s so crazy that people can’t take the time to get their vehicles between g to be lines.

  14. Ginger S

    Love the quilts, the pets and the blog about nothing. It’s something to me!! Have a wonderfu Thanksgiving everyone!

  15. Kathy in western NY

    I love love love the quilts your church is sending to those in need. The hearts and crosses is my favorite! Keeper makes me laugh with his puppy antics. The quilt on your bed with Hazel is one of my favorites you and Connie designed. The blog was a joy to read this morning so you might think it’s about nothing but it’s everything delightful to begin the day with. I would never find anyone appealing who choses to park their vehicles without regard to others so when I see one parked illegally or drive with no rules in their minds I just shake my head and feel pity for whomever chooses to live with them.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy – I will tell Juanita you like her hearts and crosses quilt – I asked her to hold it up because I thought it was such an interesting pattern. The ladies will continue to work and present more quilts in April.

      1. Kathy in western NY

        Thanks Mary for asking her as it would be one I would make for a comfort quilt. Appreciate it!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Midge – your comments and my first cup of coffee — a great way to start my day!! Haha! This is a win/win for all of us.

  16. Rita in Iowa

    Mary the church ladies did a wonderful job. Someone will will feel lucky and warm receiving one.

    Your pictures of all your pets are wonderful. Barack our cat came in the other day covered in dust. Must of taken a dust bath.

    The readers quilts are so lovely, there all a favorite. Mary I started making the Christmas Morning quilt. The HST are 1.5 inches. They were already made and just needed a pattern. This is perfect.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Rita – Christmas Morning is on my list to post this week – I’m getting ready to pull out all my red and white quilts including that one

  17. Vicki Ibarra

    Wonderful church quilts and wonderful purpose in the giving. Gorgeous quilts today on your blog. I smiled at Gracie’s perch. Up high gives her a view of her world. I smiled at the “please don’t reproduce” note posted on one vehicle. It reminded me of the phrase I heard in my childhood, “there is an idiot born every day”, that I would hear when someone did something truly beyond comprehension. The kind of shake one’s head and wonder why at something that was done or said. Ah, well. I am sure I have contributed my own share of those moments (but not parking ones!). Going to the dentist today. I will come home with the left side of my mouth numb for hours. Yug! Have a great Monday, everyone.

  18. Teresa in Indiana

    Love all the pics today! Especially the parking ones. I laughed out loud at all the carts around the car. Too funny! Have a fabulous day! 😍

  19. Linda in Michigan

    Kudos to the church ladies making all those quilts!
    My favorite pic is the car surrounded by shopping carts, ha ha!

  20. Margie

    Truly wish I could bring as much joy to you as you do to us with your blog. Quilts are gorgeous, but also so useful. Your furry kids are a joy to see. Have a wonderful day!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Margie – you just made MY day with your comment – I love hearing from all of you while drinking my morning coffee.

  21. Sally J. Mi.

    Kuddo”s to all the church ladies making the beautiful quilts for such a worthy cause!! You have a beautiful church and thanks for sharing. Need to start some Thanksgiving prep in the kitchen today and get out to the grocery store!! Also need to ready the guest room as granddaughter Tess and her friend Riley are coming. I’d better get my pattern request to you as December 1st will be here before we know it!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
    Love and Peace
    Sally J.

  22. Fran

    An awesome Monday morning post! I am home from retreat and back into routine. Thank you for helping me adjust. LOL

  23. Gail in Ohio

    Your quilt ladies are phenomenal – those quilts will surely be treasured by whomever receives them!!! BTW, the sanctuary is beautiful!
    I wish I had a parking photo to pass along – didn’t get it snapped. Someone parked in the grid lines between 2 handicapped spaces that are meant to leave space for wheelchairs, scooters, etc. – but no one was parked in the actual handicapped spots so I suppose they thought it was okay…………….

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Gail – the next time you see something like this take a picture – I’ll add it to my file.

  24. Marcia

    The parking pictures are a hoot! They brought tears to my eyes from laughing. Love the quilt blessing pictures. Reasons why we do this❤️

  25. Kelli

    Love the quilts! Congratulations to all for blessing so many ❤️ the parking pictures are the best – love the one with the carts all around the car!!

  26. Sharon F

    It was wonderful to see all the beautiful quilts in your church. What a blessing for the recipients and the makers, too. Too funny that the quilt ladies won’t let you boss them around!

    Parking pictures just make me skake my head. All of reader quilts are pretty, but I really love the one by Mary H! 9-patches are my favorite way to use scraps, and that one is unique.

  27. Tanya T. in Houston

    What a blessing those church quilts will be to so many! Good work by all!

    I can’t blame Gracie one bit for choosing her perch. I’d sit amidst all those great little fabrics, too! Such a treasure trove! And, the Pilgrims are darling. I missed ever seeing that pattern…how can that be? 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Gobble ’til you wobble, right?

  28. Joy in NW Iowa

    I gray day. We were hoping for a little rain. Nothing.
    Love all the quilts! What a beautiful donation.
    Mary you have such a green thumb! I would either over water, or forget to water or not water enough? But, I have kept an orchid alive and it is going to bloom for the third time! It was a Mother’s Day gift from my grandson.
    The blog about nothing is so special to so many….can’t you just see us drinking our coffee, opening our iPad, and looking for your blog every morning?? You are definitely the sunshine on a gray day!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Joy – I’m doing the very same thing each morning – that’s why I always hope for more comments – more people joining in!

  29. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    The church quilt show was wonderful! Hazel looked cute and comfy snuggled in on your beautiful quilt; she is one lucky puppy.
    Thanks, Mary 🥰

  30. Bridget

    ha, I only get to comment when I get a moment at work…but I like to eat and heat the house so work I must! I need to kick it into gear and send pics of some quilts…most are tops right now and I forgot to get a pic of the last quilt before I mailed it off to my little friend.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Bridget – yes, please send me the photos – the quilt show is so fun for all of us! And I understand how important eating and heating are!

  31. Marian

    Mary, the church is beautiful, the quilts are wonderful, and the quilt ladies are special. And you my dear are a parking detective, bearer of our laugh for the day, a plant lady, a quilt lady, a dog and cat friend. We appreciate you, Mary.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Marian – readers send me these photos which I think are just a fun sideline! I also think old men are the very worst drivers on the road – don’t get me started.

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