I had a visit from Bonnie today. Our visits are always interesting, because she is such an advanced quilter, and I always seem to learn something new from her creations.
Here is Bonnie, with six new quilts which she made for Katie's Comforters.
Zoom in if you can - the one on the left is made of strips of red, white, black and gray fabric. It has so much movement in it! The one in the middle has funny cartoons of bears and hunters, but no shooting - just humor. The one on the right is a gorgeous fishing scene.
On the left, there is a floral with a wonderful detail (which you can't see) in the quilting stitches. In the middle, a tropical print with contrasting orange and fuchsia strips. On the right is a sports-pattern with red details. All of the quilts have unique quilting stitches, made by Bonnie on her special machine. She uses satin blanket binding and makes her own labels.
I gave her some of our stash of fabric to take home and use in her next batch.
Dottie has done it again - she has created 11 cheerful, cozy quilts, and is sending them to Seattle Children's Hospital, all the way from Idaho! Here they are:
She makes her own labels and binding. The labels say, "A Kiss from Katie." Isn't that sweet? The fabrics are adorable.
Thank you, Dottie!
In the latest Guild Notes Newsletter, there are announcements of holiday events and activities - if you are interested, check your mailbox or email inbox. If you didn't receive one, please contact the Guild Office and let them know you would like to be on the mailing list! Here are a few items from the newsletter:
Ideas for Holiday Support
Support a Patient Family
in our annual Holiday Program and "adopt a family" by providing gift
cards for our Social Work Department to distribute to our neediest
patient families. Gift cards of $100 or less are appreciated, and our
preferred merchants are: Safeway, Costco, Albertsons, QFC, Fred Meyer,
Target, Kmart, Old Navy, Macy's, JC Penney, WalMart or VISA or
Mastercard gift cards. Last year, guilds contributed over $12,000 to
this incredible initiative. Help us donate even MORE this year! (Katie's
Comforters Guild's V.P., Mary Ryan, has organized drop off sites for
this in Kitsap County: ChocMo and Bon Cheveux Salon [formerly Kenneth
Purchase Ornaments and VotivesLooking for the perfect holiday gift? Support the Friends for Life Guild
by purchasing a hand-blown glass ornament or votive for that unique
“secret santa” or hostess present! Design is inspired by a Seattle
Children’s oncology patient and proceeds benefit cancer research.
Ornaments and votives are $25 each.
Did You Know?
to your incredible fundraising efforts, the Guild Association raised
$11.47 million from projects and membership dues in fiscal year 2013.
This was $500,000 more than budgeted and $800,000 more than last year!
FY14 Funding Focus will provide $1.5 million to be allocated across
three areas: early childhood mental health care; a fellowship to train
physicians to provide care for victims of child abuse; and construction
of a rooftop terrace in Building Hope.
In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children's Cancer Center 6th best in the country.