Thursday, January 21, 2010

Good "Guild News"

The most recent issue (Winter 2010) of Seattle Children's Hospital's "Guild News" arrived in the mail today. On the second page is an article about Katie's Comforters Guild, including a color photo of our quilts. I don't have an online link, so I scanned my copy:

Thanks to the Editor, Keith Mack, for writing the piece and sharing the news about our Guild.

Guild Members, look for your copy in the mail!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Donation from a Class in Michigan!

A lovely lady who I met through blogging is a teacher in the midwest. She and her class made a beautiful batch of quilts, and sent them to Katie's Comforters Guild for donation to Seattle Children's Hospital. We send a HUGE Thank You to those precious students!

Today, David had the day off from school (in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), so he accompanied me to help take photos for D.R.'s class. I made a movie of the photos for them. Here it is:

"People gain
so much hope
when they know they are not
experiencing something
alone." - Joyce Rupp

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Teen Makes and Donates Blankets to Hospital

Have you seen this article? It's a great story about a young lady in Washington who made & donated blankets for Seattle Children's Hospital. (She's not a member of our guild, but we admire her and her work.)

If you know any teens who want or need to complete a service project, here's a wonderful idea - and we would be happy to help you get started!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gratitude for Generosity

Before Christmas, I met Joanne N., a member of the Rachel Knott Guild at Seattle Children's Hospital. Joanne made two beautiful quilts for our guild, and drove half an hour from her home to meet me and deliver them. Here is Joanne with her lovely quilts:

We have also received some generous gifts of money, and a gift card to Jo-Ann Stores for the guild, recently. We appreciate every single blanket, dollar and every good word that is shared about our mission. Cami, Gerry, Glenn, Mom and Dad, Dr. M. and Mary Kay: special thanks to all of you.

I received an email from a blogging friend (who is a teacher in the midwest), telling me that she was going to send a batch of blankets that her students had made to donate to our guild. The box arrived this week. Here are photos of the quilts:

Aren't they luscious? They will make the patients who receive them very happy!
Thank you, DreamerGirl and students!
I will be sending more photos to you after I take these beautiful quilts to the hospital.

A best-selling author (who lives locally) sent a beautiful blanket to donate to the guild, and a signed copy of one her books (as a gift to me). Thank you, Susan Wiggs!

At a recent neighborhood party, I was able to give brochures and information to people who asked about the guild. Some had seen the article in the Kitsap Sun. One kind new friend posted about us on her blog and on facebook. She said that her "twitter" goes out to 5,000 people, so that was a great gift of sharing the news! Thanks, Caron!

Now, we need knitters, quilters, crocheters or fleece blanket makers to help us produce blankets! Because of the donations we have received, we can help you with purchasing materials, if you are a guild member and have a need. Please leave a comment here if you would like to join us, and I will get in touch with you. And knitters/crocheters, check out this notice from Jo-Ann Fabrics:

They are having a sale on beautiful yarns by the author of "Stitch 'N Bitch!"