From kindergarten to 5th grade, Katie attended Poulsbo Elementary School. She had some wonderful teachers, and I was a volunteer in a number of her classes: as an Art Docent, Rolling Reader and general helper. It is one of the things that I loved about the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom. My dad is still a Rolling Reader for some of the teachers at Poulsbo Elementary.
One of the ladies who was a secretary at Poulsbo Elementary is also the sister of a friend of Gregg's, from high school. It was always fun to see her and talk about that connection when I had business in the school office. Her name is Joan.
Joan moved away from our area, and recently, she moved back. She contacted me and offered to help sew with our guild. Joan is a professional quilter, and has a "real" machine in her home. That is a blessing to us, because we have been given some fabric and quilt tops that are beyond my sewing ability...but they are not beyond Joan's.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting Joan to drop off three beautiful quilt tops for her to finish, and to pick up 14 gorgeous quilts that she has made for our guild to donate to Seattle Children's Hospital. These are photos of her work.
While I was with Joan, I also got to see:
Katie's Girl Scout troop leader,Karene, who is working with her girl scouts on quilts to donate to the hospital,
Katie's 3rd and 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Berg (who I love) and
Joanie, another of the school secretaries, whose husband helped us to coordinate Katie's "celebration of life" - enabling us to shoot off the fireworks that Katie had requested.