Thursday, October 28, 2010

A BIG "Thank You"

Thank You
 to Karen Jolly and
the Totem Lake Relief Society
 of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
 for the
10 new quilts
that they made and donated to
Seattle Children's Hospital through
Katie's Comforters Guild!


Did you know that Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association is the LARGEST, ALL-VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISING NETWORK for any hospital in the U.S.A.? I'm impressed - and happy that Katie's Comforters Guild is part of such a great organization!

Guild Members: Have any of you had an address change that we need to know about? Please contact us to let us know!
Please remember: dues renewal
deadline is NOVEMBER 15, 2010. 
 Thank you for your support!
You can help us grow by inviting friends and family to join us, telling your local quilt shop, yarn shop, coffee shop or senior center about us, inviting your friends on facebook, and handing out our cards! More quilts and blankets means more comfort for sick kids!
Not a member yet? Contact us, & we'll be happy to send you an application!

Need Inspiration?

Does anyone out there need creative inspiration? Maybe this will help inspire you - another donation of gorgeous fabric from Better-Bilt Furniture:
How about this:
...or this,
or this?
If you need fabric for making quilts for Seattle Children's Hospital, Katie's Comforters Guild has plenty of it! Contact us, and we will get the fabric to you, so you can make quilts for sick kids!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Donations: Quilts and Fabric

Yesterday, I made a trip to Seattle Children's Hospital to deliver 42 blankets: 41 quilts made by Lucile N., and a fleece blanket made by Katie's school friend, Courtney.

On the way, I stopped to meet the kind people at Better-Bilt Furniture in Seattle. Better-Bilt Furniture is a family-owned company that began in 1946; they make fine custom furniture. They have a showroom with plentiful, beautiful samples of all kinds of fabrics: cotton, silk, linen, wool and many blends. They have generously offered their out-of-date samples to us to use - in quilts for patients, or for art quilts for auction.
 Fabric samples donated by Better Bilt Furniture in Seattle.
Thank you, Better-Bilt Furniture!

If any of you would like to help with art quilt design or construction, please contact me! We can raise money for the hospital, and for our guild, by making some of these quilts to offer for sale.

Gregg & I visited Lucile and Noble over the weekend, to bring Lucile donated fabric and blanket binding, and to pick up her latest batch of quilts.
Here are some autumn quilts from Lucile N. (note the football theme in two of them):
 Close-ups of Lucile's handiwork:

Thank you, Lucile!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Seattle Children's Cancer Advocacy Network (C.A.N.)

September was
Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
- I think I've mentioned this!
Members of the newly-formed guild, Seattle Children's Cancer Advocacy Network (Seattle Kids C.A.N) placed donation cans in varous businesses around the area. Katie's Comforters Guild is a member of this new guild/group, so I placed cans in these local businesses, with their kind permission:

In Poulsbo:
Burrata Bistro & Paella Bar
Head Hunter Salon
Lola's Mexican Kitchen
Liberty Bay Books

On Bainbridge Island:
Crystal Cleaners
Paper Products
Rolling Bay Auto

In Silverdale:
Silver City Brew Pub

Now that it's October, I am visiting these businesses to collect the donation cans. Some of them (Burrata Bistro, Paella Bar, Lola's Mexican Kitchen and Liberty Bay Books) want to KEEP the CANS all year -
we appreciate that support so much!
The funds collected go to support pediatric cancer research.

Today, I stopped by Liberty Bay Books, an independent bookstore in the heart of our little town:
Here is the owner, Suzanne Droppert, holding her donation can.
Thank you to all who have donated!
Every penny counts toward
finding a cure for cancer.
Don't you love local bookstores?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Gifts from Simplicity Creative Group

We received a wonderful gift this week from
Simplicity Creative Group,
which owns
Wright's Satin Blanket Binding:
A big box full (19 pounds)
of Wright's Satin Blanket Binding!
If I counted correctly,
there are 108 of these,
in various colors, in the box.
If you are making blankets for our guild and need blanket binding, please contact me.
Thank you,
Simplicity Creative Group!
We are so grateful for your generosity.