Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Donations this Week

This has been a great week for donations to Katie's Comforters Guild. We recieved this beautiful knitted blanket from Ricki at our cats' veterinarian's office. She's a very experienced knitter. The blanket has gorgeous autumn colors, juxtaposed with a cool blue - a great contrast!
We received a beautiful, intricate patchwork quilt from Joan B.:
We also received 45 new quilts from Lucile. Check them out!
I love this crocheted blanket that Lucile made, too.

I drove to Lucile and Noble's house to pick up the blankets, which were taking up a lot of space in their home. While I was there, Lucile showed me how she is using 6" fleece squares which were donated to her. She is sewing them together with a zigzag stitch, side by side, rather then one on top of the other. It's fantastic: no ironing, no trimming of seams, no cutting fringe - just zig, zag, and the result is a beautiful fleece quilt! So if you have smaller pieces of fleece, you don't need to throw them out; you can try Lucile's technique.
Here is a close-up view:
Here, she made her own binding:
Noble & Lucile were written up in the March, 2011 issue of the Port Ludlow VOICE, on page 15. The article talks about their recent award as Jefferson County's Chamber of Commerce "Citizens of the Year." Congratulations to the Nilsens for their well-deserved recognition!
Last Saturday, Katie's portrait (on the far left) was unveiled at Seattle Children's Hospital's Bargain Boutique on Bainbridge Island. Katie & Hannah Hunt are the newest children to have their portraits placed on the Wall of Courage. You can read about this on my blog here  and in the Bainbridge Review newspaper's article. There were two reporters at the event, so there may be another article with more coverage coming soon.

Thank you, Ricki, Joanie and Lucile!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kitsap Newspaper Coverage: "Made With Love"

Our local newspapers, which are part of The Kitsap Newspaper Group, published a lovely story about our guild and about other charities in the area. It is in the Kitsap Week pullout section.
You can read it by clicking on THIS LINK.

Many thanks to Erin Jennings, who made it so easy to tell the story, even with a tape recorder on! If you'd like to share this story with your friends and family to tell them what we do, please share the link in email, facebook, your blog, etc. Everyone is welcome to join us in making blankets, or in supporting those who do!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2011 Annual Meeting & Luncheon Celebration

Guild members:
You are cordially invited to the
Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association
2011 Annual Meeting & Luncheon Celebration
on Friday, April 1
The Westin Seattle, 1900 - 5th Avenue
From 9:30 - 11:00, there will be guild project tables & hospital displays
At 10:00, you are invited to attend a member training session on one of two topics:
*Using Facebook and other social media to promote your guild or
*Cost-saving tips for your fundraiser
The Guild Association will also be collecting infant toys for Seattle Children's Hospital Patients: please bring a NEW rattle, teething ring, board book or other infant toy to the meeting for donation (Fisher Price, Playskool or Sassy are requested brands).
*Dr. Michael Jensen will speak about his exciting innovations in cancer research
*Dr. Thomas Hansen will speak about future plans for Seattle Children's Hospital
I hope to see you there!