Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fleece blankets from Kathy H.

Yesterday, I had the privilege of meeting Kathy H. & her husband. Kathy and Gregg went to the same high school, and she read an article about our guild in the local newspaper. The article inspired her to order a LOT of polar fleece. Kathy has been diligently cutting and knotting fringe on the blankets.

Yesterday, she delivered 29 fleece blankets to our guild!
 Here is a sample of what Kathy has made:
A great variety of different colors, designs and themes, for all ages, boy and girl!
That was just the contents of the smaller box. The taller box is also FULL of blankets!
Thank you for this generous gift, Kathy!

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day: August 11, 2011

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day

(Click on the link above to learn more)
On August 11, 2011, Dairy Queen Restaurants will donate at least $1.00 of the cost of every Blizzard Treat they sell to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals!
Seattle Children's Hospital and its supporters appreciates our local (and national) Diary Queens for doing this!
Thank you, Poulsbo Dairy Queen!

Please spread the word to all of your friends and family, and
go to your local Dairy Queen for a BLIZZARD on August 11th!
Please remember to THANK them for their support of Children's Hospitals.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blankets from Terry

Yesterday, Gregg and I took a drive to visit his Aunt Barbara and cousins Pam and Terry. Terry has been generously making blankets for our guild for many months now. Look at her latest fleece and crocheted creations:
 Fleece and crocheted blankets.
Terry created her own binding by cutting one piece smaller than the other, and wrapping the edge of the larger piece over the smaller one. It makes a nice contrast.
The turquoise blanket has a matching hat!
The bright colors and patterns in these double-layer fleece blankets are going to make patients very happy!
Thank you, Terry!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Five New Quilts from Darla R.

Darla R. lives north of our area, and has shared her beautiful quilting skills with us in the past. Today, I had the privilege of picking up five more beauties which she donated to Katie's Comforters Guild:
 Aren't they gorgeous?
 The lovely top-stitching (quilting) details don't show up in these photos, but it is there!
 The variety of colors, fabrics, sizes and styles will be sure to please the patients!
This intricate one with so many squares is a gem.
Thank you, Darla!
And thank you, Andrea, Chuck & Cheri for delivering them to us.

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Quilts from Bonnie P.

Look at what we received this week, from guild member Bonnie P.:
Wrapped up like a gift, which it is!
 The variety of colors, patterns and textures is wonderful!
Bonnie has an eye for striking details.
 For example, doesn't most everyone like frogs?
Bonnie created these frog patches and sewed them onto the quilts.
Some people tell me that they have been encouraged by frogs as a reminder to F.R.O.G. (forever/fully rely on God).
 And look at this heart-shaped quilting detail on the pink quilt. It is going to make a little girl's heart so happy!
Note the home-made label by Bonnie, using our guild's business card.
Very clever!
One of my favorite quilts, using donated materials from Better-Bilt Furniture! Bonnie is our first guild member to try using these 100% cotton fabric samples, and what beautiful results!
If you'd like to try this yourself, please let me know and I will give you what we have. Better-Bilt is a custom furniture company in Seattle that donates gorgeous fabric samples to us. The machine washable ones can be used in making quilts.
Thank you, Bonnie!
Thank you, Better-Bilt Furniture!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Turning Donations into Blankets

Yesterday, we stopped by Lucile & Noble's house for a quick visit. We had some donated materials (fleece, cotton, flannel and satin blanket binding) to give to Lucile, and Lucile had quilts to give to us.
Lucile has made 29 new quilts since we last saw her!

A dozen of those quilts were made with materials donated by the Coleman family. You may recall from this posting that Pat Coleman had purchased and organized beautiful materials to make 12 quilts. Unfortunately, Pat passed away recently. Her family generously donated the materials to Katie's Comforters Guild in her memory. Lucile kindly sewed them up, and the result is pure beauty:
Thank you, Coleman family,
thank you, Lucile & Noble!