Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happy July, Thanks & Cancer Research BREAKTHROUGH NEWS!

Wishing you a happy July! Our guild has been blessed yet again by Lucile and Noble Nilsen. Here is the latest batch of Lucile's handiwork:
32 new quilts & blankets!
Tons of variety of color and pattern in there
If I could get them back into the bags, I would take them out to show you, but they are perfectly packed.
Thank you, Lucile & Noble!

I had the privilege of delivering some of our donated fabric to Gabriele, who is visiting our area this summer. Gabriele owns a quilter's retreat house in Texas, and has generously offered to sew for Katie's Comforters Guild this summer. We had a great meeting/hand-off, and I look forward to seeing what her creative imagination leads her to do with the fabric. Thank you, Gabriele!

We were grateful to receive a box of yarn from Georgann S., which we are going to give to Liberty Bay Books' Knitting Group; they will work their "magic" and turn it into blankets for patients. Thank you, Georgann!

You may have heard or read about the breakthrough at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children's Hospital. In case you missed it, the patient in the first clinical trial for T-Cell therapy is in REMISSION. The Katie Gerstenberger Endowment for Cancer Research supports the work of the Ben Towne Center and we could not be happier to receive this news. To learn more, follow this link. You can find out more on the Ben Towne Foundation's website (www.bentownefoundation.org) and at www.komonews.com.

Keep us posted of your sewing, knitting, crocheting or fleece-making activities and we will be happy to post photos of your donations here and on our facebook page. Thank you all for your support!