Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Polly's Helping Little Hands

Check out this fabulous project over at  

Our guild shared donated fabric with Polly, and she shared it with her friends. You'll see what great things they accomplished with your donated fabric.
Thank you, Polly, and friends of
Katie's Comforters Guild!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Lucile Does it Again

Lucile & Noble visited me last week to pick up some fabric for sewing, and to donate a batch of 24 new quilts and fleece blankets. Here is part of their latest donation:
It was so nice to see them, and it is always inspiring to be around two people - of any age, but especially in their 90s! - who are energetic, happy and kind.
Thank you, Lucile and Noble!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Beth's Conference Project

A while ago, I received a message from a woman named Beth. She was working to help coordinate a professional conference (the ALM Summit), and had an idea for a project:  an activity in which the attendees would be invited to make fleece blankets for patients of Seattle Children's Hospital. We had a few conversations via email and a phone call, and from those, I knew that Beth was a person with a deeply kind heart.

What a pleasure it was to receive the following note and photograph from her:
"We did it! It was a success. So many people participated, sometimes we couldn't keep up with the demand. What a special gift you have created in memory of your daughter, you have touched many people...All the supplies were provided by Keith P. / Guided Design - conference chair."

They made 100 blankets!
Thank you, Beth & Keith, for contacting Katie's Comforters Guild and creating this wonderful project! 
Thank you for your bountiful generosity, and for demonstrating how simple it is - how each one of us is able - to bring comfort to a child who is a hospital patient.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Michelle F. and Linda C.: Generous Friends

Our guild has a good friend and "ambassador" in Michelle F. She has hosted an online fundraiser, two quilting events, and has recently donated seven new quilts to Seattle Children's Hospital through Katie's Comforters Guild, even involving her children's nanny and a neighbor. Here is a photo of her latest donation:
The top 6 quilts were made by Michelle & Shannon; the bottom one is from Michelle's neighbor.
We also have a great advocate in Linda C., our guild's treasurer. Linda is a person who works quietly and expects no fanfare - but she deserves it. She faithfully keeps the bank records for our guild, submits our annual report, makes reimbursements when needed, and has even assembled her own group of quilters up in Arlington. They are so selfless that they didn't even tell me about their year-end donation of 11 quilts - they just quietly delivered them to the hospital! For that reason, I don't have a photo to show you - but I hope to have one next time.

Thank you Michelle & Linda (and friends)! Your help is greatly appreciated.