Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fresh Lemons Quilts

Community Giving
Our friend, talented Polly C. (of Pieces by Polly website) recommended that I contact Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts. Faith's website is attractive and full of creative ideas, especially for quilters. Please hop over to check it out, and show Faith some love!

Polly suggested this because Faith has a Community Giving page on her website. I wrote and asked if Faith would be kind enough to include Katie's Comforters Guild in her Community Giving lineup. She not only replied with a rapid "Yes," she implemented her "yes" right away (check it out HERE, or via the button on our sidebar), AND, on top of that, she is making quilts to donate to Katie's Comforters Guild at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Thank you, Faith and Fresh Lemons Quilts!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"A Kiss From Katie" via Dottie A.

Dear Dottie A. sent photos to me of eight new fleece blankets she is making for our guild.
Dottie makes her own binding out of complementary fabric, and makes her own labels for the blankets. The labels all say "A Kiss From Katie." Isn't that the sweetest thing?
Thank you, Dottie, for your generous gifts of time, talent, creativity and fabric! We are very grateful to you.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mary R. and Shirley F. Give Generously

Our Guild's Vice President, Mary Ryan, recently made and donated an adorable, bright fleece blanket:
Many thanks to Mary for her tireless keeping of the guild's spreadsheet, and gracious sending of all of the many "thank you" notes which go out to our donors, as well as finding the time to make blankets to donate!

Mary also took delivery of three lovely quilts donated by Shirley F.:
Thank you, Shirley, for your gifts of time, talent and materials in making these three quilts for Katie's Comforters Guild!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bethany M. and the Yelm Middle School Project

Bethany M. contacted me about a school project she had in mind: making fleece blankets for Katie's Comforters Guild. I was delighted to hear about her plan, and we coordinated a donation of funds (thanks to Mary Kay H.) with Bethany's students' labor which resulted in the following beautiful, cheery fleece blankets:
Bethany herself is a talented quilter, and she made two of these gorgeous quilts to donate along with the fleece:
Thank you, Bethany and students of Yelm Middle School for generously sharing your time and talent with Katie's Comforters Guild for the benefit of patients at Seattle Children's Hospital!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lucile's New Designs: Strips

Lucile & Noble came down last week with another batch of 28 beautiful quilts and fleece blankets. She accomplished all of this in spite of some nagging back/leg pain and her sewing machine breaking down. (If anyone out there has any contacts in the sewing machine world, I would love to see Lucile get a replacement machine!)
Lucile has been working in some new patterns, using smaller pieces and creating strip-quilts. They are gorgeous and FUN.
Look at the symmetry and variety of color
 of pattern
and theme. Here are some of her other designs...
What happiness, comfort and visual enjoyment these 28 quilts and blankets will bring to patients who are in the hospital!
Thank you, Lucile & Noble!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Baker's Dozen from Bonnie P.

Katie's Comforters Guild member Bonnie P. stopped by today to drop off 12 new quilts (plus one which needed its binding finished - Bonnie also did this for us). The artistry in her quilting is a wonder to behold. Every time she brings a new batch, the quality and creativity of her quilts makes me want to sit and watch her work!
Chevrons made from scraps on the left; Hawaiian ladies on the right.
 Bonnie is especially talented at creating her own free-motion quilting stitches. If you click on the photos, you can see the tone-on-tone designs she drew and then stitched to coordinate with the theme of the quilts (Hawaiian flowers on the pink background at right).
 The quilt on the left features a "counting" theme, with numbers 1 - 9 on the front, and 10 on the back. The quilt on the right has a golf theme.
 The scrap quilt on the right makes me think of the sea. The citrus theme on the left is so cheerful!
 Purple scrap quilt on the left; Mary Engelbreit quilt on the right.
Bonnie with her "Clifford the Big Red Dog" quilt at left and "Nascar" (featuring Dale Earnhardt, Jr.) on the right.
"Deer" theme on the left and "Jungle Tiger" on the right. Check out the background stitches in the light green (at right).

Thank you, Bonnie! 
We deeply appreciate your artistry and generosity!