Sunday, November 16, 2014

Michelle (Mickie) and 11 New Quilts

Michelle (a.k.a. Mickie) is an avid quilter. She not only does her own quilting, she encourages others to join her and has organized gatherings and created a wonderful, simple pattern for those who want to make a quilt for our guild. If you'd like a copy of it, send a message to me and I will email it to you.

Mickie often donates her quilts to Seattle Children's Hospital through Katie's Comforters Guild. Last week, we received a message on facebook that she had made and delivered 11 new quilts to the hospital. She shared these photos (and gave permission for me to re-post):
Thank you so much for your support, Mickie! 
We are grateful to you and your family for all you do to bring comfort to patients at Seattle Children's Hospital!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cami's Fleece Blankets

Our dear friend and neighbor, Camille (a.k.a. Cami) is a faithful and generous supporter of Katie's Comforters Guild. She often makes trips to the fabric store, buys yards of fleece in a variety of fun patterns and colors, cuts fringe into them and then lets me know that they are ready to deliver. How grateful we are for her initiative and thoughtful generosity! Fleece blankets are lightweight, warm, washable, soft and cuddly.

If you don't sew, you might consider donating fleece fabric to our guild, or making blankets like Cami's. If you need design ideas, look on our sidebar here, or leave a message for me.

Here is Cami's latest batch of 11 fleece blankets (there is more than one in each pattern).
Thank you, Cami! We appreciate you and your gifts!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lucile and Noble Donate AGAIN!

Lucile and Noble are our most steadfast, regular donors. I have never met a couple in their 90s with more energy, vim and vigor. They are so smart, hardworking and sharp that they inspire me with a fantastic example to follow - if I get to live into my 90s!

I stopped by their house on Monday to deliver the roll of batting which we purchased with Ellie and Phil's donation (see the posting below this one). When I did that, they donated 13 more blankets and quilts - 10 fleece and 3 quilts.

Here are the fleece blankets:
and here are the quilts.
Due to supply issues, we have not been able to help Lucile purchase satin blanket binding, so - ever-resourceful - she is making her own binding out of cotton! Check it out:
Thank you, Lucile and Noble! You are wonderful members of - and friends to - our Guild!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thank You, Ellie & Phil!

We have a wonderful group of Guild members and friends who have a variety of gifts and talents which they share with us. Some of them knit, some crochet, some sew, some cut fleece into blankets, and some donate funds. Those funds are very important, as we use them to purchase materials and to ship fabric to those who will convert raw materials into quilts of comfort.
Ellie helping with a quilt delivery at SCH with Child Life worker Julie and KCG President, Karen
Ellie is a Guild member who has been a supporter from the very beginning. She and her husband Phil provide donations from time to time, and they just sent another one. We used it to purchase a huge roll of batting with which to make quilts, and to ship fabric to a Guild member who lives in another part of the state. This gift is every bit as important as the gifts of sewing, knitting, crocheting and cutting fleece.
Phil helping with a quilt delivery to SCH
We always need donations of time, talent, materials and funds to help us continue our work. Whichever is your favorite way to donate, we appreciate you and we thank you!
Thanks, Ellie & Phil!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Two Quilts from Shirley

Two beautiful new quilts were donated to our guild last week. They were made with care and artistry by Shirley F., and delivered to our guild's board member, Mary.
Those bright and cheerful fabrics are going to make a patient very happy!
These comic-book themes, combined with freedom symbols, will surely appeal to the "super-hero" in a young patient!
Thank you, Shirley, 
for sharing your time, talent and materials
with Katie's Comforters Guild! Your generosity will bring comfort to the patients who receive your quilts!