Thursday, June 16, 2016

Yarn Donations

We are always grateful to receive inquiries from people interested in donating to Katie's Comforters Guild, whether it's time, talent, treasure or materials they have to share. Recently, we received two offers of yarn, which we truly appreciate.

In some cases, we can coordinate donations so that the materials go directly to our guild's friends or members who need them for making quilts or blankets. We've done this with fabric, and are about to do it again with a yarn donation from Mandy L.

Sometimes, there is too much material for us to take (storage space is an issue), or there isn't a specific need to coincide with the timing of a donor's need to move materials. In that case, we give our thanks, and ask that another charity be the recipient.

Mandy L. is sending her yarn directly to Liberty Bay Books' Knitters. Here is a photo of her son with the yarn she is donating,
and here is one of her son with his own beloved, knitted blanket. His sweet smile confirms that blankets really do bring comfort!
Thank you, Mandy! ...and thanks to all who offer donations to Katie's Comforters Guild!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Package of Coziness from Elsie

Several years ago, our guild was blessed by a donor named Elsie W.
Several years went by without hearing from her, and then, a surprise message came for us through the Guild Association office: would I call her, please?
Yes, I would - and I learned that Elsie had moved from the west side of the state to the east side, and that she had not forgotten Katie's Comforters.

Elsie wanted to know if she could send me some blankets which she wanted to donate to Seattle Children's Hospital through our guild.
Yes, please!

Today, I opened a box and found these two soft, cozy knitted blankets inside:
The yarn is super fuzzy: thick, yet light, and feels a little bit like holding a favorite pet.

Elsie asked if we would like her to make more of these for our guild to donate.
Yes, please! - so she has already started to make more.

We are grateful to Elsie for remembering Katie's Comforters, after a huge life-change like a big move, and for her generous desire to donate comfort to others. Thank you, Elsie!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Six New Quilts & FREE Supplies!

Last week, we received blessings for which we are thankful, and we are happy to share them with you.

April C. sent this photo of her most recent six quilts, made from fabric donated by Sherry B.:
Thank you, Sherry and April for your generous gifts of time, talent and materials!

Another blessing is an offer of FREE fabric and quilting supplies, which are presently at the Guild Association's office on Sand Point Way in Seattle. Our contact there, Melissa Cardenas, can help to coordinate a convenient time for you to pick up these free supplies, to use in making quilts for Katie's Comforters Guild. Just call or email Melissa at (206) 987-6806 or, and let her know that you are inquiring about the fabric/supplies through Katie's Comforters Guild.

We are blessed by, and grateful to, each one of our donors!