Our first big project for ‘Children Without Beds’/BED BLITZ has been a total success. We received a total of 81 finished quilts to be given out October 14th. Several persons from our guild helped put the kits together and worked on the distribution. Nancy Stone, our guild contact person, said she received many ‘hugs’ and ‘thank you’s’ from recipients. Our committee would like to also extend a big THANK YOU to all of the quilt contributors for their generous gift to these children.
We also received 65 finished pillow cases. This will also be an on-going project this year, “so keep sewing”. Directions are on the Projects table if you need them. We have delivered the first 70 to Home Sweet Home Mission to add to their Christmas stockings.
Fidgit quilts are small lap “busy” quilts that help occupy Dementia patients. Simple directions are on the Projects table along with some examples. There are many ideas on Pinterest if you have a computer available. The size should be 20” X 20” up to 24”. All additions, flaps, buttons pockets, etc. should be sewn on very sturdily because they are constantly fingered. Three local facilities have already made requests for these SMALL quilts that make a BIG difference for the persons using them.
Yes! Ladonna Marshall has asked that we make Baby Blankets 40” X 40” to 60”. These can be brought in at any time and will be stored until March for National Quilt Day. She would also like Cancer “warming” blankets the 40” X 60” size. No larger because they would be too much to handle on a wheelchair, but nice to keep warm under during treatments. These will be delivered as soon as they are received.
Many choices! Thank you to all of you for your support.
Carol Lou Eisenhardt and Cathie Lockwood