|Carol Arnold, who started the group in 2002 as a breast cancer survivor, pins blocks to the design wall during this week's work session.|
When I wrote about the Comfort Quilt Project here a year ago, our Gig Harbor group had made and donated about 750 quilts to cancer patients. As of this week, the total is:
880 donated quilts!
All of the fabric is donated, and once a month a group gathers at Harbor Quilt to sew colorful blocks together. Carol does most of the planning, so all we have to do is sew, chat and snack. What could be better than that? Longarm quilters take the finished tops and quilt them at their homes, then other volunteers sew on the binding and labels.
The quilts are distributed through Dr. Frank Senecal's offices at Tacoma Hematology/Oncology, with the hope that the patients will feel wrapped in warm hugs during their treatments.
Have a colorful day!