Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Comfort Quilt Day

Today was Comfort Quilt day again -- our monthly time to sew lap quilts to warm and comfort local cancer patients undergoing treatment.

We've donated almost 1,200 quilts so far, and each one is backed by a label that says:

"Thinking of You
Gig Harbor
Comfort Quilters"

They run the gamut from really bright and energetic to calm and soothing, but each one is beautiful and stitched with love. Carol, our organizer, knows to always give me the bright fabric to work on, although someone else made the bright ones in today's post.

Here are some that were brought in today:

This pile of batiks awaits cutting, and the pattern below is one that I started sewing after Kristin did the cutting and color planning. Lots of talking, joking and snacking always accompanies the stitching.

I think this is Carol's bag:

Have a colorful day

1 comment:

Robbie said...

What a nice gesture! I also saw where someone made a pillow from quilted fabric for their friend who is having chemo/radiation. That's perfect too...I never thought of making a pillow vs a quilt. Nice pics of your guilds work!!