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

Monday, June 6, 2016

1,500 comfort quilts completed

A stunning Comfort Quilt donated by a local quilter.
At Comfort Quilts in May, our leader, Carol, announced that we've now completed more than 1,500 quilts for local breast cancer patients since the project began in 2002! Here are some of the quilts -- either completed or in progress -- from the meeting.

We work the fourth Wednesday of the month from about 10 or 10:30 a.m. until around 3 or 4 p.m. at the Gig Harbor quilt store. Volunteers are welcome to bring their machine and piece, iron, cut or do handwork. All fabric is provided through donations. After the tops are pieced, they're delivered to more volunteers who long-art quilt them.

You can read more about the project here:

And here are the last remaining flowers from the bouquet from Judi's garden. Love the pure colors!

Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

How wonderful, that your group has done that! Our guild here makes quilts for various organizations here in town, including the local battered women's shelter, the homeless shelter, etc. They make up kits from donated fabrics, and members sign them out, make the quilts, then bring them back to the guild at meetings to be donated. What a wonderful investment in time and talent to reach out to others... that's what makes quilters a very special breed, I'm thinking! <3

Robbie said...

Congratulations to you and your group! What a wonderful effort and I'm sure so appreciated by the patients!!!