Saturday, July 21, 2012

Summertime in Kansas

Kansas in the summertime.  Heat, heat and more heat.  This past week found me in the Phoenix, Arizona area for a couple of meetings.  Believe it or not, it wasn't quite as hot as Kansas.  Of course, it was still hot.  I've decided the only thing to do when it is this hot is to stay in and quilt!

While I was in Phoenix, I got a message saying the hospital needed more quilts suitable for boys.  This morning I took a nice stack of quilts to the hospital.  When I entered the lobby area of the hospital, a couple of delightful ladies who were manning the information desk asked me about the quilts I was carrying.  I ended up having a wonderful conversation with them.  It is always so rewarding to have someone notice our work and be interested in this project.  It confirms we are making a difference in the lives of others.

Although I spent four days in Arizona, my time wasn't wasted by any means.  I took a couple of quilts with me to sew on the bindings.  I have some great quilts for you.

Isn't this a fantastic quilt?  A dear lady made this and donated it to us.  All I had to do was add our label.  We so appreciate her work and her thoughtfulness.  Some little girl is going to fall in love with this quilt.

This great quilt was sewn and quilted by Kathy.    It is bright and just right for a young child.

For some reason, the hospital always seems to need more quilts suitable for a boy.  Is that because we make more suited for girls?  I don't think so.  Are boys as a rule sick more than girls?  I don't know the answer, but this quilt fits the bill.  Cowboy fabrics and boots and cowboy themed motifs are quilted into this charmer.

Beatrix Potter is a classic that is still popular with little ones.  This will be a popular quilt.

Red, blue and numbers all over!  This is a great quilt to practice counting.

Soccer balls!  A border of kids playing soccer makes this quilt the complete package.

Plaid flannel and Dalmations make a soft and snuggly quilt for a dog lover.

Seven darling quilts are on their way to sick kids.  A big thank you to those who helped in any manner with these.  A big thank you to you for stopping by.  See you next time!