Sunday, October 31, 2010

It is in the Giving

Does this look like a wild and crazy bunch of women?  They certainly are a fun bunch! (I am the goofy looking one not in scrubs.)  We delivered a stack of quilts this week and the nurses had a fun time looking at them.  They needed a quilt for an eight year old boy and we just happened to have one with soccer balls on it!  Perfect!!  The nurses said this was one family that was going to be extremely appreciative due to their current circumstances.  If that doesn't warm your heart, I'm not sure what will.  We are now in the mid fifties with more quilts to be delivered this week. 
Someone has asked how to contact us if they would like to donate to our cause.  You can email me at the email address on the right hand side of the page.  There are lots of ways you can be involved.  We use 100% cotton fabric and quilt batting.  We will use any that you might have in your stash that you are willing to part with.  Maybe there is that piece of fabric that you just had to have and now don't really like as well as you thought.  Maybe you have a basket of scraps you don't have a plan for.  We can use them.  Thread?  We use alot.  Maybe you would enjoy making some blocks that we can put with some we already have.  There are lots of choices to be a part of a great thing.  Regardless of how you choose to get involved you will find you get much more than you give.  I have a framed cross stitch hanging in my living room that states "It is in the giving that we receive."  We are putting in a lot of time, a lot of work, and a lot of expense to make this all work, but we get much more out of it than we put in.   Please consider what you might be able to do.  We can do great things together.

 Sometimes the colors in the quilts don't show as well as I would like.  This quilt is a bright blue with lots of crayons on it.  The quilter put a bright yellow backing that has dots on it.

We love choosing the fabrics when we start making a quilt. Putting together different color combinations gives you a great feeling of creativity.  Sometimes we think we get a little too bright on those combinations, but the nurses tell us the brighter they are, the more the kids like them.

For some reason this quilt insists on being sideways.  I keep turning it, but it just refuses to show up right side up.  Sometimes quilts have a mind of their own.

I hope you enjoyed see the nurses from Lawrence Memorial Hospital and a couple of our quilts.  Thanks to all of you who have chosen to help Pieces make a difference for a child.