Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's Cold in Chicago

Tonight finds Greg and I in Chicago.  I have two meetings scheduled here and yes, it is spitting snow and cold.  We had a chance to spend time with some great people this evening.  It is always a good experience for me to meet the people who are interested in learning more about MS and Gilenya.  The food was a yummy bonus.

Here's a few quilts we have been working on.

This quilt with greens, pinks and yellow is really fun.  It brings a touch of spring in the middle of a cold winter.

The yellow backing and Shannon's quilting finish this one.

Ambitious Judith pieced this charmer.  The prints in the "windowpanes" will make a fun quilt for any child to look at.

Karen add the purple backing and quilted this one beautifully.

Kathy sewed and quilted this charming mix of animal prints.

Someone donated a bunch of John Deere fabric.  We took it, added some four patches and came up with a quilt that a little boy will enjoy.

Sandy pieced a backing for this quilt that turned out delightful.  She used scraps and made them totally work.  Look closely at her quilting.  It is a new pattern she tried that ended up being just what the quilt needed.

This is a soft aqua  with pink and white.  It is a well-traveled quilt.  I took it with me to Washington, D.C. and sewed the binding on while I was visiting with my new grandson!

Shannon added fun dots and the quilting.

Deb pieced this bright Brown Bear fabric.  She took odds and ends and created a great quilt for kids to have fun with.

Shannon used one of her favorite fabrics for the backing.  Her quilting always adds the finishing touch.

A big thank you to all of the piecers and quilters that keep us going.  You are invaluable to me.  Because of you we are continuing to make a difference in the lives of those kids who have to spend time in the hospital and in the lives of their families.  For those who have asked how to help, we thank you as well.  Since we are self-funded we could not exist without the generosity of everyone involved.  See you next time with another round of great quilts.