Quilting Fun

While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Quilts of Comfort

In early January, my friend Terry took our little quilt group up to her sewing room to pick out fabrics. She opened up her closet doors and said "take what you want." The catch? We were to make quilts with whatever we took to donate to Quilts of Comfort, a volunteer effort of the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.

I spent Tuesday making this:
And I spent today making this:

These are easy lap quilts using a pattern called "48 Pieces."

Ohio is fortunate to have a top-notch cancer center at Ohio State called 'The James.' A volunteer group called the Stitching Sisters has been sponsoring an effort to get quilts into the hands of cancer patients. This year's event will be in April, and prizes are offered to those who participate.

 I've never been involved in this before, but I have had so many friends and acquaintances affected by cancer, and specifically breast cancer, that this just seems like a perfect way for me to do my part for the cause.


Jackie said...

What a fantastic thing to do! I know how it feels to participate in such a wonderful charity. It gives you a good feeling while providing something to someone in need. It can't get much better than that.

wishes, true and kind said...

That's a fun little pattern :)