Archive for December, 2007
I’ve personally made 3 heartstrings tops, my guild and I have made many more through our block of the month activities. One month we made blue centers, another, we made red centers… some of the blocks were sent to me to combine, other guild members and completed tops of their own. One mother-sister-daughter team made 4 lap sized heartstrings quilts.
In total, we gave 112 quilts to a nursing home in November. Some were scrap quilts from Bonnie’s site, some were Chinese coins, many were Heartstrings quilts.
20 of the quilts donated by Jane’s guild were HeartStrings quilts. Below, you can read a letter of thanks.
The King’s Daughters & Sons Home
Dear Members of the Uncommon Threads Quilt Guild, We are all, (staff, residents, family members, volunteers) extremely appreciative of your hard work and generosity. Thank you once again.
How can we ever thank you enough for the wonderful quilts. Each one was as unique as each of our Residents. Staff and Residents alike are proclaiming the quilt party as the best of all year. Visitors frequently comment on the quilts that we have displayed and volunteers go room to room visiting with Residents
and looking at their quilts. Which of course, the Residents are more than happy to show off.
Dear Members of the Uncommon Threads Quilt Guild,
We are all, (staff, residents, family members, volunteers) extremely appreciative of your hard work and generosity.
Thank you once again.
As you enjoy the holidays with family and friends, here’s a peek at what we’ll be doing in January.
You can make a string quilt or use any pattern you’d like. I plan to use my favorite donation quilt – a quick strippie pattern. I’ve already got one pieced and ready for quilting and hope to make a 2nd one in time to donate both of them.
If you don’t have a local chapter to donate the quilt to, contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll put you in touch with Barb, one of the coordinators of Project Linus here in the Minneapolis area.
Barb has said that she will also accept finished tops; your local Project Linus Chapter may also accept them unquilted. You may contact me for Barb’s address if you’d like to send her a top or finished quilt.
I know it’s been a little quiet here on the blog recently but we’re steadily working. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited our photo albums take a look. It’s hard to believe that all these quilts have been finished just this year and there are lots more in progress.
As we celebrate the holidays, I’m sure I won’t be the only one squeezing in some quilting time to work on HeartStrings blocks and quilts.