Like most quilters, the members of my guild, Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, love giving. At our last meeting, 11 quilts were donated to the Lodge That Gives, a home away from home for patients receiving cancer treatments at the local hospital. I can't take any of the credit for this, as I did not participate. This year, thought, I am stepping up and participating in our new charity activities.
We have taken on two charity projects. I love that when it came time to vote, the members did not want to choose one suggestion over the other, but decided to embrace both projects that were presented.
We'll be making quilts for the children's hospital, something I'll talk about in another post, and we'll also be making 87 pillows to brighten up resident's rooms in a local nursing home, an initiative of my guild mate Jeanette.
I have made five pillows so far and I know many of my guild mates
have also started, making one or two or, in some cases, many more. There is a nice mix of modern
and traditional, bright and subdued, something for every taste!
Most of mine are made from my older, neglected stash, using more
traditional patterns. I figured that, while most people would enjoy all the modern pillows, some folks might prefer traditional styles.
Of course, I couldn't help using this awesome (sort of) fish fabric that made its way into my stash many moons ago... There's got to be at least one resident who is going to enjoy it!
Here they are all together:
What charity project(s) are you participating in ?
Linking up to TGIFF which is coincidentally hosted by another one of my fabulous guildmates, Anja, who blogs at Anja Quilts. Also linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.