Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ladies of the Thread - Port Orchard, WA

I received the following email and photos from Vicki who is working with her group making and donating quilts. I just love how bright and happy this string quilt is.

Finally, here is a photo of the strip quilt made by our group, Ladies of the Thread, in Port Orchard, WA. We meet at a local church on two Wednesdays per month to make quilts for Project Linus. I've also included pics of other Linus quilts made by group members using the Quick Strippie pattern on your website.

We also make quilts for area coroners. The quilts are carried in their vans and used to pick up babies and children (instead of body bags), such a sad thing. The coroners say it eases the parents just a bit to see their child in a quilt and oftentimes the quilt goes on with the child, so we re-supply them as needed.

Best regards,
Vicki Chang

Instructions for making a HeartStrings quilt.

Instructions for making the Quick Strippie quilts shown below.

Monday, March 17, 2008

We've been busy

Although the blog has been quiet lately, we've been busy making and donating quilts. Quilts for kids, for soldiers, for women with breast cancer, and quilts for those effected by tornadoes in TN to name a few. These are recent finishes and donations and more can be seen in our online albums.
By Lori for Project Linus
By Ruthie for a returning soldier
By Jennifer from donated blocks for a woman with breast cancer
by Mary from donated coins for Tennessee tornado victims

We've also received thank you notes from Bledsoe Baptist Associate for quilts received. If you'd like to send quilts to Tennessee - they'll make sure they get to those effected by the tornadoes.