The Christmas Stork Needs Stockings!!

Community Quilters Update

URGENT!   We have delivered 8 Christmas stockings to the hospital for the December babies, and I have been now told there are 17 babies expected in that month.  We gave out 20 of these stockings a while ago, which only had to be sewn together, but only 8 have been returned.  PLEASE call me asap (661-904-8130) if you have one or more of these stockings to complete, so we can get them done and delivered to the hospital before December.  As we all know, these little ones have a certain mind of their own and wait for nothing and nobody to arrive!

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The Threads of Life Quilt

Our guild has been asked to assist in the preparation of blocks to be used in the Threads of Life Quilt.  This is a project of Donate Life Northwest, which is the principal organization here in the Northwest for organ donations.  Both recipients and families of donors will be getting together to put together a block each, which will ultimately be put into a quilt that will travel around the northwest to promote organ donations.  Many of these participants are not sewers or quilters, and the organization has requested that we supply 2 to 5 members to guide the individuals through the process of making a simple block.  They are also asking us to bring 2 sewing machines.  Community Quilters will be supplying some fabric scraps.  This will take place on January 19 from 2:00 to 5:00 at the American Legion in Newport.  Please call Sue if you would be willing to donate a couple of hours of your time to help out.  

Thank you for Helping!

Thanks to everyone who has attended our 1st Thursdays!  We have had exceptional turn-outs and we sure get a lot of stuff done, plus have a good time communing with our fellow quilters.  Please join us on December 6 at Ruth’s in Waldport from 10 to 2 or come and go as you like.  See you then!

I am ever amazed at the quick response and generosity of our guild.  Just a few weeks ago, we had a request from the Oncology Dept at the Newport Hospital to make a little bag with a strap to hold a chemo drug pouch for cancer patients.  I posted info on the need via our blog, made a pattern available at the guild meeting, and within a week, had 22 beautiful little bags in my hand.  Our guild is so wonderful in support of our community and those in need. 

I can’t thank you all enough.