QUILTS FOR COMFORT NORTHEAST

Quilts for Comfort Northeast – Meeting the challenge of bringing comfort one stitch at a time.


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…Block by Block..

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…blocks have been arriving at Quilts for Comfort…we have 18 already!

thank you ladies for all your lovely blocks, we are hoping with all our block donations to create quilts to deliver to Teens in need of a Quilt Cuddle.

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..our stack of blocks is building up…beautiful liberty fabric heart

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..its been lovely to see all the blocks come in, if you would like to contribute a block we are asking for  12″blocks(12.5 unfinished)…don’t worry if you have smaller or larger blocks they will still be included in quilts.

If you know of a teen who is need for a cuddle let us know…our plan is to help teens who are having a tough time…

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…Quilts for Comfort Family..

..thought you might like to meet some of our Quilts for Comfort Family…

these lovely quilting ladies are part of a group that meets at Quilters Cupboard on a Monday afternoon with June (remember June who gave the very first Quilt..that started the Quilt ball rolling!)..Quilters Cupboard is owned by Rita(one of life’s lovelies) and is packed with wonderful fabrics.

These lovely quilters have sewn beautiful quilts that have been wrapped with ribbon , a Quilts for Comfort tag added and been given to the teens who are receiving treatment at the Teenage Cancer Unit at the RVI Newcastle.

How wonderful to receive a gift from a friend.
It always stirs a warm feeling within;
And as happy as we are with the gift,
It’s the thought behind it that gives us the lift,
Making us so very keenly aware
There still are those who truly care.
But a more wonderful thing, I must confide,
Is when we are on the giving side.
Nothing compares with what comes our way,
As we reach out a hand to others each day

Connie May 1998

A big Quilts for Comfort Hug to our sewing and quilting family that is growing every day,we couldn’t give these quilts without all of you xx

 


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QUILTS FOR COMFORT PICKING UP MOMENTUM

Hello everyone,

For those who have clicked on the link and come across to read the rest of my exciting news, welcome. I’m so pleased you could join me here this evening.

For those of you who do not know me, I’m Lucie the Happy Quilter. I’m just an ordinary person amongst millions of others but I feel truly blessed this evening. You could almost say I live a charmed life at times. I’m addicted to quilt making. And when my creative friend Sandra decided that she would like to do something that could possibly bring comfort to the teenagers who receive treatment from the Teenage Cancer Trust I decided that I wanted to help in any way I could manage. Sandra worked hard and Quilts for Comfort hit the ground running. So I joined the Quilts for Comfort Family when I donated a few choice quilts from a stack of quilts that I have made using scraps and such since the beginning of this year. Things seem to have picked up momentum today. During my visit to Stitchin’ Heaven for a bit of a sewing session the lovely Margaret brought a boy quilt that she had previously promised me for Quilts for Comfort. And then Sue kindly gave me a beautiful girly quilt top which I will finish off over the summer and hand over. And then to top it all off Anne and Mick who run Stitchin’ Heaven as a team donated 18 quilt kits. Well you can’t imagine how I was feeling just then. And no sooner did Anne present me with 18 quilt kits, that 4 volunteers came forward to start piecing the kits. This all happened hours ago and since then I have found a word to describe how I feel. That word is …. elated. I’m amazed at how generous people can be. I didn’t have to twist anybody’s arm to get them to hand over quilts, quilt tops or quilt kits. I spoke about it once only at my last sewing session and this is what happens when you present a challenge for a really worthwhile cause. Everyone needs a bit of comfort thru the hard times and that’s exactly what we hope to bring with every quilt that is delivered. Recently I wrote about wishing I had a fairy godmother, well it looks like I’ve found several today. It’s been a really good day for me. I think it will be a long time before I can beat what’s happened to me today. I want to thank all my fairy godparents for bringing elation to this, once again, humbled happy quilter. With a little help from our very willing friends, we will bring comfort to a few deserving teenagers.

We will post photos of the finished quilts as  they are completed but for the moment here’s a photo of just part of the kits donated.

Happy stitching.

Lucie the Happy Quilter x

Stitchin' Heaven Kits


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….care and comfort..

..today was wonderful in Quilts for Comfort land..look what Carolyn arrived withOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the photo does not do it justice..the colours are stunning..a lot of work has gone into this beautiful quilt..thank you Carolyn ♥

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..i nearly forgot..i love the label Carolyn embroidered on the back..

can’t wait to see the face of the teenager that receives this quilt

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..a big thank you  to June ♥ for this wonderful boys quilt that arrived today..it is on its way to another 18 year old young man who is being incredibly brave and will love the cuddle this quilt will give..