Hi to all our wonderful Quilts for Comfort Family…..I thought it would be a good idea to have a review of the month at Quilts for Comfort N.E……..
September started off with a wonderful event at St Andrews Methodist Church in Washington .
we arrived to a lovely welcome ,a bit sad that we were without Nicola ( her father has been quite poorly and we wish him a big Quilts for Comfort Get Well soon, he was one of our very first sponsors )
Nicola still managed to provide cakes by the box load though, also Amy included her raspberry and White Chocolate delights too…….
can we say a big thank you to Margaret,June and the ladies of the church for such a good turnout and being so supportive. Also a thank you for all the new quilts that were bought to the event by ladies from the Usworth Quilting group. You will see in the pictures our “Tower of Quilts” has now been delivered to the RVI Pediatric Oncology and Teenage Cancer Unit.
Prosecco Club Quilt
..last month a group of ‘newbie’ sewers got together for a ‘learn how to make a block’……the reason it is called the ‘Prosecco Club’ ? is ….can somebody leave a comment about that and explain to our readers xx
..it was such a fun event and Lucie guided us all through with fabulous kits, how to’s and then created a wonderful quilt with sashing, quilting and binding……thanks Lucie for a really good event and BIG BIG THANK YOU to all the PROSSECO’S xxxx your beautiful quilt will be on its way to give comfort very soon.
Visit to Pediatric Oncology Wards and Teenage Cancer Unit @ RVI, Newcastle – upon -Tyne
Lucie, Nicola and myself made a visit to the RVI to deliver 45 quilts (also some baked comfort from Nicola!) , a massive thank you to everyone on the unit and wards for your lovely welcome and a chance to see first hand the wonderful facilities…Lucie has written a really lovely account of the visit here
While on this visit it reminded me of the many days spent there with our wonderful son David as he went through his treatment, the nurses ,Doctors and staff are so caring and dedicated …we became a part of a ‘family’ …..
It reminded me of why Quilts for Comfort N.E started…..a quilt given to our son by June (part of my crafting family) to give as a gift to the ward..a quilt i made for David that gave him comfort (and continues to give us comfort as a family)….the continued work by a dedicated team of sewers that continue to ‘stitch love and comfort’ into every block and quilt that is being delivered (now the QFC family)…..the setting up of Quilts for Comfort N.E Charity with two dedicated wonderful ladies Nicola and Lucie (friends who have become family)…..Our son didn’t realize the legacy he would leave behind because of his courageous fight against a disease that touches all of our lives but he loved seeing the Comfort the quilts gave…
…There are many, many young children and teens fighting a courageous battle with the help of their loving families and a medical team second to none…we are committed as a charity to continue to give comfort ‘one stitch at a time’..
SEPTEMBER QUILTS FOR COMFORT N.E Volunteer Day
The day started early loading up the car with quilts, fabric and supplies.
then up the ‘hill’ to open the doors and put the kettle on
..although Nicola had to go to her job on volunteer day her baking gave us the energy to keep on sewing…she bakes yummy cakes
..quilts hung ready to be folded and tied with ribbon
..two little fairy’s joined us and sat on a pile of quilts!!
Win was sewing away on her blocks (a newbie to quilting but sewing up a ‘storm’!)
…full house on ‘the hill’ as everyone busied away ..quilting,binding,cutting and ‘stitching comfort’
a beautiful and stunning quilt…..hand sewn by Jenny in Cumbria and quilted/binding by Lucie….stunning!
..talking of Lucie…here’s a couple of the many quilts Lucie stitches and quilts to be given for comfort ..
What we are planning
–We have been asked to supply more young male quilts age 15-20 yrs ……we are hoping to gather as much male fabric as we can (fabric that’s not girlie or with flowers) so we can
have a regular supply of fabric for the ladies who are sewing…
– We are now building an Archive of Quilts that have been sewn..we are measuring and photographing every quilt, it will be really helpful when you give us a quilt if you could attach a note with your name..we have Quilts for Comfort labels if anyone needs them..we have been told by the children and families that they love to know who sews the quilts.
October Volunteer Day
our next volunteer day is Tuesday 14th October 10am – 8pm
@ The Crafts House, Marley Hill Tyne and Wear NE16 5Dw
..everyone is welcome to come and join in on this day….plenty of cakes (Nicola will be baking again..Yipee!!) the kettle is always on
and Lucie will be there for technical questions as well as a wonderful Family of sewers/quilters to encourage and help…..
I will be learning how to get better at quilting !!…
….its the stitches and fabric combined with the Quilts For Comfort Family that is making a difference….. giving as much Comfort as possible ‘One Stitch at a Time’……..