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


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INSPIRATION 

Hi again,

It’s been a while since we got together and here we are at the beginning of September 2016.

Where does the time go? You blink and a week goes by, another blink and it’s a month, then you blink again and it’s another year! It’s as quick as that! Or is it just that I am getting old?  Who knows? Did you know it is a year since the SAS was formed?

Anyway, the passing of time has made me reflect on how far I have come in my quest to be a quilter and all the inspirational people who I have met along the way.

This time last year I was just a ‘hanger on’ going with my good friend June to quilt shows, admiring all the lovely quilts people all round the country had made and envying them their skills. Remember June?  She was the one who started my inspirational journey by retiring and joining two quilting groups, The Quilters’ Cupboard and The Usworth Quilters’

She was to be my first inspiration, making me quilted throws for my settees then a wonderful ‘Star Quilt’ for my 60th birthday. Thanks June 

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It was on one of our jaunts to a quilt show that I met another inspirational lady, her name was Lilian, she was part of the Usworth Quilters’ group. The group would put on trips to various Quilt Shows and on these journeys the ladies would swap ideas and share their plans for the next quilt to be made with the fabrics they had bought. Now all these ladies had with them quilted bags which they had made themselves. My friend Anne (another novice quilter) and I both admired the bag that Lilian had with her and we told her so.  We said how clever she was to have made it and how sad we were that we didn’t have those skills. Do you know what she told us? She said, “It’s easy, you can do it, I’ll give you the pattern!” Anne and I laughed, shrugged our shoulders and said almost in unison, “I don’t think so!” To this Lilian replied strongly, “you CAN do it.”  True to her word she copied us both a pattern and we enlisted June’s help to get the material and follow the pattern and guess what? We DID it, we both made a bag and we felt so chuffed with ourselves. Take a look at Anne’s bag, mine was sent to the Philippines as a gift to my son’s Filipina mother-in-law who is a skilled seamstress and seemed very impressed!

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It was Lilian’s firm belief in our ability to make those bags which fuelled my inspiration to learn how to quilt, however Lilian has inspired me on another level. It wasn’t until I got to know her better that I realised what a strong woman she was. I would see her on the trips to the various quilt shows and couldn’t help noticing that she had mobility problems. I was told about her struggle with polio as a child  which left her hands and legs weak, yet she managed to turn out the most beautiful and delicate quilts. No wonder she was so vehement about Anne’s and my ability to make that bag!  Sadly Lilian succumbed to another long and debilitating illness (liver disease) and she passed away on the 25th of March this year. She is greatly missed. I am inspired by her inner strength and ability to carry on against the odds and would like to pay tribute to her life here by sharing the thoughts of her family with you taken from the Order of Ceremony, (Celebrating an Amazing Woman’s Life)  Thanks Lilian.

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I cant’ believe as I sit here writing to you that a year has passed and I am making quilts!

Some to donate to Quilts For Comfort, I am now onto my third quilt for them! I think you have seen the ‘Miracle Quilt’ made by Anne and me, using the stich and flip method of using up scraps from everyone’s stash. Thanks Everyone.

Then there was my first solo quilt, the Dresden Plate design taught to me by another of my inspirational women, Joan from the Usworth Quilters’. Thanks Joan.

My third quilt was inspired by Jan, yet another of the Usworth Quilters’ group.  She brought a lovely toy train appliqued quilt she had made for her Grandson to show us at our regular Wednesday SAS group. I loved it and Jan showed me how to master the art of applique. I am not quite finished this quilt but I can’t resist giving you a sneak preview of my progress, I am so pleased with it. Thanks Jan 

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I have also just finished my’ Memories of Manay-as’ quilt which began life in the fishing village of Manay-as near Badian in Cebu, Philippines. I took some batik charms squares away with me and hand sewed nine patch blocks, much to the amusement of the curious natives! I am sending them a photo so they can finally see what it was all about!

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Reflecting on this past year I feel that to be inspired is GREAT so to be able to INSPIRE others must be absolutely INCREDIBLE!

I found this poem once when I was searching the internet for messages to insert into greetings cards, which I love to make and I think it sums up how I feel.

My Inspiration

I am constantly inspired

By those people in my life;

By the way they keep going…

By the way they deal with strife.

By the dreams they are creating.

By the smile in their step.

Real life inspiration…

It’s the best sort you can get!

 

Well until the next time, bye for now, Jan


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….our roving reporter Jan…

Hi from Quilts for Comfort,

we are pleased to welcome Jan back to our blog, our roving reporter out and about gathering all the  news from the different groups that donate so many of the quilts that give comfort…a BIG thank you Jan x

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Hello it’s Jan the ‘wanabe’ quilter again.

I thought you might like an update on our SAS Sewing Group.

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Well since the last time I posted I am delighted to say I have finished a quilt! Yes, FINISHED a quilt.  Well when I say ‘I’  I really mean WE.

Although we are all working on individual projects we share a common goal, that is to make quilts for the Quilts For Comfort Charity, and this quilt would NEVER have been made if it wasn’t for the brilliant team of the SAS to support me.

It’s reasonable to say that I am totally hopeless when it comes to sewing!  I have a sewing machine which my friend June gave me years ago and it was only last week that I discovered I had been sewing with the foot pedal round the wrong way! (Iwondered why the b***** thing kept moving away from me as I sewed)  With help from my new sewing friends I have learned that my machine can do lots of fancy stitches.  It’s a pity I keep forgetting to put the dial back to straight stitching after I have been playing!  That would have saved me a lot of time unpicking my seams.  However I have made a new best friend…it’s called a ‘stich ripper!’

Joking aside, If it wasn’t for my friends encouraging me and sharing their expertise and knowledge I would have given up at the first hurdle. Thanks girls. Now back to the QUILT which I am calling Miracle!  It started out as simple ‘stitch and flip’ blocks which June, a member of both Usworth Quilters and The Quilters Cupboard, showed me how to make from scraps of material. Thanks number one team member. Another of my friends from the SAS team, called Anne was also making this block, imagine our surprise when we compared blocks and lo and behold we were both using the same colour scraps of material.  Enter number two team member! Anne enjoys hand sewing so all hers were made by hand while mine had been machined. Between us we made 12 blocks which we then needed to join together.

In stepped Joan a marvellous quilter from the Usworth Quilting Group and an integral part of the SAS team. Joan showed us how to trim the blocks down to the same size, then make them into a quilt using the ‘Quilt as you go’ method. Enter number three team member!  Followed swiftly by numbers four and five in the shape of Heather and Jan (also from the Usworth Quilting Group)who had many tips for accurate matching of seams, placement of pins and endless words of encouragement. I machined the ¼ inch seams (not very accurately at times) and Anne hand stiched the back sashes very neatly. In order to ralley on to the end we were served endless tea and coffee each week, Cheers Margaret, number six team member. Then Voila one finished Miracle!

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Needless to say Anne and I are very proud of this first attempt and would like to thank the SAS team for all the tutorials, support, advice, encouragement, tea, coffee, biscuits, friendship and laughter which went into the making of the Miracle Quilt.

PS, Although we finished the Miracle 2 weeks ago, due to a couple of ‘senior moments’ I kept forgetting to take the quilt to Sandra at The Crafts House. However, it is now on it’s way………

PPS, Although this is mine and Anne’s first quilt it is not the first quilt completed by the SAS team, please enjoy the photos of other quilts the team have completed.

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Here we have Betty (seated) who loves to hand sew; she made this simple quilt held up by Margaret (left) and Pamela (right) from mixed squares, all neatly sewn together with love and care.

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Ann here is a St. Andrews church member and likes nothing better than joining quilt blocks which have been donated to make into quilts, look at this one. With the help and advice of our SAS team of experts, (thanks girls, you know who you are) Ann completed this beautiful quilt. Proving teamwork is fundamental to our ability to bring comfort through our group.

We have many more quilts almost completed so watch this space to take a peek! Now I have mentioned our mentors and a couple of quilting groups which they belong to. These ladies and the groups they belong to have contributed many quilts to the QFC, so I think it is time to get to know them all a bit better. Again watch this space for my Roving Reports! Till next time……by for now- Jan

 

 


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CHALLENGE NEWS

The Story Tellers Quilt

Hello everyone,

I don’t post here very often nowadays. Last time I wrote announcing The Story Teller’s quilt challenge. Well today I want to tell you all about my experience of joining in to work on this worthwhile challenge quilt.

First of all let me tell you that I’m a true believer in joining in and helping whenever there is a need. I think deep down we all have a yearning to feel useful. The best way I know how to feel useful is to help to bring comfort to the young people who face cancer treatment. So I was more than happy to take a leading role in the making of this quilt. The S.O.S. went out for anyone who was willing to make a storybook related block. Once we reached the deadline for handing in the blocks I purchased some sashing and border fabrics. I needed the blocks before I could really decide what colour/print fabric I needed to pull to whole project together.

The most difficult part of the job of joining all the blocks to make the quilt top was how to layout the blocks. I got a second opinion from my talented art student daughter, Sarah. We rearranged the blocks until we were happy with the look. And then it was finally time to start joining them all together …..

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A seasoned quilt maker will know that once a quilt top is pieced you have to sort out the dilemma of how to quilt it. As I am a longarm quilter there wasn’t any question how I would tackle the job. In this case I needed enough stitching that the quilt would withstand washing and sitting upon. So I selected an all over cheerful sunshine design to which stitches are distributed evenly leaving no large unquilted gaps.

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Now you might think that the story ends here but I do have a few more things to tell you about this special challenge quilt. I did not put a plain backing on this quilt; between us, that is the lovely Linda and I, pieced a storybook related backing using oodles of fabric supplied by Linda and Karen. Here’s a little peek at the colourful interesting quilt back …..

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It’s a rather large quilt which will drape nicely over the high back chairs at the RVI. Shelley, The Story Teller sponsored by Henry Dancer Days, will use the quilt in just that fashion. She will lay the quilt on her chair and sit on it while she reads to the children. The story reading programme has been so well received that Henry Dancer Days is considering increasing their reading session to two a week.

 

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Once the quilt was longarm quilted I took it to the St. Andrews Sewing group weekly meeting and hand finished the binding in readiness to hand over to Jane who started Henry Dancer Days. And I’m so very pleased to tell you that Jane was as delighted with the quilt …..

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I’m almost finished my account now my friends. I just wanted to mention that I added a simple label on the back of the quilt which included the names of everyone who participated in the making of this quilt. Unfortunately I didn’t get any photos of the label.

I feel privileged and honoured to have been part of this challenge. And what’s more I am so pleased to have been able to take part in this group quilt challenge. Sharing a worthwhile task is the perfect way of bringing people together.

So ladies and gentlemen and quilt makers everywhere, this is my account of how we made The Story Teller’s Quilt.

Until next time,

Happy stitching,

Lucie the Happy Quilter x

 


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Hello again my quilty friends,

It’s a while since I last posted here. I have spent most of the past year doing lots of stuff behind the scenes. When Quilts for Comfort the challenge started, yes this charity started off as a challenge, I used to be more hands on. I really enjoyed being hands on by making quilts as often as needed in the beginning but life evolves and things change. I still enjoy being hands on when I get the chance but these days I spend quite a lot of time in front of my laptop composing newsletters, reading and answering emails. My main goal is to help wherever there is a need. I recently finished off a quilt suitable for a boy aged 15-21. And now and again there is a request for a special quilt for which I am quite happy to meet the challenge. Let’s move on to more interesting stuff.

Today I wanted to cover the topic of why and how the QFC Signature Quilt came about. Our Signature Quilt measures 56” x 70”. I am the one who worked out this size quilt based on 12” blocks and 2” sashing in consultation with a mother who has experience and knowledge of what is a useful quilt size on the oncology unit. Another consideration is the backing fabric. We receive lots of quilt tops which have to be layered, quilted and bound by a volunteer before they can be handed over to the oncology unit. We have found a nice affordable soft calico that drapes beautifully and washes nicely. The calico measures 60” and so a 56” wide quilt fits nicely when it comes time to layering up.

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The Signature Quilt also fits on a hospital bed nicely and looks neat and tidy. And if the quilt is bright and cheerful or includes some of the child’s favourite things, well that’s even better. Don’t forget that we cater for children and young people of all ages, shapes and sizes. Over the past year, we have been asked for quilts suitable for boys ages 15-21 and I’m very pleased to say that we met that challenge. The Signature Quilt was perfect for that age group. You must remember that our teenagers can be as tall as 6’ sometimes so a too small quilt won’t go very far to bring comfort and warmth.

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Just lately we were asked for quilts for boys of all ages and quilts for little girls. So now we can have fun with making smaller quilts for little boys and girls which will still fit within our 60” backing fabric. I will enjoy being hands on to make pretty little quilts suitable for little princesses. I have plenty of pretty girly fabric which I will really enjoy piecing and longarm quilting.

Have you been wondering why we set challenges such making boy’s quilts for a certain age group? Well now, today after reading this post, you know that our challenges are driven by the requests we receive from the oncology nurses. I for one am glad that the nurses feel comfortable asking for what is currently needed. I think it’s a great thing we do. Bringing comfort to a few hundred kids of various ages going thru a hard time over a period of a year is a great accomplishment. We couldn’t do it without all our wonderful willing volunteers. We can’t work miracles but we can bring a little comfort. Even if it’s one stitch at a time.

I’m off now to dig around my stash for some bright cheerful fabrics to make a quilt suitable for a little girly girl. Would anyone like to help me meet our new challenge?

Until next time,

Happy stitching,

Lucie the Happy Quilter x


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….Quilt Delivery Day…

We often get asked at Quilts for Comfort NE …..

  • How can I help?
  • How do the Quilts get made?
  • Who receives the Quilts we make?
  • What happens to a finished Quilt when it is given to Quilts for Comfort
  • If I am not a sewer is there a way to learn?
  • What is Volunteer day?
  • How did Quilts for Comfort start?….so I thought i would answer some of the questions here on our blog …..

  -Who receives the Quilt we make?

The finished quilts (after they have been photographed for our archives and folded and tied with ribbon by David…more about that in another post…)

are taken to the Pediatric Oncology unit/ Ward 14 at the RVI Children’s Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne where they are distributed by P.O.O.N’s to children and teenagers who are needing comfort while going through treatment for cancer.

We..that is ..Sandra and David store the quilts at their home until we have about 20-30 quilts..they are covered to protect them from dust and sunlight and a day is arranged with the RVI for us to deliver them…

Last Friday was one of those days so I took a couple of pictures to show our trip..

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5 bags of quilts = 50 finished Quilts !! all lined up ready to go

 

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..Ikea bags are really good at transporting the Quilts..

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last bag to go in..

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the P.O.O.N’s  ( Pediatric Oncology Outreach Nurse’s)

..these are the ‘angels’ that cared for our son…these are the family that I would do anything for ..their care is like no other we have ever experienced

..these are the nurse’s that go above and beyond to help those in their care (and the families)

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…outside Ward 14…from left to right Amanda, Keri,Kelly

After the quilts are delivered the team then begin to distribute the Quilts to the children and teenagers.

Right away we received thanks about these quilts….

Dear Friends
This is just a quick note to thank you for the quilt which we received on ward 4 (Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne) during our stay. It is absolutely beautiful. Our 3 and a half year old daughter was admitted this week with unexplained temperatures and has been on chemotherapy for 3 years. Thankfully she is appears to be recovering on both counts.

My mother is a quilter and I know how much time these can take. It is a beautiful quilt and a lovely present. My daughter loves the colour green and so chose the greenest one possible. It is the one with frogs, dragon flays and crowns. Thank you so much

Every blessing

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Yesterday while on ward 14 at the RVI two lovely ladies gave my daughter, Jessica a fantastic umbrella quilt (#127).
She loves it. Thank you very much it really cheered her up.

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Dear quilts for comfort North East

My son Evan was given one of your beautiful quilts at the RVI on Friday, #102
It is fabulous and he was really moved when he received it.
He will definately be using it when he is next in the RVI for chemotherapy. Those hospital blankets are pretty thin!

We have a thank you card that Evan would like to send.
Do you have an address that we can use?

Thanks so much

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You can see by these  messages that the Quilts are very well received  and all the hard work of our Quilters is really appreciated…we couldn’t do this without all the wonderful and dedicated quilters who stitch the wonderful quilts delivered…..they are the ladies who’s Hearts are massive..they are the Quilts for Comfort Family and I personally am thankful for each and every one of you xx                                                                                             


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…SEPTEMBER…talking, teaching and touching the Heart..

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.

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..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.

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then up the ‘hill’ to open the doors and put the kettle on

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..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

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..quilts hung ready to be folded and tied with ribbon

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..two little fairy’s joined us and sat on a pile of quilts!!

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Win was sewing away on her blocks (a newbie to quilting but sewing up a ‘storm’!)

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…full house on ‘the hill’ as everyone busied away ..quilting,binding,cutting and ‘stitching comfort’

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a beautiful and stunning quilt…..hand sewn by Jenny in Cumbria and quilted/binding by Lucie….stunning!

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..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 !!…

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….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’……..

 

 


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WITNESSING COMFORT

How do you make a child happy? Well most of us know that sometimes all it takes is a few kind words or a small treat. Those of us who are parents will know that we will do almost anything it takes to make our children happy. I am truly blessed because my one and only child is healthy and happy. Not everyone is as lucky as I have been so far. There are many families who have very poorly children. And many of those children are poorly because they have some form of cancer. So I’ll ask the same question again ….. How do you make a child happy ….. when they are poorly?

I recently visited the Paediatric Oncology and Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at the RVI along with my two Quilts for Comfort Trustee colleagues. I must admit I was a little apprehensive but I felt it was something that I needed to do. We were given a super tour by Jenny the Matron amongst others. And I must admit I had a rogue tear in my eye thru the whole tour. We were not shown anything gory. We saw plenty of young families in different waiting rooms. And what played on my mind was that all these parents have a poorly child.

It’s a super facility. It’s bright and cheerful and the staff are so good with the children. They are well trained and know exactly how to deal with every eventuality. I was really impressed.

Thru the whole tour as we moved from one section to the next I thought to myself what can I do for these children to make them feel better? And as if by magic I witnessed something that was truly magic. I hope I’m not boring you to distraction. Please bear with me for a wee bit longer because those of you who have donated quilts, quilt tops and blocks will appreciate what I have to tell you in the rest of this post.

During our tour we were invited into a side ward where two little boys were resting. They had recently had some kind of treatment and therefore not feeling very enthusiastic about life in general. One little boy, Boy A, has already received a quilt from Quilts for Comfort which he brings with him every time he visits hospital for treatment. His starry blue quilt was spread over his bed as he lay there watching TV. The other little boy, Boy B, had not received a quilt from Quilts for Comfort yet. In fact his security blankie had been lost in the hospital laundry for which he was quite upset. Boy B really loves dragons/dinosaurs, as little boys do. It just so happens that in our pile of some forty quilts which we were handing over to the unit there was one dragon quilt. I think you can guess what happened next. Our Nicola gifted the dragon quilt to Boy B. From where I was standing, I had the perfect viewpoint of the wee boys’ reaction when he saw the quilt had dragons on it. His face lit up and he was immediately cheered up. I was so pleased to see exactly what happens when a young child or teenager is given a quilt made by the Quilts for Comfort family. It’s magic. And it is witnessing first hand, exactly how the magic works, that will keep me on track making quilts and doing anything I can to help bring comfort to the children who need it.

The whole idea of this tour was really daunting for me. I was afraid of intruding on families that were going thru one of the most uncertain times of their lives. However the staff at the cancer unit knew exactly how much to show and how not to intrude in personal lives. We were made to feel very welcome and appreciated for the quilts we supply. And of course the cakes that Nicola baked went down very well indeed. I may be biased but Nicola makes a mean Millionaire Shortbread!

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So to all the ladies who take time to make quilts, quilt tops and piece blocks, to those who help in any way they can I send a big thank you. I assure you all that every stitch is worth making. So whether you make a whole quilt by yourself or pool together as a group to make a quilt top, let it be known that each and every quilt will bring comfort to someone deserving comfort in a time of need.

I found this post rather difficult to write. What I experienced first-hand was very humbling. I shed more than a few tears remembering my experience but I think it’s worth telling you that I saw with my very own eyes the goodness we’re spreading with every quilt donated. Boy B’s dragon quilt was pieced by Lillian. Lillian if you’re reading this, you’ve brought comfort to at least one poorly little boy this week.

So ladies keep those quilts coming. Our next Quilts for Comfort volunteer day for will he held on October 14th. So why not join us on that day. Remember together we can bring that much needed comfort, one stitch at a time …..

Until next time,

From a very humbled,

Lucie the Happy Quilter