Sunday, July 12, 2015

Youth Rally pillow cases

As many of you know, I am a clinical nurse specialist in Ostomy and Wound care in Boston, and I am a member of the New England Region WOCN. We support the Youth Rally organization that sends teens with ostomies from the New England region to a week long camp
 every summer. It is a special time for them to be with their peers and build self esteem. This year the camp is in Boulder Colorado. Anne O'Connell suggested we make pillow cases for the campers. Great idea Anne! Thank you! Of course this meant a trip to Mardens in Sanford Maine for fabric. Mardens provided a generous discount for the guild purchase of about 150 yards of white and black print and green fabric (colors of the Youth Rally). Many members of the Proper Bostonians made pillow cases with me. Thanks to Susan, Jeannette, Anne, Carleen, Lorri, Patty, Barbara H, Barbara W., 150 cases were made. Two weeks ago, Mark and I spent the afternoon folding the cases and packaging them for mailing to Boulder. They arrived safely in plenty of time to distribute the cases to the campers for the start of camp tomorrow. Here is a link to the Youth Rally partners page recognizing our contribution.

Monday, March 16, 2015

March Madness!!

It's been a long time again since I've posted. I want to share a few quilts.

Here is my OPI Radiant Orchid quilt part of the PBQG summer Challenge. 
Next is my Tree quilt from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe. 
A lap quilt for my FIL, for Christmas made in a day from leftover fabric from Sean's Christmas quilt which is below it. 
Scrappy Mountains free pattern on that I made from a larger starting block than is on Bonnie's blog. You can Sean peaking from behind the quilt in left upper corner. 
Then you see my Rosette #1 from the New Hexagon Millefiore quilt along.
 Next is my Trellis Crossroads from a workshop at PBQG with Concessa Shearer. It is from the book Modern Bee, 13 Quilts to make with friends. 
Then a little charity quilt from scraps,
 and last is a panel I quilted to give to a friend who studies black holes in the universe! Who knew? 
I think I have a few more shares for next time. Off for a walk on this sunny and cold Marchh day....