Quilts bring such comfort….

For the last couple of months the Portland Modern Quilt Guild has been donating quilts to a local Children’s hospital for use in the Intensive Care unit.  Just before I went on holiday I dropped off another 20+ quilts to one of the nurses at the PICU that had been made by Guild members and at Guild Charity sew days.

Most of the time when we make quilts for charity we send them off into the world not knowing who gets them.  We take a leap of faith that our hand made treasures will bring comfort.   I must admit that I have loved dropping the blankets off to the nursing staff at the hospital the last couple of months…this simple exercise in driving across town with a trunk full of quilts reminds me why I make charity quilts.  The nurses are so excited and grateful for the donations… they know first hand how much comfort will come from the quilts.

The latest collection of quilts dropped off included these lovelies…

green-cross-quilts

This quilt was made at the April Charity Sew Day by a wonderful bunch of quilters.  It was a fun, easy block to make and was came together really quickly.

cross-detail

Also included in the September quilt delivery was this orphan block beauty…

orphan-block-quilt

This quilt started as a lovely pile of orphan blocks from one of our members, Elsa… she really does give me the best stuff.  I found some wonderful stripped fabric in my stash that worked wonderfully with the blocks and voila I had a quilt top…

quilt-detail

Add some wonderful quilting by one of our talented long armers, some scrappy black binding and you have a wonderful quilt.

quilt-block-detail

I was originally given 11 blocks and used the last two blocks on the back of the quilt, along with the last of the stripped fabric…

quilt-back

By now these quilts are somewhere in world giving comfort and warmth.  Thank you so much to all the PMQG members who have helped make these quilts, and the others that were donated.   Your hard work and talent really does make such a difference….

14 thoughts on “Quilts bring such comfort….

  1. Both are beautiful! The first quilt inspired me to change the BOM for my guild’s block drawing. I can see it is not just nine squares-do you know the name of the pattern used? Thank you so much!

  2. Knew you’d do something wonderful with those orphan blocks! Love it and that it went to PICU is great. Would you mind if I share a shot of it on instagram ~ know my bee group would love to see it.

  3. These are truly lovely. What special gifts! And yes, I KNOW that they will be treasured by whomever is lucky enough to receive them. Thank you for the love, work and thoughtfulness that goes into each one. You are making the world a little better!

  4. How wonderful to get to see the place where your charity quilts go, if not the final owner. So generous. I have made a few charity quilts, love that feeling of making something to give.

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