Service to Others

Too Soon an Angel BabyGowns for Pre-Term Babies

Since March 2014, I have been heavily involved in AngelGowns.  As part of a national, and some international, network of those willing to give of their empathy, compassion, time, energy, and love, we transform donated formal dresses (wedding, prom, etc) into burial accoutrement for pre-term babies who are too beautiful for this world and called to be Angels Too Soon.

The photo shows a normal newborn baby outfit in the center in comparison to our medium gowns.  We have one size larger than shown and several sizes smaller.   Our Angel items fit from about 19 weeks gestation to about 38 weeks and we provide these items to the families of the Angels, free of charge, through hospitals and mortuaries.

For more information on this true labor of love, if you would like to donation, if your hospital/birthing center/mortuary needs these items, please refer to the Blog.

Donation Blocks ~ July 2014

I was asked to complete an Oh Susannah block for inclusion into quilts to give to those undergoing chemo treatments.  

I am always happy to donate blocks to those assisting others in need; however, my rule is that the blocks must always be completed from my scrap bag.

I completed three blocks and will mail them tomorrow.
As an added bonus, I completed four 9 patch squares from my scrap bag to add to my growing pile of 60 that I will use in a pattern called Rick Rack Nines by Bonnie Hunter's book Adventures with Leaders & Enders.  This quilt will most likely be given where there is a need.  I have only about 250 left to make so it will take me a bit longer  :).


Pet Beds

Project discontinued*

I have been saving fabric bits, pieces, and scraps from my sewing and quilting projects and collecting them from friends and quilt retreats I attend.  The scraps would normally be considered "trash" and thrown away as they are too small to be considered usable. 

The collection of "trash" allowed me to complete 5 large and 1 small pet bed for a local rescue. 

The beds were donated 5/14/14. 

If you would like information on making these pet beds, feel free to contact me on my "Home" page.

*Note:  Due to my involvement with AngelGowns, I have chosen to discontinue making pet beds.  I will, however, continue saving my scraps for others to make them.

To find out more about AngelGowns, click HERE.

Knitted Cotton Dishcloths

During March and April of 2012, my grandson underwent treatment for lymphoma.  I was thrilled to spend a lot of time with him at the hospital during his treatment.  While he rested, I made what seemed like a million knitted cotton dishcloths. 

I have committed to a lifetime of making the dishcloths and donating all funds received from these dishcloths to Make-a-Wish.

The availability continues to change as some are sold and more are made so if you are interested in dishcloths, please contact me for information on colors currently available.

The washcloths are $2.50 each (plus shipping when appropriate) and paypay is accepted.

Know that ALL proceeds, not just the profits, will be forwarded to Make-A-Wish. 

 Summer 2013

These were make from my scrap basket and donated to a photographer that donates her time to take adoption photos of rescue animals.  The DoggieDanas were hoped to give the animals something to wear and something to take with them!

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Quilts for the Victims of the YARNELL WILDFIRES 2013

A few of us worked hard to get some comfort to the slightly older population of Yarnell, AZ after the area suffered major devastation by the wildfires. We recruited our needlework groups in the project and obtained quilts and afghans from them to add to the quilts we, ourselves, made. Our deadline was determined to be October to make sure the quilts and afghans were delivered and distributed to the residents of Yarnell before it got cold.

Here are photos of a couple of the ones I made.

I am happy to announce that in October, 27 quilts and afghans were delivered to Yarnell. In the photo, Annabelle (r) is posing with a representative of the Yarnell Food Pantry, who will ensure the quilts are disbursed to our intended demographic.

On behalf of Yarnell, I want to thank everyone who participated in this project, actively or passively, for the selfless giving of your fabric, time, and energy.

I guess its time to start on the next batch of quilts as, unfortunately, there is always another disaster.

Donated to Quilt Guilds

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