A Note From Jane Jenner
Wow, often as a year ends we wonder where it went. This year, we are only too aware of all that has happened. But Comfort Quilts has survived the trying times, we feel, successfully. And now time for last 2020 Newsletter.
Five names will be drawn from the 33 members who responded to the Stash Buster Challenge with a top or a quilt….and many of you made more than one! Our thanks and appreciation go to all of you, and to the 24 who helped quilt and bind, some being the same members. All outside help has been great. At least 3 non members have quilted for us. Several Comfort Sewers did their share. When we meet at the church again, we have an open door. Please feel welcome to join us. All this help has enabled the distribution of comfort to continue. 107 have been shared locally, with a stash of Cuddles for the Hospital, quilts for Child can, as well as for our local outreach.
A REMINDER ABOUT SIZES:a few quilts have been too large, making it difficult for the quilters. Our quilts are NOT bed quilts, but are lap quilts. 40 x 50 for babies/small child, 50 x 60, and 60 x70, are recommended sizes. A couple of inches extra is OK, because we know it is hard to adjust some blocks.
Tops, quilts, tops kitted up for quilting, quilts to be bound, found fabrics to be shared…. all these have been flitting around Chatham-Kent, and even outside CK. And as said above, a lot has been accomplished. We thank everyone once again for their help with this important Outreach.
And now to an important ANNOUNCEMENT. It has been a busy time. We are ready to take a break.
Members can still sew at home for Comfort, if you choose. We just will not be finishing the works-in-progress until the new Year. I have at my house, 8 quilts ready for quilting, several ready for binding. If anyone wishes to work on them, please call me. Some have spoken about bringing some finished quilts here. I will still receive them. Some have asked for white/beige tone on tones, I do have some now. Cuddle quilt kits should be available soon. Call me. Requests for quilts to share Comfort will still carry on. Please ask, we will connect. I have called my home, the Half Way House, for Comfort Quilts, and the many visits have been a blessing, and will still be. But it is time for a break.
By Jane Jenner for the Comfort Quilt Committee: Elise Roy Rachel De Bruyne Lynda Baetsen
No act of kindness however small is wasted