When Debbie and I took over the Giving Committee for the Guild, we were given a bag of fabric and a lot of information! When we looked through the fabric, we found a bunch of these star blocks…
So what do quilters do with random blocks? They make a quilt!
It looks like the blocks were made by guild members a while back, but nothing was ever done with them. So we decided we might as well go ahead and make a little quilt out of them!
The backing fabric was also in the pile! We thought the little teal birds went well with the colors on the front.
It took awhile, but Debbie and I narrowed down the list of recommended recipients for the 2016 Giving Committee Quilts! The largest response from our survey was to give the quilts to a women’s charity organization. We narrowed it down even further and contacted a few places. In the end, we have partnered with the Nurse Family Partnership.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a community health program that helps transform the lives of young, low-income mothers pregnant with their first child. The program partners mothers with registered nurses from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday, allowing nurses to deliver the support first-time moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life. The relationship between mother and nurse provides the foundation for strong families, and lives are forever changed—for the better.
You can learn more about the group here.
The second most popular recipient recommendation from the group survey was to give to animal charities. In the information we were handed down, we saw that two pet organizations had been contacted last year. These groups were both interested in working with us, but it didn’t work out. We have re-contacted them and will be giving each of them one quilt this year for their annual fundraisers. We will give one quilt to Homeward Pet Adoption Center and one quilt to Seattle Humane Society.
This little guy will be heading off to the Nurse Family Partnership!
Quilt Name: First Star I See
Quilt Size: 36×48
Blocks by: Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Members
Pieced by: Louise Wackerman
Quilted by: Debbie Jeske
Binding by: Deborah Christensen