Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Guest Blogger(s) - Vol. 11 - Connie SEW(s) Blue

Welcome to another edition of The Guest Blogger(s)!!  As April draws to a close, Connie popped in with a surprise post.  She has been working on a BIG project and didn't know if she would manage a TABLE SCRAPS Challenge project this month.

Connie came through with the following...

April had me very busy finishing several quilts for the R.C. Durr team of Comfort Quilts. This group celebrated its 7 year anniversary in February. The quilts had been primarily donated to the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House before the pandemic,  to a local hospice and to several nursing homes. When RMD House stopped taking quilts for safety reasons, our fearless leaders found other outlets for the hundreds of childrens' quilts that began accumulating. A large pediatric office connected to the area's hospital is now taking quilts for distribution to clients as deemed appropriate by the office staff. The photo of our coordinator's trunk shows 142 quilts that were brought to a park. About 25 plus quilters were able to gather outdoors with social distancing while sharing a wide variety of quilts.

My Tablescrap project was going to be 4 blocks from Bonnie Hunter's Scrap Crystals

Progress on this was "scrapped" when I had a squirrel run rampant through my quilting room. I saw Alycia of Quilty Girl post a picture of her placemats as well as several others. Then, I remembered participating with Carole of From My Carolina Home in last year's placemats challenge. I wondered if our Comfort Quilts sponsoring agency, a senior's center, would want placemats for it's nutrition program. And, off I went to scramble through my blue scraps! I assembled two for use as examples.

These were shared at the Monday gathering. Plans were made to bring finished placemats to the May meeting. One member of the group has already sent me an email sharing that she pulled out orphan blocks and has some placemats finished! As Sandra at Musings of a Menopausal Melon would say, DrEAMi!
So, I again thank you for your inspiration. Please feel free to share this story.

What a great program...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with us, Connie!  Your local senior center is sure to be pleased by your support.  I'm happy to inform my readers about such opportunities for bringing comfort and cheer to others.

Share the quilty love for Connie's project in the comments below.  I know that you enjoyed seeing Connie's placemats as much as I did!  Thanks again, Connie!

Link Party Reminder...

My technical difficulties allowed extra time for YOU to add your project!  The April TABLE SCRAPS Link Party will end tomorrow, Friday, April 30th at 11:59 PM (EDT).  There's still time to join in the fun!

Until next time...
This is a place(mat) for QUILTS!!!


  1. Good morning Joy. Unfortunately Google is delivering none of the photos in this post. Perhaps they are too big?

  2. I enjoyed reading about Connie’s placemats and Squirrel! Alas, no photos cam through.

  3. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who couldn't see Connie's photos, but I'm sure her placements will brighten the meals of those who receive them. Alas, my blue table runner lies at my machine awaiting it's binding. That should happen today, but who knows. It's been one of those weeks.

  4. I’m reading this post on Saturday morning! Google must have got the problem fixed because I see photos! I need to find an outlet for placemats!

  5. Thanks for the photo fix! I enjoyed seeing the placemats, they are very pretty.


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