Comfort Covers

 In October 2022 CPQG accepted administrative responsibility for Comfort Covers.  Lenore C. and Lynn S. stepped up to organize the collection and distribution of quilts and other covers (beds, heads, and hands).

In March we made fidget quilts for local nursing homes and children with special needs. These are a little larger than a place mat and filled with all sorts of textures.  We included marble tracks, small fluffy pillows, gently scratchy bits, floppy fake fur, buttons, zippers, jeans pockets, and more.  The sky (or your junk drawer) is the limit.  The only requirement is everything is fastened securely and is washable. 

Friday, February 10 we made excellent progress on making walker bags for Comfort Covers. Several people brought in finished bags made at home, others cut out new parts, and some made pockets. All had a good time as we produced 28 bags.  These will go to local personal care homes. 

Many thanks to those who came: BethB, JillW, LeslieD, BarbZ, Peggy T, PeggyR, CindyR, LindaU, FranH, JoyceD, and LenoreC. At the end of the day, we had 18 made. Additional kits were taken to make more bags at home. 

The pattern is here if you would like to join in on the fun.

A project at February's 3rd Wednesday afternoon gathering was to collect unloved fabric and orphan blocks and put them to use as Comfort Covers and Toys for Tots backs.  The fronts will be made in April or May although some of these backs may turn into fronts. BarbZ had a tote of fabric leftover from a Jelly Roll Race program we did several years ago.  Guild members were very generous in their donations of "What was I thinking? and "How long ago did I buy this?" fabric. We collected over 100 orphan blocks. While it felt really good to clean out the tubs, shelves, and drawers of unused fabric, it felt even better to see it used. Go to our blog post to see some of the backs in need of fronts.

Many thanks to NancyS, JudyR, LynnS, SallyR, MonaH, PeggyT, PeggyR, LenoreC, JulieR, FranH, JillW, LeslieD, BarbZ, and BeckyT.

See more backs that will need fronts at the blog post here.

In January '23 at a UFO Friday gathering we made fingerless gloves