Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope your Valentine's Day was happy and that maybe you had the opportunity to give something to somebody you cared about.  One thing I noticed at the last several quilt shows that I attended was how generous quilters usually are.  Each of the guilds sponsoring these shows had a display of their respective groups' philanthropic efforts and the variety of their contributions was amazing and invaluable to the community.

The first guild, Largo Cracker Quilters, had an interesting example of one of their activities.  It was a tactile stimulation (fidget quilt) piece for Altzheimer patients.  It had a string of beads with tassled ends, a fuzzy piece, a zipper, a ruffle, a minky piece, and lots of other very touchable things.  What a great idea!  Here is a picture:

And they also made adult bibs, walker bags, along with child, lap and bed-size quilts for various organizations.  Many thanks to this quilt guild that is in Largo, FL, a community south of me.  Some examples of their donation quilts were on display:

At another show, the Quilter's Crossing Quilt Guild had a display that included cute examples of the backpacks they made and bears that they dressed for children.  Many thanks to this group also for their support of the community in Palm Harbor, FL.

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