Monday, September 28, 2009

Children's Quilts...and Pillows

Our August meeting featured our Parade of Children's Quilts with Doris Dunn's yellow ice cream quilt winning the vote for our favorite. Although our CQ group works all year making quilts, we encourage all our members to make at least one a year and bring to this meeting. Eighteen new quilts were brought in; several people had already turned theirs in to be included in the ones given to the 155th Brigade Combat Team shipping out from Camp Shelby in May.

Our members have really jumped on the bandwagon by making small pillows for the Pediatric Unit at Forrest General Hospital. Ruth Byrd collected 116 more pillows at our September 16 meeting and delivered them to the hospital. This makes a total of 380 pillows we have donated to date! The nurses are so thankful and tell how excited the youngsters are over owning their very own pillow.