FEBRUARY 18, 2010

Joanne Deyo and Penny Raddon (l to r) with a quilt constructed by the Clearwater Quilters.

Fabric scraps become “Comfort Quilts”

   During January at least 20 different sewers turned their fabric scraps into sewn blocks which are the building blocks to construct a completed quilt. Then, at the Clearwater Quilters January monthly work party club members and community volunteers sewed the blocks into larger comfort quilts. Completed lap robes and quilts are then donated to local charities.

   Clearwater Quilters President Rosan Monaghan said that at the last work party eight people worked to turn the blocks into completed lap robes. More blocks were donated and the club now has enough to make several more lap robes, but will happily accept more.

   Each month a different pattern is selected and sewers from our area are asked to make the blocks from their fabric scraps at home. The February block is a modified Monkey Wrench. If made with a floral print it will
be put together for
Clearwater Health & Rehab Center. If made with a child’s print it will be assembled for the Northwest Burn Foundation.

   If you are interested in making a block stop at either the Wild Hare on Johnson Ave. or at Material Girls on Hwy. 12 for instructions and the pattern. The final Friday of the month is a workshop sew day to turn the
donated blocks into completed lap robes and quilts.

   Everyone is welcome to join the workshop to be held at the Wild Hare this month which will be on Feb. 26. Sewing enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds are welcome at the monthly meeting of Clearwater Quilters held the second Thursday of each month at the First Christian Church on Michigan Ave.