Thursday, August 28, 2008

Claire's Challenge

I sent these blocks to Claire. She wants 'em bright! I think these qualify.
--Carol E.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Challenge: Multiples of Three

Remember Claire's fun challenge:

Here is the challenge I have been dreaming up. End a long time away, maybe
November 30 or Dec 31. I want to experiment with layouts that involve
multiple size blocks. So you have lots of flexibility.

Make blocks (square, rectangle or long strips) any multiple of three, then
add 1/2 inch to the last measurement:3 1/2 x 3 1/2; 9 1/2 x 9 1/2; 12 1/2 x
12/1/2; 6 1/2 x 9 1/2; 6 1/2 x 12 1/2; 3/1/2 x 45 1/2...get the idea? So
long as their finished dimensions are a multiple of three, it should be
possible to make them fit together.

Try for some primary colors in each, but if you can't that is okay too,
i'll try to put it next to something bright. If anyone needs fabric (or just
wants to have a way to end, when the fabric sent is used up) send me a SASE
and I'll send a fat quarter of a dark fabric for you to brighten up.

Let's see how many bright and varied blocks we can send to Claire!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

TOTALS for quilts July 2008

Here are the totals for quilts so far for July 2008. Looks like The Sunshine Ladies are doing great.








That is a great GRAND TOTAL OF 375.
Way to go Ladies.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Kids With Wrap-a-Smile Quilts

Every once in a while we are lucky to get pictures of the kids who receive our quilts. It is very heart-warming and inspiring to see these photos. We welcome any new members who would like to join this fun endeavor. Leave a comment and ask us how!

Baby in Vietnam

After surgery in Nepal

Keeping warm in Nepal

Thumbs up for life-altering surgery!

a child in Venezuela

Friday, August 1, 2008

Thank-You Letter

photo is from a previous WAS trip

We recently received this thank-you note for our quilts that went on a Rotaplast trip to El Salvador. Read and enjoy:
"Dear Terry and Fellow Wrap-A-Smile Quilters,

Thank you so much for your mission which is beyond words of gratitude. Your
dedication and work is wonderful, touches many lives and is appreciated by
so many. You affect more children and families than you can imagine. I know
because I have seen it in their faces and heard it in their words of thanks.

This month I had the pleasure of being a part of a Rotaplast mission trip to
El Salvador. I am a member of the Rotary Club of Sacramento which in part
sponsored this mission. I was blessed to be the photographer and journalist
for this mission and my 19 year old college student daughter also attended
as the recreational therapist. It was our first mission and the experience
of our lives individually and together.

Your quilts brightened up every part of the process for the children from
the intake, through the surgery and recovery, to the follow up clinic and
finally to the journey out the hospital to return home. The children and
their families were surprised, delighted and grateful that they were able to
take your quilts home with them. Your gifts were truly appreciated.

I presented a photo slide show of our mission trip to our Rotary Club lunch
meeting (attended by 300-350) last week and many were in tears and greatly
moved by the work accomplished by Rotaplast and all those involved. A part
of my presentation included photographs of your patch and quilts and how
each brightened the process for all involved. I will email you the photos of
your patch and the quilts from my presentation.
Thank you again for your hard work and dedication. I truly hope that you
have fun, enjoy getting together and support each other in sharing your
mission. Please know that what you do is so very important to so many
involved in every aspect of each Rotaplast mission.

I look forward to hearing from you.
With warm regards,
Susan Sheridan "