Thursday, October 20, 2011

Better, Thanks!

Thanks for all your positive comments and good wishes yesterday. Although my problems haven't really improved much, my attitude is a bit better, thanks to you and thanks to spending a happy day with a friend, looking at quilts and having lunch out.

Every three years, our local Sutter Cancer Center auctions donated quilts, and the money raised is used to treat breast cancer patients locally and to conduct research. I donated quilts the past couple of auction years, but because of one thing and another, this time I didn't end up with any quilts to donate--plans to participate just didn't come together. I feel bad about that, but maybe I can make up for it three years from now by contributing two or maybe even three quilts. That seems like a worthy goal, doesn't it?

One of the things I always enjoy, though, is going to view the quilts, which are displayed throughout the public areas on all seven floors of the medical building. It's a lot like going to a quilt show! That's what my friend Sandy and I did today. I took a few photos of quilts, although there are many, many other wonderful creations to see and bid on.

What girl doesn't like shoes?!

This one reminded me of Ms. Philadelphia and her COW quilt blocks.

There were several quilts that featured hand embroidered blocks. I thought this one made a cute kid's quilt and all the stitches were super tiny!

Loved all the basket embroidery. This one was done by a couple owners of a local quilt shop in memory of another owner who had died of cancer earlier this year.

This is my favorite embroidered quilt--several women I know worked on the blocks for this and a couple of them were in my embroidery group, so I was able to watch it develop. Excellent, isn't it?! It shows the same little house through all 12 months of the year.

If you'd like to see more of the quilts, you can look at them by clicking HERE. From that page, click on the link for "view auction quilts" under the quilt picture in the upper right corner. You can also click to look at and possibly bid on the quilts that are available for bidding online--there are 24 quilts available for online bidding. Personally, I loved the one called Cat Nap. I've always said that someday I'll make a snail trail quilt, and this is a great one! (Click on the close up photo to see details.)

If you're in the Sacramento area in the next couple weeks, stop by the Sutter Cancer Center to enjoy the quilts. And don't forget to stop in the research library to view the minis and the line up of decorated bras--I wish I'd taken a photo of those, but apparently I was too busy marveling at the creativity to remember to snap a photo! If you're interested in seeing them, though, the bras appear on page 29 of the auction quilt photos.

Glad you could stop by for a visit!


Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Glad you are feeling better.

Kathy said...

Glad you're feeling better. There's nothing better than a quilt show with a friend to improve your mood. Well, maybe lunch out too would be better!

Does the embroidered house quilt have a pattern, or was it their own creation? It's very cute.