Today being Veteran's Day, it seemed an appropriate time to post this. But our guild has also done other charitable projects as workshops during our meetings. This past month we created heart shaped pillows, made from fat quarters, that will be donated to a local hospital to be given to cardiac patients. After surgery, it is more comfortable for the patients to hug a pillow to their chest if they need to cough, and these pillows are just the right size for that.
Another workshop we've had was to make stuffed teddy bear pillows that we donate to the local fire department and amubulance services to have on hand to give to any child in need of comfort during an emergency. The pattern is a simple gingerbread type of bear shape, just traced, sewn and stuffed. Here's the table full of teddies we had by the end of the night:
I told my brother about my recent post about the pillow I made from his ties, and that I wished I had taken a good picture of it. He was kind enough to take this picture and send it to me via email. Here is his pillow made from his ties: