2005 Community Quilts
For Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa
This year, we will be presenting Hospice with wheelchair
or lap sized quilts 36 x 45 inches, or larger. At the first
of the year, Hospice of Santa Barbara was serving about 130
people, most of whom were older adults. While Hospice is hoping
to open a larger facility to meet the needs of the community,
Serenity House on Calle De Los Amigos, a six bed facility,
would greatly appreciate quilts for their twin sized beds.
We are assured that all quilts used in the facility would
be laundered in cold water, with loving care. A dear friend
of mine who spent her last weeks at Serenity House, found
great comfort in the tattered quilt at the foot of her bed.
For this project, please make quilts appropriate for adults,
rather than for infants or children. We know that some of
our members are not able to make a community quilt each year.
We are also asking for donations of fabric (1/2 to 2 yard
pieces) and batting (crib size or larger) for this project.
We are especially in need of good quality cotton tone-on-tone
fabrics to blend with the patterns we already have. (Even
if you are planning on making a quilt, we would welcome your
Thanks to all of you who made our Hospice project so successful.
We collected a total of 212
quilts! Special thanks to Jean Faison, Dorothy Gibbons, Betty Kelley, Barbara
Postma and Loesje
Akau, who each made 6 or more quilts, and to Ky Easton, who made multiple quilts
and all the quilt
labels. The people at Hospice are overwhelmed with your kindness and generosity.
Co-Chairs: Marty Frolli, JoAnn Dovgin.
Here are a few of the 212 quilts donated...