|Items donated at a previous prayer shawl session.|
at Washington Cancer Institute,
MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
I asked why this charity is special to her. Christine replied, "When I retired from this hospital after 35 years, I was looking for volunteer work. When I couldn't find something that "called to me", I decided to start the shawl ministry at the Cancer Institute. I had previously partnered with them on a quilt project, "Common Threads: Healing Hands and Hearts:, where we helped cancer survivors make quilt squares representing the hands and hearts of the people who helped them through their cancer experience. The squares were then made into banners that hang from the atrium in the lobby. We also worked with the staff to provide quilts in waiting rooms and exam rooms to create a healing environment. The shawls, lap afghans and quilts are made by volunteers, patients, and staff and are made available to new patients as they begin treatment.
My donation will be a lap quilt, using African Fabrics from French Connections NC (Etsy shop) as many of the patients at the center are African American." The photo below shows the quilt as a "work in progress" (WIP in quilter's language).
Christine lives in Arlington, VA and has been quilting for 35 years. Having had a left brain job in hospital administration for many years, she is now able to utilize her right brain to express her love of fiber, color and texture.
As a quilter and who enjoys other forms of needlework as well, Christine says, "I work mostly in small quilts and mixed media, along with hand knitted scarves and hand bags. I love working with a skein of handspun art yarn, but am also having lots of fun now making 12 inch square art quilts."
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This post was written by Barbara Wood of DownHome Designs, a Quiltsy member since 2008.