Sarah over at confessions of a fabric addict has a Comfort Quilt Challenge going on for 2019:
Here are some of the Comfort Quilts I have donated to the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital (Weymouth, MA - South Shore Boston, MA).
Have some blocks from an unfinished quilt? Turn them into a lap quilt to donate:
Some 6 1/2" squares laying around? make a quick lap quilt:
Random pieces of fabric? Make an interesting quilt:
3" x 6" bricks make an interesting quilt:
using up some appliqué shapes
MLB baseball fabrics for baseball season:
More blocks from a UFO laying around:
Red/White/Blue fabrics make a great quilt:
As do random floral fabrics:
What these look like stacked on a chair:
and view from the passenger door in the rear:
and closeup showing quilts vertical between the 2 piles so my rear view is not blocked, and you can pretty up some solid fabrics by doing some machine appliqué:
and view from the drivers door in the rear:
All told, 112 lap quilts were delivered to Weymouth Hospital for the cancer patients. While it seems like a lot of quilts, there are a lot of cancer patients, and the head oncology nurse tries to give these to the stage 4 cancer patients, and the patients who may be back for the second or third or even forth time for treatment. I try and get a shipment out each quarter, 4 times a year to keep the patients happy, and to reduce my stash. Even after a 1000 quilts, there still seems to be a lot of fabric I need to use up in my stash. Do you have this problem?