Wednesday, June 30, 2010

postheadericon Raffle!

The Comforting Quilter's Raffle is quickly approaching.  Make sure you get your tickets this week!  We'll see you all at the Byron City Park on Saturday!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

postheadericon Hidden Benefits

The week is coming toward an end, and I wanted to say thanks to everyone who has worked so hard over the past few months to make Comforting Quilters a reality.  What a fabulous group of gals we've got!  We'd love to have you join whenever you can make it!  I recently received an interesting email concerning a woman's health and thought that I would share it with everyone this evening.  The email started with a 

"Thought to Share......"

 " I just finished taking an evening class at Stanford. The last lecture was on the mind-body connection--the relationship between stress and disease.  The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends.  At first everyone laughed, but he was serious.

 Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Physically this quality “girlfriend time" helps us to create more serotonin--a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well being.  Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. They rarely sit down with a buddy and talk about how they feel about certain things or how their personal lives are going.  Jobs? Yes.   Sports? Yes.  Cars? Yes. Fishing, hunting, golf?  Yes.  But their feelings?--rarely.  Women do it all of the time. We share from our souls with our sisters, and evidently that is very good for our health.  He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.

 There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged--not true.  In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking!  So every time you hang out to schmooze with a gal pal, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health!  We are indeed very, very lucky.   Sooooo let's toast to our friendship with our girlfriends. Evidently it's very good for our health

Next time you're feeling left out, lonely, bored or just need a buddy, stop by and pay us a visit!  We'll cure those woes in no time!

Monday, June 21, 2010

postheadericon YARD SALE!

Comforting Quilter's is up to our stuff again, with another yard sale at Karla's house this Saturday, June 26th.  We'll be selling the leftover items from our last sale and adding a few more things as well.  If you'd like to join us, stop on by and give us a shout!  Your donations of items are also welcome.  Be sure to mark the price before you drop it by the house.  

If any of you will be in town & would like to help that would be great but if you can't, don't worry about it. There will also be an ice chest of bottled water and drinks in addition to our raffle quilt ticket sales.

Our yard sale made was a hit grossing $115 at the old Welcome Center, so we're hopeful that we can bring in more with this next one.

postheadericon Thanks for All You Do!!

We had a great weekend & were very productive! Friday night, we cleaned out the caboose, and followed up over at Julie's house to sort all of our fabric by color. Saturday, welcomed Barbara Yeates to our group along with delivery of our 2nd quilt, which was delivered to a lady who's suffering from bone cancer. We enjoyed our day as several of us brought salads for lunch. A total of 5 quilt tops have been completed so that we may deliver more to hospice patients. Thanks to everyone who came out. Have a blessed week & please let me know if you can help on Sat.

postheadericon Sewing Class!

The Comforting Quilters group is interested in hosting a sewing workshop for kids (ages 6-12) at the Byron Train Depot for Sat July 24 OR Sat July 31 from 10-2. Space is limited to 20.
1.Please select date that's better for you.
2.Do you have a machine that you're willing to donate use of?
Thanks in advance for your response.
Karla - "The Listener"
Don't forget to purchase your raffle ticket for the CQ Quilt!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Packing up for a good quilt day today! We'll be hanging out at the Byron Depot from 9-3. Stop by and join us! I
Friday, June 18, 2010
We'll be cleaning out the caboose and sorting fabric at Julie's house tonight. See you at 7 at the depot!
Hope to see everyone tonight at 7:00 PM at the Byron Depot. We always have such a good time. Happy Quilting!
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postheadericon It's CQ Night!

Tonight is Comforting Quilter's at the Byron Depot beginning at 7 PM until whenever we feel like going home! We'll be cleaning out the caboose and loading it all to my house to sort and organize. We've had a huge donation of fabric and my dining room needs help! I hope to see everyone out this evening for some good old fashioned fun!

If you can't make it tonight, we sure hope to see you on tomorrow. We'll be loading up the machines, ironing board and fabric to cut more quilt tops. Lunch is a special occasion at CQ Saturday, so be sure to bring a salad to share. Table service will be provided. We meet at 9 AM sharp and will be quilting until 3 PM so stop on by for the day or an hour!

Sewing Love with Each (and every) Stitch!
Saturday, June 12, 2010

postheadericon Rainbow Around the Block

Let's Help our Neighbor!

Ran into this website while reading a few posts at my personal blog and thought you may have an interest in sending a quilt block for this cause. Please visit the Rainbow Around the Block website and help those in Tennessee who have lost their homes.


postheadericon CQ Needs You!

Busy Day today at my house! I've been blessed with a Fabulous bunch of fabric that is in need of washing, ironing and color sorting! The washing has been a task in itself, but this week will be ironing and sorting week at my house!

If there is anyone who would like to volunteer an hour or two next week, give me a jingle! I'll welcome you help!

Stay cool everyone, the heat index hit 111 degrees at 11:00 AM this morning. A good afternoon for quilting inside where it's nice and cool.

See ya and don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets!
Monday, June 7, 2010

postheadericon Buy Your Raffle Ticket Now!!

Time is running out to purchase your ticket for the 1st Annual Comforting Quilters Quilt Raffle.  We don't want you to miss out on winning an heirloom quality quilt to benefit the Comforting Quilter's work.

Email us at, or call us at 478-978-0842.  We'll get you a ticket straight to your door!

Tickets cost:
$1 Each
$5 for Six (6) Tickets
$10 for 12 (12) Tickets

The drawing will be held on the 3rd of July, 2010 at the Byron City Park at noon.  No need to be present to win!

Thanks go to everyone who has made a purchase and helped support the work of Comforting Quilter's.  Sewing Love with Each Stitch!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

postheadericon Byron Yard Sale!

Hope that all of you had a Blessed Memorial Day Holiday & this finds you well!  Our Appreciation Day for Comforting Quilters was a fabulous event at last month's meeting and a big Thank You goes out to all who contributed food for the event.  Our sponsors truly appreciated your thoughtfullness!

We have a new member to our group, Kathy Garrison, and she fits right in!  Welcome Kathy!  We look forward to getting to know you even better over the coming months.

The Community Yard Sale is quickly approaching on the 5th of June.  Comforting Quilters and ICU Survival Kits will have their yard sale set up and ready for customers by 9 AM on Saturday at the Byron Visitor's & Welcome Center.  Be sure to stop in and see what fun things you can buy from our yard sale!

In addition, the groups will be selling sack lunches with your choice of Chicken salad or Pimento Cheese sandwiches, a bag of chips, a cookie or two and a few other surprises!  We'll also have canned soda and water on sale.   What better way to shop!  Grab your lunch and go!

While your in our shop, be sure to bring an extra dollar for the quilt raffle!  Time is running out on your opportunity to own the first Comforting Quilter's Raffle Quilt.  It's a wonderful quilt that you are sure to enjoy when the cold weather hits.

Stop by and say hello!  We'll be there from 9 to 12!

About CQ

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Comforting Quilters is a Non-Profit Organization that was organized to create and provide quilts to anyone need a bit of comfort. These quilts are created and delivered to Hospice patients, seriously ill patients, those who have suffered a loss or anyone who comes to our attention.

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