Some of you might remember when I went to my thyroid cancer checkup in December that I stopped off some goodies to Julie in Spring Valley, MN.
Julie is a kind soul who has been working really hard to bring some joy into the lives of the community members around her. She spends lots of time making pillowcases for the nursing home residents. She makes placemats for the people in the area who receive Meals on Wheels and she makes quilts that are donated.
Here are some of the pillowcases she made with the fabric I brought…
Aren’t they fun??
She’s made a bunch!!
If you sent me fabric during that time, do you…recognize any of it?
Wow, Julie has been busy…and what a great community project!
I am sure residents love having a bit of cheer in their room. Nothing beats the winter blues like a splash of color!
Here are some of the placemats she has been making for the Meals on Wheels recipients. I think they are so cute.
Novelty prints work so well for this…
I hope someone who formerly raised chickens gets this one.
This was a great use for fabric that is designed to use to make labels don’t you think??
It’s great that she makes some matching sets so that they can be given to a husband and wife who receive meals.
This was a great idea to use up some leftover quilt blocks.
I am so impressed with how quickly Julie got these done.
Julie went on to say that she has been making community quilts too. This beauty was going to the transplant house in Rochester.
If you have goodies you would like to share with Julie so she can continue to make things feel free to leave a comment here on the blog and I can get the two of you connected. Julie loves working with larger pieces of fabric so she can make pillowcases-for that the pieces need to be 3/4 of a yard. She also needs blender fabrics for the pillowcase accent fabric. She likes to make pillowcases with prints that are elderly-friendly. Spring Valley is a rural farming community so farm prints or scenic prints are great. Novelty prints work well.
You can see Julie is a sunshine committee bringing cheer to so many in her local area. We all need more Julie’s in the world!! Thanks to the many of you who donated fabric for me to pass on to Julie.