Quilters, look at your hands. They are hands that stitch and hands that love. They are hands that not only sew, but through your hands you express yourself, and very often give to others. This week, our MyQuiltPlace spotlight is shining on someone who does all that and more!
Meet Vickie Smith! Vickie is one of the generous members of Quilts from Caring Hands (QCH), a 22-year-old nonprofit group that makes and distributes quilts at no charge to Oregon’s children at risk. Whether homeless, in foster care, drug addicted, HIV positive, visually impaired, abused, or teen mothers and their infants, QCH brings comfort into their lives – the comfort of wrapping up in a unique quilt made with love. The quilts are distributed through 14 area agencies. QCH has recently given away their 8,000th quilt!!
Vickie is an active member of MyQuiltPlace.com who says she’s been a quilter so long she can’t remember! During that time, she has made 15 or so quilts for family and herself – and around 200 for Quilts from Caring Hands. She loves all aspects of piecing, and enjoys the fun of trying new techniques.
What Vickie doesn’t mention – but we can easily see – is her artistic talent. Vickie enjoys being a part of MQP. She says, “It’s a fun site, and the people are encouraging and friendly.” We agree!