This year, rather than coinciding with a Netroots Nation conference, we delivered on March 10, 2016 to the hospital local to me. As it turns out, the timing was good. We were told that March can be a thinner time for gifts of comfort items to the VA so our gifts will be immediately useful.
The quilts may be used by patients in the hospital or in hospice. The Chief of Volunteers, Shaun Benson, showed us the labels that are stitched onto quilts used in hospice — they tell the recipient that the quilt was made for them with love. Once the veteran in hospice has passed away, the quilt is given to the family as a memento. It goes without saying that these gifts are greatly treasured.
Winglion is the home of the Community Quilt Project where we stitch together loving thoughts of friends for those facing illness or other hardship, and of Pootie Pads, small quilts filled with organic herbs to pamper your pet with soothing scents. We celebrate the connection of people to each other and with the four-legged creatures with whom we share our homes. At Winglion, there is love and warmth in every quilt we make.
You, the community, support our work. Your help provides us with materials and supports our hours of work on each quilt project. We are thankful that you keep our needles quilting!