Cathy McLees

“In 2013, my mother and I discussed how we have enjoyed the quilt making process for so many decades and decided it was time to use our talents to give back. We both had accumulated large fabric stashes and had saturated our gift giving to relatives, so we decided the Children’s Hospital would be our recipient. Understanding how cancer doesn’t discriminate with age, the chemo treatments tend to chill the patient and often repeated treatments were necessary, a quilt for a child inflected with cancer was who we wanted to make quilts for. This year, my mother turned 95 years young and is still in love with making quilts and sharing that love with the kids. Once in a while, I can count on my quilt friends to assist but basically only my mom and I are committed to our cause. So far, we have made 182 quilts and have been asked if we could also make 10″ pillows for the kids who have surgery there. Since last year, we have donated 27 surgery pillows. Our 2017 goal is to donate 50 quilts, half of which have already been given. We are finishing the last half and already working on 2018 quilt tops for future donations.” explained Cathy McLees

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