Comfort Quilt - Fly Fishing

 Comfort Quilt - back - showing Loons on the Lake, Tied Fly and Fly Fishing Rod

I am honoured to quilt some of the quilts that the Chatham Kent Quilters Guild outreach group creates, for their "Comfort Quilts" program.  These quilts go out to the local community where needed, some go with EMT vehicles, some go to Child Can for children with cancer, some go on special missions.  

These are quilts that the Comfort Quilt Committee help prepare - they prep kits and members can pick them up at meetings to make up and return.  Members can complete the entire quilt, or just the top, or just the quilting, or finish the binding.  Truly, many hands making light work.  Lots more information here about the Comfort Quilt program.

This quilt is a very outdoorsy quilt, with fabric depicting a fisherperson fly fishing, bears and moose, lots of northern wilderness.  Although the front doesn't show the quilting all that well, the back really does!  It's a very soft fuzzy flannel.  The main blocks received a 'loon on the lake' design.  The vertical sashing has tied flies flying from the fishing line.  The horizontal sashing has fly fishing rods.  All finished off with a piano key border - not digitized, that's ruler work.

The quilters who work so lovingly on these quilts, have golden hearts.  The stories we hear back from how these quilts have lifted spirits and provided comfort, are priceless.  

A few more photos of this one ...

Comfort Quilt Fly Fishing front view

Comfort Quilt Fly Fishing front close up view

Comfort Quilt Fly Fishing back close up