PC Quilters continue to give throughout the summer

Marlene Kuskie

Even though the heat kept most PebbleCreek residents indoors this summer, the PebbleCreek Quilters continued their art of quilt making for others. Community service chairs, Patsy Smith and Judy Frank, gathered members to make quilts to donate to Ryan House.

Ryan House focuses on quality of life and continuity of care that combines compassion with state-of-the-art care to assist children through their unique life-limiting or end-of-life journey while providing the entire family with peace, comfort, and support. Ryan House was founded by the Board of Visitors, Hospice of the Valley, the Junior League of Phoenix, Dignity Health of St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Orcutt Winslow, Kitchell, and St. Luke’s Health Initiatives. There are many continuing supporters. It received the 2018 Platinum Charity Rating.

Quilters particularly enjoy making quilts for children. The challenge to keep the quilts interesting, soft, and attractive to children are the primary concerns as they select fabric that has been donated. Often the quilters will use an established pattern but many like to create a design that best fits the fabric and the designated receiver. The quilters hope that children with definite needs that the Ryan House serves will enjoy the brightly colored, child-size quilts.

Check out the many quilt creations by PebbleCreek Quilters on their website Pebblecreekquilters.org under “Photos.” A listing of other organizations that PC Quilters donate quilts to and other items to are on the website as well.