Connections and Teamship

As I think about all the quilters who have supported Wrap-A-Smile this past year I also think about how interconnected we are.  While WAS was on pause during the pandemic, we partnered with Quilts Beyond Borders to share quilts both locally and abroad.  Now that the Rotaplast medical missions have resumed and we are officially collecting quilts again, we have met many new friends through these collaborations.  Another way we make new connections is through word of mouth (or in our digital lives, through online posts with our virtual friends). Many of our dedicated WAS quilters have found us through the posts of Cathy L at For many years she has been a cheerleader for both WAS and QBB. Today's eye candy is the dozen quilts recently received from Cathy for WAS. Thank you, Cathy! The Sunshine Online Quilt Guild continues to be a great resource for all of us interested in charity quilting.  Ideas are discussed, fabric scraps are shared, motivations are tur

Wrap-A-Smile Quilts in Egypt

Just home.....and still processing!   What a privilege it was to be part of the Rotaplast mission team to Luxor, Egypt, and to deliver your quilts in person. I have a whole new appreciation for what a special gift these quilts are! There were many wonderful comments from members of the medical team about the value they add to the missions. And of course, big smiles from the patients and their parents. Please enjoy the Rotaplast blog which gives an overview of the mission, and also has a lot of photos with quilts in action: Using our wonderful translators, I usually delivered the quilts to the patients while they were waiting in a pre-op room, when they were still with their parents.  Using a translator, I explained that "my friends made this quilt for you, to wish you good luck with your surgery.  It is yours to keep, a gift from us."  They responded with big smiles, touching a hand to their heart, or hands clasped in the motion of pra

October Beauties

We are definitely back in gear!   As Ann enjoys the excitement of a Rotaplast mission in Egypt, I have been collecting fantastic quilts for Wrap-A-Smile in Maine.  I headed up on a lovely fall afternoon and met Cheryl, who passed on gorgeous quilts from the Evergreen Quilt Guild in Kennebunk.  From there I meandered along to Boothbay and had a fantastic lunch with Colleen and Coral and was privileged to receive quilts from Kaleidoscope Quilters and Kwiltz 4 Kidz as well as several from Ellen in Monmouth!    The generosity of you all, the quilters who pour so much love and comfort into the lives of children undergoing these surgeries, is so appreciated!  Thank you, thank you!  Paige Please make sure to check out the trip photos from the Egypt mission on!  Can you find your quilt?  It’s right there next to that child’s beaming smile!