This project was born from the outpouring of generosity of guild members to Pat Varner's request to make quilts for the patients at the Denver Area Hospice in memory of her sister, Beverly, who lost her battle with liver disease in January 2005. Beverly was an avid quilter and worked on her designs and quilts up to the day she entered hospice. She was a friend to many in the guild and was also a member of the Nebraska State Quilters Guild. This project touched off many memories from members who had similar experiences such as Pat with hospice. They approached her to research Omaha's Hospice House, The Josie Harper Residence, to see if they would accept quilts for their patients. The officials were thrilled with these future prospects.
There are not enough words to explain the power of a quilt in a situation such as this. It can be a life-altering moment as many of you have experienced. If you any questions and/or interested in finding out more about this project, contact Pat Varner. She's in the membership book.