NORTHWEST QUILTER’S GUILD – HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
Joy dropped off her final donation to Comforting Quilts on April 13, 2021. She is pictured here at the Mill End Store in Milwaukie with just some of the lovely quilts that she had made. She celebrated her 93rd birthday in April and will soon be moving to Ohio to live near her sons.
Joy began sewing when she was 5 years old. As an adult, she spent her working years in the garment industry and later in upholstery. A member of Northwest Quilter’s Guild since 1974, Joy participated in several committees, helped assemble raffle quilts, was a member of a small quilt group, knit caps for newborns at Doernbecher’s hospital and worked tirelessly making numerous quilts for Comforting Quilts. Joy is a speed demon on her Singer industrial sewing machine. She has no idea how many quilts she has donated to Comforting Quilts over the years (most likely in the thousands), but she estimates that she has already donated between 200 and 300 doll quilts in 2021. We wish you well, Joy. You will be missed!!