Free Table Event, June 2021

After a year and a half without Our in-person guild meetings and free table, Joyce Swift opened her garage to the guild for a long-awaited free table event.  Joyce Swift and Jackie Putnam were the organizers and many other members helped with the set-up and break-down OF THE EVENT.  The garage and driveway were filled with fabric, books, patterns and notions.  Joyce even offerred refreshments, which were very welcome on a warm afternoon.

 “SHOPPERS” had a wonderful afternoon socializing with other guild members that they had not seen in person in several months.  Although not many of the free table offerings found new homes, the items will be used for a fund-raising event to benefit the guild, which will be held in the fall.

April, 2021

Happy Trails….


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!!