I have been the "hospice philanthropy" person at my guild for I believe about 2 1/2 years. I told them last night that I will be stepping down in May. I really enjoy the coordination of the whole thing. I have made kits, pieced together batting, made some backings and delivered the quilts to Hospice House which always makes my day when I can take a huge bag of wonderful quilts. When I took on the job I tried to keep it mostly the coordination effort and to quilt one of the quilts now and then between customer jobs.
In the last year I have had to beg people to help me keep on top of the quilting load with very little success making the job a chore instead of something I love to do.
So I kind of feel bad/guilty that I won't be doing it anymore but feel a sense of freedom also in that I will be able to make some charity quilts from start to finish for a change. Hospice will still by my charity of choice for quilting but will be a lesser scale.
I hope that someone who feels the same about hospice will pick up the job and energize the guild to get quilts done. I really think a new person tackling jobs every couple of years really freshens up ideas etc.
I did receive a couple donations of finished hospice quilts last night and a couple more back from binding so will try and have those pictures to post later.