Issue 95 of the german patchwork guild magazine featured an article about Nancy Friies-Jensen, a danish nurse, who learnt about the heartpillow project for breast cancer patients during a congress in the United States. She brought the idea back home to Denmark and a lot of quilt groups are working on these pillow now.
A danish quilter living in Germany brought that idea into her group and they started to sew the pillows as well. And now it spreads word in the german blogesphere as well.
This post on Heike's blog brought that project back into my mind. I talked about it at my quilt group and we decided to bring some fabric and the pattern to the next group meeting.
While some of us were working on a ravelquilt the other part worked on the heartpillows. We managed to cut, piece and turn 23 heart pillows. Heike is working on a solution to find a sponsor for the polyfil.
Last Tuesday Heike came to pick up the pillows. We had a breakfast with Heike's delicious homemade jam, croissants, chatter, discussing dressmaking pattern, patchwork pattern, how to cast on a moebius scarf. We were very busy. Around noon Heike had to leave for work and I had to pick up my daughter from nursery school.
When I went into the basement to pick up some food for lunch I saw the pillows still lying there.
Heike will come back in October and before she will step in the house I will bring the pillows to her car that they can be filled and brought to the patients.