Friday, September 25, 2009

Community Service projects

I am a member of our local Quilters' Guild, and enjoy attending the monthly meetings. Each month we have a different agenda... sometimes making hand-stitched squares for a quilt, sometimes we have a guest presenter demonstrating or talking about a technique. All through the year, we have community service projects we work on: quilts, pillow cases, walker pouches, back packs... the kits are made up and we sign them out to sew and return. Last night, we had presentations made to three organizations in the community that we support: a convalescent hospital, a women's shelter, and the pediatric intensive care unit of our hospital.
These are some of the quilts and pillow cases waiting to be presented.
Marcia Sweet is presenting a bundle of walker pouches to the representative of the convalescent hospital. Patients with walkers will be able to carry items in the pouches that are attached to their walkers.
Two of the nurses from the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) display one of the children's quilts they are receiving.
It is incredibly heart-warming to see the culmination of a year's worth of work on the part of our group going to fill the needs of our community. Another member also talked about working with several others to create quilts for every bed in our local homeless shelter. She will be able to present 34 quilts next month as a result of their efforts. What a great group!

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