Members of Seymour Quilters Guild make and donate quilts to a variety of organizations and people in need throughout the year.
First 2018 Project: 30″ X 36″ wheelchair quilts:
42 made by members between March and June!
Many people find themselves confined to a wheelchair and in care. This life-altering event can be incredibly difficult for both them and their families. We hope our quilts will bring some small measure of comfort and warmth to those who receive them.
We have already donated six wheelchair quilts to Evergreen House and 12 to Cedarview Lodge at our Have Quilts, Will Travel. We will be donating more of these little quilts at our visit to Amica in October, and other such visits thereafter. These facilities are all on the North Shore. Read more about this wheelchair quilt project.
As a token of appreciation to all who delivered a completed wheelchair quilt, a draw (one entry per quilt) was held at our luncheon on June 20th and three members won prizes. If you haven’t yet finished your wheelchair quilt, feel free to bring it to a Fall meeting.
After the summer break, we’ll be announcing two fun new projects, and a Community Quilts day.
Other Quilt sizes for Donation
Although our first project this year is for wheelchair quilts, there is also often a need for twin-sized quilts. If you wish to make a quilt for donation, and are willing to go a little bigger, feel free to make something you are inspired to create.
Look out for a Community Quilt table at our monthly meetings. Ideas and suggestions are welcome! Please call or email me, Penny N, with regards Community Quilts.
“Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love.”