Scholarship Donation News
In May, the BMQG donated $2000 to the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation. We increased our usual donation amount from $1000.
Three recipients were selected this year from the list of applicants. Brenton Clarke, from Laconia High School, a Junior attending SCAD in Savannah, Ga, was awarded $1000 for his studies in Accessory Design. Alexa McNamara, from Gilford High School, a Freshman at Hampshire College, was awarded $500 toward her studies in Art/Writing. Emily Wernig, also from Gilford High School, a Senior at UNH, was awarded $500 towards her studies in Fine Arts.
Thanks for working so hard at our fund raisers to assist these students in their pursuit of an Art education.
BMQG Receives Prestigious Award - November 2016
In 1978 when the BMQG was founded by 22 like-minded quilters one of the goals of the guild was and still remains to this day, charitable contributions to the surrounding communities.
Over the years well over a dozen charities have received funds and quilts from the guild and its members, which allow us to continue to achieve our goal.
In the recent past an opportunity was brought to the guild by Shirley Mento, a long time guild member & active voice in the community.
Shirley had worked with the Spaulding Youth Center for a number of years in various roles. She had come to know that Spaulding had a need for quilts. At that point guild member Diane Orlowski, head of comfort quilts, took the ball and ran.
Information was gathered from the Spaulding students as to favorite colors and themes. Then guild members were asked to “adopt“ a student and make that child a very special quilt. As always, you the members embraced this endeavor and created many wonderful quilts that the students would own and take with them as they moved on in life. This forged another beautiful partnership for the guild.
On November 15th 2016 a group of guild members were invited to and attended the Spaulding Youth Center’s Thanksgiving meal. At the gathering the Spaulding Youth Center presented the guild with a huge honor.
THE ARTHUR H. NIGHSWANDER COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD
In recognition of your ongoing support and assistance over the years that has provided the children at Spaulding Youth Center the opportunity to heal, learn, and grow in a safe and protected environment. We value and greatly appreciate our partnership.
The guild will proudly display this prestigious award knowing that it is because of all of you, the members of the guild, and your efforts that made it possible. Job well done!