Comfort Quilts Exciting News!!
Through the work of Shirley Mento and her son Anthony (the architect), we will now be providing larger quilts to women who complete the 3-month drug rehab program at the new facility which is part of the jail in Laconia. There are 12 beds in the facility. I will be going through the 78 quilts that I now have on hand and pulling out appropriate size quilts (at least 60x72) to use for this purpose.
We are approaching the end of the Comfort Quilt Cycle. I would like all quilts that are to be delivered December 7th by November 30, 2017. The Disappearing Hourglass tops that were started at the August 31 event are starting to come back to me. These will be going to volunteer long-arm quilters this week.
Again, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you. The number of quilts that this guild has donated this year will top 100. Your support makes this job very rewarding for me. THANK YOU!! Diane Orlowski
The Comfort Quilt Program provides many opportunities for BMQG members to give back to our communities. Members make small to medium size quilts that are distributed to different agencies which serve children and families in need.
The Spaulding Youth Center Project, started in January of 2016, provides each residential student (56 beds) with a twin-bed size quilt specific to that child’s color preferences and interests. Our quilters have created delightful, one-of-a-kind quilts for each youth as well as a lot of smiles.
Each year we organize work sessions either to sew quilt tops from kits provided by the committee or to cut fabric to make more kits. These kits are also available at each of our BMQG meetings.
This year we also offered three classes to teach members simple ways to quilt the small quilts easily. These classes increased the number of completed quilts turned in!
If you have any questions regarding our Comfort Quilt Program, please contact our Comfort Quilt Program Chair, Diane Orlowski.