The leaves are down and snowy, cold days perfect for making quilts are soon upon us! Thanks to all of you who joined us at the Taylor Community Facility this past Wednesday to make placemats for Meals on Wheels. There were 14 of us and most were able to complete 2 placemats during the day. We even had a brand-new member (since the show) join us!! Winnie Corliss put us to shame with her Thanksgiving themed oval placemats. We all had a chance to get to know her and welcome her to guild activities. We appreciate all of your efforts to make our place-mat donation a resounding success. I am told that we have close to 125 completed already which is half of what was requested for the year!!
Thinking ahead for 2020, there will be five 5th Wednesday Sit & Sew workshops. (Jan - Apr- July- Sept and Dec.) Comfort Quilts will plan a sewing activity for each of those months which will be fun for our members to participate and assist us in meeting our goals to complete quilts and placemats for our community partners.
The committee plans to make its first delivery of quilts to the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia on Tuesday, November 5th. We will be delivering 12 Bed Quilts and 4 Lap Quilts that will be matched to resident needs. These beautiful quilts were made by guild members during the past year and are sure to bring many smiles to the recipients. The sizes range from 48 x 60 to 52 x 72, give or take a few inches. Thanks for your time and effort; this wouldn't happen without you.
We did receive a call from the Interlakes Children’s Christmas Fund requesting quilts for their Christmas baskets. We will be donating about 25 small quilts to them to distribute to needy children and families.