News Flash….Spring is just around the corner and it will eventually stop snowing. In the meantime, keep those sewing machines humming along. We love seeing all those amazing quilts that you all are making. Here is the news from your Comfort Quilt committee.
Belknap County Nursing Home In January 2020, 13 Comfort Quilts were delivered to the Belknap County Nursing Home. Comfort quilts are matched to each resident by size and color. The nursing home has requested that 30% be lap quilts and the rest bed sized quilts. The sizes requested are as follows:
Lap Quilt: 40 x 50
Small Bed Quilt: 48 x 60
Large Bed Quilt: 52 x 72
Currently, we have 27 completed bed sized Comfort Quilts on hand, ready for distribution. The next big push will be for Lap Quilts. Big thanks to everyone who is making these deliveries a reality. The recipients are really enjoying these quilts.
Laconia Senior Center (Meals on Wheels) In February, 100 placemats were delivered to the Senior Center. This completes the 250 placemats that we committed to last fall. Going forward, the expectation is that 15-20 placemats will be delivered each month. The director of the Senior Center mentioned that the placemat recipients are very happy with this 'special gift.' Thanks for your support.
Spaulding Quilts: There are currently four quilt requests waiting for a Quilt Angel to adopt: See a member of Comfort Quilt Committee at the March meetings for details. At the March meeting we will have several Spaulding generic quilt kits to choose from, as well as kits for quilts that will be for our other donation venues. We will also be selling fabric to members. The proceeds from this sale goes to buy focus fabric for the quilts made for Spaulding youth. Stop by the CQ table and see what we have to offer.
Finally, April 29th we are planning a 5th Wednesday sewing event. We will be focusing on making those lap sized quilts that Michele needs for the nursing home. There will be precut kits available for those participants who sign up by April 15th. All are welcome and there will be kits with fabric and patterns available for those who sign up after the 15th.
The sewing event will take place at the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community. We start at 10 AM and have the room until 3 PM. We do lunch together at the cafeteria. Come join the fun.
The Comfort Quilt Committee
Diane Orlowski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ginny Canning: email@example.com
Karen Ottesen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Slock: email@example.com