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Quilts of Comfort auction raised over $50,000!

September 8, 2014

Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah auctioned quilts to raise funds for patients in need of assistance. This auction was so successful that they are held another on April 12, 2014. Check out this page to see the quilts, http://www.augustahealth.com/quilts-of-comfort/2013-quilts.

P. Buckley Moss Original panel quilted by Brenda Dahl and Ellen Bloomberg. Proceeds for this quilt were shared equally with the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education.

Passage Quilting

August 4, 2014

Learn about making quilts for loved ones that have passed at this website:

http://www.passagequilts.com/process.html

Powerful Quilt Project Honors Victims in Detroit

May 9, 2014

A quilt from the Remember Me Quilt Project

 

Watch this video to learn about a moving quilt project that honors the victims of unsolved murders in Detroit.

You can help by going to their website: http://www.remembermequiltproject.org/participate/

Quilting Helps Keep Your Brain Sharp

May 5, 2014

Quilting, which requires measuring and calculating, also helped improve participants’ memory.

Most quilters know how much brain power is used while quilting. Now there’s a study to prove it.

http://www.npr.org/2014/05/05/309006780/learning-a-new-skill-works-best-to-keep-your-brain-sharp

 

101 year old woman auctions off final quilt

September 26, 2013

Frances Stauffer began making quilts for the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale when it began in 1946. Her last charity quilt will be auctioned off on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Elkhart, IN.

Click on the image below to see an interview.

 

Frances Stauffer

Quilts open dialog for sexually abused teens

August 13, 2013

Enid Figueroa works on a new quilt. Her daughter suggested making the donation to the girls at the Northwest Treatment Associates. (Palatine Park District, Handout)

The Palatine Park District quilt group donated quilts to 6 girls at Northwest Treatment Associates. Not only were the quilts pretty bed covers, but they were used to prompt meaningful discussions. One talk emphasized the fact that each quilt is unique and beautiful, just like each of the girls. Other conversations were about ways the girls can nurture and comfort themselves and how there are people who do bad things, but also people who are good and caring.

For the full story, click here.

Clinton County quilting group donates to Sheriff’s Office

June 3, 2013

How cool is this? I was reading through my rss feeds and found a group of ladies that I know who donated quilts to their local sheriff’s office.  Click on the image for the full story.

The Clinton Piecemakers quilt group recently donated 22 children’s quilts to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. The quilts are to be given to children deputies encounter in stressful or traumatic situations. Pictured with the quilts are (from left) Undersheriff Larry Jerue, Bev Wilkinson, Arline Minsky, Phyllis Slagell, Jan Koenigsknecht, Maggie Dara and Sheriff Wayne Kangas. / Sue Lounds | LCN

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