250 Symbols of Care and Love to Children in Need
By Denise Whitfeldt
Maggie Wood and I belong to a quilting guild called Quilters' Quorum. On September 21st we had our annual sew in meeting for Project Linus. Over 30 quilts were turned in at the start of the meeting and our representative to Project Linus informed us our guild has turned in 250 quilts so far this year.
Our guild members have been donating their creations to Project Linus for as long as I have been a member, and even before I joined. The mission of Project Linus is to “provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteers.” Our donations go to the Lewis County chapter of Project Linus to be distributed.
We had about 20 members at our annual event working on all aspects of creating more lovely creations to go to these children in need. It was an amazing time of camaraderie with so many working to support this worthy cause.