On October 18th we had a “Sew Day” at the Ranch. I would like to thank Susan Rowland and Sonja Richardson for attending. The three of us managed to sandwich quite a few quilts. I would also like to thank my husband, Robert Sawyer, for helping me all these years setting up for “Sew Day” and coming back this time to help me load the van. Please wish Cathy Parker a speedy recovery from her broken wrist; I know she wanted to attend Sew Day as well
So far this year we have given 47 quilts to Child Safe, 53 to Foster Care and 17 to Project Linus.
Our next “Sew Day” is scheduled for January 10th. Please put this date on your calendar and plan to attend.
The Community Service Committee coordinates the making and distributing of quilts for those local organizations and individuals in need. At least two times a year, LNCQ members get together to put together kits for members to assemble, and prepare quilts for longarm quilters to quilt. Other members then bind and finish the quilts. Once completed the quilts are distributed where needed.
Fabric and sometimes batting is donated by fabric stores, members or families of prior members. Members are also encouraged to donate their completed quilting class projects that they don’t want and orphan (extra) blocks. These make a great start for the community service quilts.
Child Safe has over 350 children pass through their facility each year. The majority of these children are five to thirteen years of age. The therapists, with Child Safe, say that when a child receives a quilt, they immediately wrap themselves in it. Kinship/Foster Care place approximately a dozen children each month. That equals 144 children per year. LNCQ would love to have every one of these children receive a quilt. Honor Flight sends approximately 125 Veterans twice a year to Washington DC. LNCQ contributes as many quilts as possible to cover these veterans. Large quilts are donated to Crossroads Safehouse for abused women.