On Feb. 20, the Quilter’s Guild of Parker County extended the time for their meeting, starting at 1 p.m. rather than 6:30 p.m., finishing up about 8:30 p.m. The Guild sets aside at least one meeting per year for an all-Guild “Comfort Quilt Bee” or “Workday.” The focus for this meeting was to quilt quilts for the Comfort Quilt Program of the Guild. This program provides a queen-size quilt to each Habitat homeowner and at least a twin quilt each of their dependents, lap quilts to various nursing homes for wheelchair bound residents, baby quilts to various children’s organizations such as Grace House, baby to twin size quilts to the Rainbow Room, and twin quilts for the Pythian Home and A Place for Grace.
Guild members and visitors began to arrive around 12:45 p.m. and set to work quilting and binding quilts as well as catching up with friends, old and new. Many participants quilted quilts; some prepared quilt tops, batting and backing for quilting; others trimmed the completed quilts and/or bound them. During the afternoon, demonstrations regarding different quilting or binding techniques were presented as well as one on one direction and assistance. Approximately 25-30 quilts of various sizes were worked on and completed. Myra Hall and Cynda Ewing prepared a soup and salad supper for the workers.
The Quilter’s Guild of Parker County is a 501(c)3 organization with strong desire to give back to the community. The quilts finished during this work day will be distributed through out Weatherford and the surrounding area. In the past quilts from QFPC have also been sent to victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, surviving residents of the West Nursing home, Homes for our Troops, Quilts of Valor as well as police and some fire stations.
The Quilter’s Guild of Parker County meets every third Thursday. For more information call 817-771-4325, or visit www.quiltersguildofparkercounty.org