It has become an annual tradition to see members of the Parker County Quilter’s Guild delivering quilts to Weatherford Police Department. The group stopped by on Dec. 5 with a stack of “beautiful, handmade quilts” to be placed in patrol cars and utilized to comfort victims who have suffered a traumatic event or crisis situation.
The Guild’s brochure states, “A handmade quilt is an expression of love and caring in the form of a security blanket offered in a time of need in a person’s life.” Guild members work individually and as a group through the Comfort Quilt Program to provide quilts to many service organizations such as battered women’s shelters, nursing home residents, children’s organizations, Habitat for Humanity, Homes for our Troops, Manna, Center of Hope, etc.
“These magnificent quilts will help to provide comfort and warmth to victims as well as to those who may be stranded on the side of the road due to car problems or an accident,” Weatherford Police Chief Mike Manning said. “We are so very fortunate to have such caring people in our community. We sincerely appreciate the time and effort the Quilter’s Guild has put into making the quilts for us.”