Quilting guild donates to Eagle Village.

August 13, 2016
Donna Reeds, left, and Karen Petersen

Donna Reeds, left, and Karen Petersen

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By Becky Alway, staff writer
SCOTTVILLE — The Country Quilters guild is donating over 60 quilts to Eagle Village, a residential foster care and rehabilitation facility in Hersey, Oceaola County.

Adrianna Mallett of Big Rapids has been the driving force of matching children with quilts for 12.years. She will be at the Scottville United Methodist Church service on Sunday, August 14 at 10 a.m.  to receive the quilts which are displayed in the sanctuary. She will also share her story with the congregation. Several of the quilters in the guild are members of this church.

The Country Quilters has a membership of almost 50 quilters from Mason and Oceana counties. They meet the first Monday of each month at the Scottville Area Senior Center at 6:30 p.m.. This group enjoys the art of quilting, the sharing of new ideas and techniques, showing special quilts each month as they are finished, and donating many of quilts that are made. Its focus is education and charity.

IMG_8609The guild has provided quilts for groups such as Habitat for Humanity, COVE, Cancer for Kids, Mason County Historical Society, Hospice, and Relay for Life to use as raffle or auction items to raise funds for their projects.  The guild also donates quilts to  Spectrum Health Volunteers, Ludrock,  Victory Early Childhood  and other groups who use the quilts as part of their services.  Sandy’s Quilting Friends work closely with the Country Quilters guild to provide quilts for Red Cross, local fire departments.

During the year, members of the guild create quilts that can be used by the young people at Eagle Village. The labels that are attached to each quilt read:  “You are warmed by God’s love.”  

IMG_4594“Many of our quilts begin with a block pattern that Donna Reeds brings to the group,” said Karen Petersen of Riverton Township. “During the month, everyone in the guild creates a quilt block from the pattern. Quilters of the Country Quilters Guild use their own fabrics generally and the quilters that are from the group Sandy’s Quilting Friends use cotton quilting material that has been donated to the guild and is stored at the Scottville Area Senior Center. Country Quilters fund many of our projects through dues, donations, and the quilt raffle that we hold each September during the Scottville Harvest Festival.”

This year the guilt is selling tickets for a Grand Guild Quilt which is a row by row pattern 92-inches by 92 inches, The Spectacular Guild Quilt, which is a blue and white quilt 82 inches by 92 inches and  a Fabulous Table Runner.  Tickets are being sold by guild members and will be available at the Scottville Area Senior Center during the Harvest Festival.  Tickets are $ each or six for $5 and the drawing will be held September 17 between 3 and 4 p.m.  You need not be present to win.

 

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