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Lap Quilts for Hospice

Each year, members are encouraged to make a lap quilt which the guild will donate to a charitable organization.  Over the years dozens of quilts have been donated to residents of Calais Methodist Homes and since 2012 to Charlotte and Washington counties' Hospice organizations.   

We organize a workshop the first Saturday in January dedicated to teaching members a new lap quilt pattern and encouraging them to donate this quilt to Hospice.  A few free patterns for several previous lap quilts are included on the Lessons, Patterns, and More page.  If members would rather donate another quilt of their own choosing, they are gratefully accepted.  The size of lap quilts should be no smaller than 54" x 65".  Our organization pays for the batting and machine quilting for each quilt.  Members supply the tops and backing.

For photos of Hospice lap quilt workshops, click the following links:  2013 Floral Half Log Cabin, 2014 Briar Rose, 2015 Yellow Brick Road, 2016 Passamaquoddy Trails, 2017 Strip Quilts, 2018 Preppy, 2019 Easy Street and Turning Twenty

Members donate quilts to Hospice

At the June and July Business Meetings, 2015, of St. Croix Int'l. Quilters, Lap Quilts committee member, Wanda Pollock  presented Charlotte County Hospice Coordinator, Kathy Jackson, and Down East Hospice volunteer Linda Gralinski, with large collections of lap quilts made by members especially for Hospice clients. 

Quilters Present Lap Quilts to NB and ME Hospice Groups

Kathy Jackson, Wanda Pollock, Pam McGarrigle, Peggy Brownlee and Barbara Barnett

Lap Quilts Donated to Hospice Groups

(l to r) Bonnie Hunter, Kathy Jackson, Barbara Barnett, and Mary Louise Peters

Our first presentation to Hospice:  During our October 2012 business meeting, President Bonnie Hunter and First Vice President Mary Louise Peters presented lap quilts on behalf of members of St. Croix International Quilters
to Kathy Jackson from Hospice of Charlotte (NB) and Barbara Barnett of Down East Hospice (ME).
Other lap quilts will be made and donated by other members throughout 2013.

For more information about the Lap Quilts Project, contact coordinators: Peggy Brownlee or Wanda Pollock.