Friday Quilters sew for charity and hold quilt show

Ann Richards

The SaddleBrooke Quilting Club has been hard at work this year making quilts of all sizes and placemats for the Oracle Pregnancy Center, Hayden Senior Center and CASA. We have spent over $2000 on fabric and batting to construct these projects. The club meets weekly but once a month we hold a day-long sewing session to jump-start the current service project. You can imagine how many hours of sewing the 80 members of the club give each year to charity.

Our money comes from our bi-annual quilt show which was held this year on March 20. This free-admission show raised over $6000 through selling raffle tickets for two wonderful quilts donated by Teri Caplener, Barb Turner and Ellie Canaan (quilted by Lynn Simon) and by offering a boutique of member-made and donated items for sale.

At the show, attendees voted on which quilt they liked best. This year Doreen Diaz won first place for her red and black quilt based on the pattern Fire Island Hosta Queen by Judy and Bradley Niemeyer. Second place was awarded to Kelly Rospond for her Baltimore Album Christmas quilt. These two ladies are just two representatives of the high-level of talent in the Friday Quilt Club.

Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts by coming to our show and buying raffle tickets or items from the boutique.