Community Quilts

QUILTERS COME TOGETHER TO HELP CHILDREN IN CRISIS

When: 4th Monday of the Month, Noon to 5pm
Where: McFarlin Church, 2nd Floor

The fourth Monday of almost every month will find the women of The Norman Area Quilters Guild coming together to participate in a modern version of the quilting bee. They meet to make quilts and share time with friends. The difference is that the quilts they make are not for themselves but to meet the needs of the children of this community.

Their quilts are destined for children served by The Mary Abbott House, The Center for Children and Families, Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center and the McClain County Sheriff's Department, all organizations that serve children in crisis. Last year, these quilters distributed 188 quilts, and are inviting others interested in participating to join them in their efforts.

The guild’s Community Quilt Group quilts together from noon to 5 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month in room 226 at McFarlin Methodist Church, 419 South University Blvd. The guild provides all the fabric and batting for the quilts, and the participating quilters bring their own sewing machines, thread and notions. Participants do not need to be guild members, or even experienced quilters to help out. There are plenty of ways for the less experienced to participate, such as cutting fabric, pressing, pinning quilts together, or sewing on labels or binding.

It’s all about the fellowship we enjoy; we talk and trade stories and laugh. There really is an atmosphere of the old-fashioned quilting bee about our group. It’s a wonderful way to make new friends and help the children in need while we do what we all love to do.

Quilters of all skill levels and ages are welcomed. Even quilters who cannot join the group at the monthly meetings are able to participate. The group prepares fabric and quilt kits for those who want to work from home.

For more information about the Community Quilt Group contact Celeste Stonecipher at 579-8983,  or visit the group at work.