QUILTERS MEET

QUILTERS MEET—From left, Robyn Manley of Project Linus; Susan Hofstetter of Soo-Nipi Quilters Guild; Diane Edwards of the TLC Family Resource Center, and Amanda Mace of Turning Points Network.

NEWPORT — The Soo-Nipi Quilters Guild, which meets at South Congregational Church in Newport at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month, celebrated its annual Comfort Quilt Day on Oct. 17th by donating 50 beautiful handmade quilts and 18 hand crocheted afghans to three local organizations.

They included Project Linus Southwest New Hampshjire Chapter serving much of New Hampshire and some locations in Vermont; TLC Family Resource Center located in Claremont; and Turning Points Network with offices in Newport and Claremont.

Representatives from each of the organizations attended the meeting and described how the quilts and blankets are distributed to new parents and caregivers, as well as children, youth and adults who may be entering the hospital, recovering from abuse or violence or just in need of an anonymous expression of warmth and love.

The Soo-Nipi Quilters Guild also makes Quilts of Valor, which are awarded to U.S. military service members and veterans who have been touched by war.

The Guild was organized in 1983 with a membership of 10 people and has met continuously since then, growing to a membership of more than 75 people.

The mission of the Soo-Nipi Quilters Guild is to encourage and develop the art of quilting. The Soo-Nipi Quilters Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at the South Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone interested in quilting may attend a monthly meeting as a guest.

For more information, please contact the Guild at soonipiquiltersguild@gmail.com

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