A Stitch in Time: Quilt guild members enjoy charitable gifts

Published 2:23 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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The saying goes, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.”

That certainly is true of members of the Davie Quilt Guild.

They meet at the Davie County Public Library in Mocksville on the third Monday of each month,  1-3 p.m.

And about once every three or  four months, they meet at the library for an all-day sew day.  There’s usually a theme, whether it’s patriotic quilts for veterans, a quilt for the next owners of a Habitat-built house, or pillow cases for a children’s home.

Most of their work is done at home. Granted, most of the members are retired, but that doesn’t mean they are bored.  Along with other activities, these women stand at their cutting tables, or  sit at their sewing machines and turn out these quilts.

Most members say their favorite part of the monthly meeting is Show and Tell. Members bring what they’ve completed the past month, whether it’s a quilt to be donated  for a specific organization, or it’s a quilt for her newest great-grandchild, every quilt gets ooh’s and aah’s.

These women have donated

• 413 quilts for Dragonfly House, Statesville Children’s Home, Baptist Children’s Home and Project Linus;

• 145 quilts for veterans in area assisted living and the Veterans Home in Salisbury;

• 43 blankets for Linus and Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU);

• countless pillowcases for children’s homes and Hospice care;

• 232 adult bibs;

• 70 fidget mats;

• 211 bonding hearts for NICU;

• 152 walker/wheelchair bags for local nursing homes;

• 6 privacy bags;

• 190 holiday placemats for Meals on Wheels for Davie recipients; and

• 3 bed-sized quilts for new home owners through Habitat for Humanity.

Ifinterested in being a part of this group, to contribute to its charitable efforts, or to learn how to quilt, attend a regular scheduled meeting. Contact  Donna Hare at harefarms21@gmail.com or Diana Bromley at bbromley@ysftrl.net for more information.