The 14th annual “Have A Heart Quilting Bee” will be held in the Grant County Fairgrounds Youth & Ag Center Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year’s event is being organized by the Oak Hill Climbers, 4-H groups, UW–Extension, and the 4-H Association Home Environment Committee.
The event will bring members of the Grant County community together to make infant and toddler quilts/blankets to donate to families in need in Grant County. There will be a potluck at noon.
The event is free and open to the public. If the weather is bad, the quilting bee will be held Sunday, Feb. 21.
Set-up will be Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Last year, thanks to the many individuals and organizations that participated, the quilting bee made 75 to 100 infant and toddler quilts and blankets that were distributed to various agencies and organizations in Grant County. All of the quilts will remain in Grant County for distribution to area hospitals, county agencies, and community service organizations that provide services to those in need in the Grant County community.
Organizers are inviting church groups, school children, other 4-H members and leaders, teachers, civic organizations, individuals and businesses to participate in this event. People are needed to participate in quilting/tying baby blankets (no experience necessary), and experienced quilters are needed to oversee production. Stations will be set up to pin, turn the quilt, sew (bring a sewing machine), match fabric, iron, tie a quilt. Participants may bring scissors, extension cords, etc., but make sure to mark them.
Participants are needed for the day or a few hours. Bring a dish & join us for the potluck noon lunch. Invite friends to join you.
Organizers are also looking for monetary donations that will be used for any supplies needed for the Quilting Bee. Large plain colored sheets (can be flannel) and large plain color material are needed at this time; these work well for the backs of the quilts. Donations should be left at the Youth & Ag Building, Lancaster, or brought to the bee.
To make a donation or for more information, contact Ellen Conley firstname.lastname@example.org, 822-3098.