The 11th annual “Have A Heart Quilting Bee” will be held at the Youth & Ag Center at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Lancaster Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The snow date will be Sunday, Feb. 24.
The Oak Hillclimbers, Stitzer Go-Getters 4-H Club, and Grant County 4-H Home Environment Committee are sponsoring the 2013 Quilting Bee. Quilters work together like an old-fashioned quilting bee, making not quilts, but small size blankets.
The smaller blankets are made with two layers of warm fabric with warm backing in-between. The edges are sewn by machine and then tied with yarn. The process is a faster and easier way to get a large number of quilts done in one day.
The sponsoring organizations are inviting the public to join them in making infant and toddler blankets to donate to needy families in Grant County.
Last year, thanks to the many individuals and organizations that participated, the quilting bee was able to make approximately 100 infant and toddler quilts distributed to various agencies and organizations that provide services to those in need in Grant County.
There will be a potluck lunch at noon.
To make a financial donation or for more information, contact Mary Wackershauser, 943-6009, or Grant County Extension Office, 723-7125.