The Maye River Quilters have been busy this year making clothing covers, pillowcases, fidget quilts and “At Ease” quilts for local nursing facilities.
The club members made and distributed more than 128 pillowcases, 97 clothing covers, and 32 fidget quilts to the Pines nursing facility, the Vineyard Memory Care Unit, and Caris Hospice.
They also have made four At Ease quilts for Caris Hospice, with two more are in progress. The At Ease program at Caris Hospice presents the quilts to veterans who are in hospice care in recognition of their dedication and service.
One was delivered to a 102-year-old gentleman who was in the Army Air Corp (now the Air Force). He was so pleased to have it and keeps it on the end of his bed. He told his daughter he loves it because it keeps his feet warm at night.
The Maye River Quilters are so pleased to have made a difference for him and all the residents who received their projects. “This is why we quilt,” they said.