Comfort Blankets

 September 2016 marked the beginning of our fifth year of our Comfort Blanket Program.  During the guild year, 2015-2016 we distributed 323 blankets; making a total of 1232* since September 2012.  The 'blankets' can be quilts, crocheted or knitted blankets or fleece.  They must be newly crafted.

 

*total of 1307 donated by our November 2016 Guild meeting

 

We delivered quilts to The STEPS program (Students Taking an Effective Path to Success) for transitioning foster care students entering the The College of St. Joseph. The blankets were beautifully made, and much gratitude goes to those who took the time in a busy summer schedule to make a quilt worthy of any student entering college this fall, and to bring a feeling of comfort to them and warmth to their dorm rooms.

 

Many blankets that come to us are soft, beautifully made afghans. We could not have this community service without these donations.

 

Members are encouraged to contact Kathy if "a blanket is needed somewhere."

 

Comfort blankets for the STEPS program (first 2 on left) .on the right is a Quilt Guild Meeting Comfort Blanket table. Furthest 2 on the right are from the Star Wars Challenge where every quilt went to Comfort Blankets.