Tonight's meeting was held at the Cheyenne Building so we could donate quilts made for the Hospitality House. Hospitality House representatives, Kim Maes and Monica Mathis had the cafeteria staff at Methodist Medical Center prepare a wonderful meal for us. Our Guild donated 31 beautiful quilts to the Hospitality House! Narda opened the meeting by expressing her heartfelt "thank yous" to all who were able to donate this year and talked about the pride she feels by belonging to such a giving group of quilters and friends.
The Hospitality House has opened a third house and now has 12 fully furnished apartments. They provide food and other non-perishable goods to individuals who have to travel from rural areas to receive treatments for various illnesses. Many come alone with no caregivers, no cars, etc. and become totally dependent on the Hospitality House for care and support during this difficult time. Some stories of quilt recipients were shared with us to give us an idea of how meaningful it is to the individuals who receive one of our quilts. These individuals are often brought to tears because they are so overwhelmed by the gift of a quilt.
Tonight, we had 37 people in attendance (including Kim & Monica). Allison Darken explained about the categories for voting on the quilts and the following quilters won:
Quilt that best followed the theme "Let the Sunshine In" - Darlene Roby
Quilt I would like to take home - Patty Ashworth
Quilt that makes you smile - Allison Darken
Here are all of the quilts that were donated:
And a shot of the our members in attendance along with Kim and Monica:
Thank you Allison for heading up this project for the Hospitality House for 2018! Great job!