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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:49

Quilting: An act of caring

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Haywood Community College’s Quilting Workshop day class just finished quilts that will benefit Mountain Projects’ Share the Warmth campaign as well as support U.S. troops stationed in Germany.

“Making a quilt is an act of caring for somebody,” said student Debbie Riker.

When student Rikki Williams’ son underwent brain surgery, a local church gave him a prayer quilt. From this act, Williams’ inspired her entire family to participate in the Wounded Warrior Project. The class will send more than 20 lap quilts to soldiers who are recuperating at a hospital in Germany.

“When this was project was laid on my heart and I shared it with the quilting class, these ladies stepped up to the plate,” Williams said. “The students donated all the fabric.”

During the Share the Warmth concert on Sunday, February 12 at Haywood Community College’s Auditorium, a Confetti Quilt crafted by the class will be given away.

Tickets are available for $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased at the HCC Foundation or the HCC Bookstore. Proceeds from these tickets will go 100 percent to Mountain Projects’ Heating Assistance Program.

828.627.4522.

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