To carry out
Mission #1 and #2, we hold a Children's Quilt Block Contest
named in honor of founder Edith Chamberlain, in which young
people from nursery school to high school learn to
make blocks which may be used for quilts. We donate
quilting books and magazine subscriptions to the local
libraries, to increase the resources for burgeoning
quilters. For our own skill advancement, we have
classes and workshops taught by our more experienced members
or sometimes by traveling teachers. We take day-trips
by bus to quilt shows or special stores, where we can be
inspired, awed, and "augment our textile collections."
is where we really invest our hearts and
souls: In 1986, we first started making
quilts for David's House (a low-cost temporary residence for
the families of critically ill children being treated at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital.) We provide quilts for
each child to take home as their own, and we also make bed
quilts for the families' rooms at David's House.
Currently, our productivity for this project alone is
between 160 and 200 quilts and pillows.
home, our "comfort quilts" go out to local families who have
suffered a fire, accidents or serious illness, and "cruiser
quilts" are carried by the local police and fire departments
to give to children and some adults who have experienced
some type of trauma. Working in conjunction with our
sister guild in Moultonboro, we help provide patriotic bed
quilts for the hospitalized veterans at the V.A. Hospital in
We also make
quilts for the Child Advocacy Center. These quilts are
for children of abuse.
needs help, our response is a quilt! On an ad hoc
basis, such comforters have been made for people all over
the country: hurricane victims, our American wounded
soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and flood
victims. As they say, "A person under a quilt is
covered with love."