For many years, North Parish Quilters have created quilts for our chosen charity, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT. The camp, founded by Paul Newman, is for very ill children from age seven to fifteen. The camp provides an outdoor camp experience (with lots of medical support) for kids who otherwise would not be able to attend a camp.
We are happy that we have been able to give so many bright and cheerful quilts for these kids; and they get to keep them! On average the members of NPQ have created over 60 quilts and even more pillowcases each year. After displaying many of them at the June “show and tell,” Marcia has loaded them all into her car and driven them to the camp. The staff there are very grateful!
We coordinators choose a charity block each year for our members to make and donate, and then we combine them into tops or kits. Each month we try to provide some “kits” which include cut fabric for members to sew into blocks, or blocks to sew into rows, or borders/ binding to be added, etc. Also we solicit strips of fabric (8″ x WOF) in cheery prints to be used for tops or backs. Usually we also buy some batting (funded by NPQ) which can be used for Hole in the Wall quilts. Our guideline is approximately 60″ x 70″ for quilts. We have a pattern for pillowcases.
Please come see us and please pick up something to do! The kids thank you.
Coordinator: Jean Osborn
Please visit http://www.holeinthewallgang.org for more information about The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp.