December 9, 2010 at 2:26 p.m.

Quilters donate to The Refuge and others

Quilters donate to The Refuge and others
Quilters donate to The Refuge and others

Members of the Memorial Quilters club donated $500 to The Refuge. The 60-some club members raise funds through various activities and through the club's quilt show, held every other year at Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake.

Vicki McNally, club member, said the group distributes four $500 grants annually. Along with supporting The Refuge; the quilters have contributed to Northwoods Humane Society, helped cover costs for special chairs in Fairview's oncology department, given to food pantries, medical scholarships, the local Youth Service Bureau and pieced items for Quilts of Valor.

Memorial Quilters members also make place mats for Meals on Wheels, and contributes to the Angel Baby program that provides blankets, hats and clothing for babies who are angels at-birth. Club members get together once a month and make quilts given to victims of natural disasters, or presented to people undergoing dialysis. The club makes lap robes that go to veterans hospital patients and the Quilts of Valor items go to wounded troops.

The club makes and donates quilts for raffles that help support Relay for Life, Life Care Center, hospital fundraisers, and many other worthy causes. The club also supplies Fairview Medical Center with "burp cloths" for use by new moms.

Brooke accepted the donation for The Refuge; standing next to her are volunteers Keith and Judy Ufford and McNally is presenting the donation.


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