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Quilt Batts continue annual service project

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pictured at the Quilt Batts stocking workshop are,left to right, Juanita Hempel, Pam Cronin, Opal Rupp, Betty Resch, Karen DeSotel and Marie Oman. Also participating in the annual service project, but not pictured, were Jamie Renken, Annette Kirchner, Donna Hayes and Lori LaFave. Photo contributed
Recently several members of the Cherokee Quilt Batts met in the basement of St. Paul's United Methodist Church for what has become an annual service project for the group, sewing Christmas stockings for servicemen.

This is the fourth year the Cherokee Quilt Guild has participated in this worth- while project. The stockings are constructed here in Cherokee, and then sent on to Project Santa Claus in Michigan, where they are filled with toiletry items, socks, etc. donated by corporate sponsors to be shipped to American servicemen and women who are serving overseas.

The stockings are made from Christmas and patriotic fabrics donated by club members, as well as others from the community. This year, the Quilt Batts received some extra help for their project from the members of The Neighborhood Quilters from Correctionville. This group donated 44 completed stockings to help get the project off to a good start. With everyone's combined efforts, the Quilt Batts were able to ship over 200 completed stockings to be filled in Michigan.

If you would like to join the efforts of the Quilt Batts, they meet on the third Tuesday of each month in the basement of St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome, The next meeting will be held on Sept. 21.

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