Napanee Heritage Quilters' Guild
Farmhouse Community Quilters
A Typical Day at the Farmhouse Community Quilters
We are very productive, and all our monthly work days are a lot of fun. Everybody is so enthusiastic, picking through what we have of fabrics and donated "orphan blocks", and it is amazing how nice all the quilts get to be. We get together at 10 am and work through the morning, then always have a wonderful pot luck lunch with lots of food and even more laughter. In the afternoon the work continues, and most people take home a project or two to work on at home untill the next time. Everybody is welcome to join us. No expertise needed, just willingness to come and participate. Some people prefer to bring their own sewing machines, but there are 4 machines here all the time, and anybody can use them. Recently we have also started putting together kits of quilt tops for the members that don't have the opportunity to come out on our work days. The kits are taken to our Heritage meetings, and we have lots of willing members taking them home and returning finished quilt tops. Others are taking home quilts to attach and finish the binding.
Beginning in the Fall of 2009, The Farmhouse Community Quilters began the first quilting day. We started with 5 quilters. Some of our quilt days we now have up to 14 quilters.
Our Donations to the Community
In the 5 years since our group started, we have donated approximately 100 quilts a year to various charities.
Some of the recipeints are:
- John M. Parrot Home for the aged
- The Foster Parents
- Friendly Manor Nursing Home
- Village Green Nursing Home
- Napanee and Stone Mills Fire Departments
- Canadian Aid for Chernobyl
- Addictions and Mental Health Napanee
- L&A Interval House
- KFLA Heath Unit
- Napanee and Area Community Health Centre
- Loyalist Retirement Home, Wilton
- Oklahoma Tornado Victims
- Morning Star Mission, Napanee
- Napanee Salvation Army
- L&A County General Hospital Gift Shop
We have also delivered quilts to victims of fire, illness and other traumas upon request.
Other charities have received quilts for raffles for their fundraising.
We consider all requests for donations, both personal and for fundraising raffles.
When We Meet
We get together once a month, usually the Tuesday after our monthly meeting, at 10am to work on quilts for various charities.
Where We Meet
93 Kirk Road Enterprise (Stone Mills on GPS)
If you would like more information or would like to join us please contact us.
Heritage Quilter's Guild
PO Box 35
Napanee ON K7R 3L2
Brynhild Hansen - "A Viking Quilter"and an active Guild Member
Check out the article on Brynhild in the April-May 2012 edition of the Scoop