Tuesday, January 17, 2017

With Joyful Hearts

Many thanks to the 15 volunteers who joined us yesterday at the annual MLK Day community service quilt-a-thon from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church, First Parish of Sherborn.

  • 7 colorful quilt tops were created
  • 14 comfort quilts were finished and PQP labels hand sewn on each
  • Quilts will be delivered to the infusion unit at a Boston-based medical center in the weeks ahead by project member Sally Demler.
  • Some quilts will go to Project Linus for young children facing hardship who are staying in hospitals and shelters.
  • Our youngest volunteer, (almost 10-year-old) Hadley Cohen (see below) learned some quilting how to tips from mentor Helen Sicotte who has been with the project since its inception.

Young Hadley, an accomplished sewer in her own right, was excited to learn so many new things and thoroughly enjoyed color coordinating bright materials with her kitten-themed fabric squares. She plans to finish her first quilt top at the April 8 spring quilt-a-thon.

Many of our MLK Day volunteers.

Helen Sicotte at left in the yellow fleece has been a member of
The Power of the Quilt Project since its inception in 2003.
She teaches quilting at a nearly senior center and enjoys helping mentor beginners of all ages.

Hadley and her mom, Sarah. 

Beginning the fun process of piecing colorful squares together.

Talented fabric artist, Tobi Hoffman, shows off this amazing
"10-minute block" quilt top created during the quilt-a-thon.

Elizabeth Simpson, also a longtime PQP volunteer works
at hand tying a quilt top.


APRIL 8, 2017

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch provided!)

To RSVP, contact PQP Coordinator Cris Crawford at

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