Quilt Guild gets and gives gifts of fabric

Recently the Ohio Star Quilt Guild of Port Clinton became the recipient of a donation of over 250 boxes of fabric and sewing notions.

The donation came from a lifelong sewer near Cleveland who recently entered an assisted living facility. The individual’s daughters were looking for an organization that could make good use of the fabric and were fortunate to connect with a current Ohio Star Guild member.

The Lakeside Association donated the spacious Hoover Auditorium to the Guild to sort and organize the fabric and notions. It took over five hours for guild members to display and organize the fabric into many categories such as, cotton, wool, velvets, felt, decorator, seasonal and notions.

Guild members had the opportunity to purchase some of the fabric.  The funds generated went into the Guild treasury for the guild’s charitable projects and speakers. A large portion of the fabric and notions were then donated by the Guild to many local charities and churches for their special projects or missions. Some of the organizations that benefited include: Project Linus, Care and Share of Sandusky, Sandusky Adopt-a-School Program, Christmas stockings for foster children of Ottawa County, stimulation baby quilts for Riverview Early Intervention Program of Ottawa County, Chemo Caps, Lap Quilts for cancer treatment, Love Quilts for the dying, sleeping bags for the homeless in Columbus, Dresses for Haiti, School Bags for Africa, Projects for Women of Guatamala and others.

The Ohio Star Quilt Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Peace Lutheran Church on Jefferson St. in Port Clinton. The guild is made up of over fifty members ranging from beginners to advanced quilters and fabric artists with many years of experience. Membership continues to grow each year. New members are always welcome. For information, contact Publicity Chairman Penny Solem at 419-732-3083.

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