Quilters hold ‘cut-in’ for comfort quilts to go to military children
Members of Ramona Back Country Quilters filled their meeting room in Ramona Community Center on Tuesday for a “cut-in” to prepare kits of cut fabrics for other sewers to assemble into small children’s quilts, called
The finished quilts will go to children of deployed military people.
“Family pictures are printed on some of the fabric, so that a child has their own parent’s picture, and pictures of themselves with that parent to cuddle up with,” said Dot Koerner of the backcountry quilting group.
This is a project of the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, and finishing the quilts is a project of the American Sewing Guild, which some of the Ramona Back Country Quilters belong to, explained Koerner.
“Some Ramona quilters have helped with these in the past,” said Koerner. “Just last week Channel 9 News did a feature as the American Sewing Guild presented the 4000th Comfort Quilt to a San Diego service family.”
On Tuesday, the backcountry quilters brought their fabric cutting supplies and worked together to get kits ready
for sewing and quilting. They started at 9 a.m., took a break for lunch at Ramona Senior Center, and continued in the afternoon until they ran out of fabric.
Also attending the “cut-in” event were Pat Burns, president of the American Sewing Guild, as well as Carol Filbeck, coordinator for the quilt project, and Rhoda Keegan, a guild member and coordinator for putting kits together.
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