Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Quilt Show at Library

The Towne Squares Quilt Club will again hold a show and workshop at the Library on Saturday March 19th from 9:00 to 4:00. This is always a great opportunity to observe and ask questions as the quilters ply their talents and to enjoy their finished handiwork.

The Club of 45-50 members still holds its business meeting with a program the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 in the Brick Room at BRC. The monthly workshop is held on a Saturday. New members are always welcome!

This year they will be working on a very special project creating weighted blankets to donate to children at the Nicholas School forNeurological Development in Piqua Ohio. These blankets are somewhat expensive to buy and not all families can afford them. The extra weight helps create a calming effect for children with autism or a disability. For more info on the school please see

Club member Lewcrese Shields explained they are put together by inserting a certain number of plastic pellets into each square. The blankets are textured with flannel on one side and fleece on the other which is also comforting to the children. The Club got the idea during National Autism Awareness Week and a member who has a grandson in the school. They followed instructions on a “Man Sewing” youtube video.

Every year the Club makes a Charity Quilt to be auctioned off at their annual Quilt Show in October. This year the proceeds will go to Journey Home, a residence for home-less veterans in Winchester Indiana.

Lewcrese is seen with Adult Programming Director Deb Cameron as she donates two books on behalf of the Club and herself: Make & Love Quilts by Mary Katherine Fons and Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today’s Home by Carl Hentsch. Many thanks for adding these beautiful books to our collection!

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