Members plan fundraiser, club updates
Quilts that Care has had an extremely busy summer, reporting it has made 440quilts for cancer patients.
WATERBURY » Quilts that Care, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, continue to make quilts to comfort patients undergoing cancer treatments. Members report that volunteers have been extremely busy this summer, making 75 quilts in June and a total of 440 quilts so far this year, surpassing the total of 430 quilts made in 2016.
The group’s new headquarters on Scott Road in Waterbury provides volunteers with a central location for supplies, education, meetings, and storage. It also receives nearly half of its quilts from satellite locations in Litchfield, Bristol, New Milford and Waterbury.
Quilts that Care has more than 200 volunteers hailing from areound Connecticut. “They put their heart and soul into ironing, cutting, sewing, sandwiching, and stitching, to make these unique quilts with the hope to bring some joy to the recipient,” members said in a press re- Leever Cancer Center, Waterbury, 1st and 3rd Monday 6:30- 8 p.m.; Bristol Public Library, Bristol, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30- 8 p.m.; and the Litchfield Community Center, Litchfield, 1st and 3rd Wednes- day, 12-2:30 p.m.
The Village at East Farms (Second building) and The Harold Leever Cancer Center, two of Quilts that Care’s sponsors, have many of the group’s quilts and veterans’ quilts on display in their lobbies. There are also several on display in a store front window at 3528 East Main St., Waterbury.
Quilts that Care will hold its annual fundraiser on Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m., with
Quilts that Care volunteer Diane Page recently presented a donation to Christine Tatem of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford.