Guild donates quilts to Jordon Myles Foundation
On Oct. 18, the Highland Quilt Guild presented 14 handmade quilts to the Jordon Myles Foundation (JMF). The quilts are to be included in some of the ‘You Matter’ bags, presented to every person seeking mental health services at St. Martha's Regional Hospital.
Each year, the guild chooses a community project in which to donate a quilt and, in 2017, decided to donate as many quilts as the members could make in a day toward the JMF.
“It was our most ambitious project to date, and members enjoyed the entire process,” Dorinda Mccully, co-chair of the Highland Quilt Guild, said.
“We held an eight-hour sew day, and partnered off in pairs. Using fabrics brought from home, we assembled and machine pieced the quilts right there. Once they were pieced, Yvonne Lynch took them home and quilted them on her long arm machine.”
Pictured during the presentation of quilts by the Highland Quilt Guild to the Jordon Myles Foundation, are co-chairs Linda Kell (left) and Dorinda Mccully, and Yvonne Lynch presenting to Paula Macdonnell and Jodi Macdonald Myles from the foundation.