Earlier this month Sallie Waldron of S&B Quilters presented Past Exalted Ruler Bob Kapus, representing Hotchkiss Elks Lodge #1807, with a quilt that can be used for a fund raiser for the local Elks Lodge.
The quilting club had recently received $1,500 from the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge to help with the purchase of materials for their disabled veteran's quilt project.
In a turn-about, as a way of saying thank you, the quilt presentation was made at S&B's September meeting held at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss.
The Elks National Foundation gives grants to local lodges that meet their per capita goals. These funds are then distributed to charitable organizations within their communities. S&B Quilters was among those chosen to benefit from this year's foundation grant.
Over the past 10 years, S&B members have made and delivered 2,800 quilts to the Vets Sports Clinic in Snowmass. The club provides additional quilts to disabled veterans in this area. A recent decision was made to provide quilts for homeless veterans in Grand Junction.
Quilts are made and given to the Delta County Sheriff's Department and the Pregnancy Resource Center to distribute as needs arise. They also make "caring quilts," always on hand for burn-outs, illness and grief sufferers, wherever and whenever club members hear of a need where they can let someone know they care.
Donations of materials are always welcome. To donate or for information about the club's projects and meetings contact Sallie Waldron at 872-4791 or Wanda Gofforth at 399-7617. To check out their website, Google S&B Quilters Guild.blog comments powered by Disqus