Quilters supporting children in need

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BROOKINGS – The Brookings Area Quilt Guild recently wrapped up a months-long project to support children in the community. They made and donated handmade pillowcases that will be gifted to children who are currently in the Brookings area foster care system.

More than 110 pillowcases were made by the group and presented to the Department of Social Services. The department hopes to have the pillowcases available for the kids to select their own preferred fabrics at a holiday gathering in the near future. The pillowcases feature all kinds of fabrics – everything from unicorns to basketballs. And the hope is the children will feel special by selecting something that they like and can call their own.

The BAQG is open to anyone in the area who has an interest in quilting. The group works to educate and encourage quilting and sewing in our area. They have held quilt shows, taught sewing lessons, and they annually contribute quilts for veterans and Habitat for Humanity. Everyone is welcome, even if  they are looking for support and advice on how to get started in quilting. The guild meets once a month, weather permitting, on the third Monday of each month. Confirm the meeting location by checking their website or Facebook page.

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