As a member of UUCW’s PieceMakers quilting group, I had the privilege to deliver several quilts to the hospice program at Froedtert Hospital. This program provides a care bag to each patient and their family during the difficult time of transitioning to hospice care. One of these items is a unique, comforting quilt, shawl, or wrap. The Froedtert staff have always shown their appreciation for the creativity and love that our group puts into each donated quilt. With fewer quilters, crocheters, and knitters who are able to donate their time and craft, the program struggles to acquire the 1,500 “wraps of care” that are needed each year.
Besides providing quilts for the hospice program, PieceMakers participates in other community sewing projects, visits area museums, and shares their individual projects at meetings. Our community sewing is noticeable in the sanctuary of UUCW, from the large quilt on display to the quilted chair cushions that are available to add comfort during service. Our group plans to attend the Winter Quilt Show in West Bend on February 11. Sewers and non-sewers are invited to join us.
PieceMakers is a group of individuals drawn together by our love of the quilting arts. We meet at UUCW on the second Saturday of the month at 10 am. We are always open to new members who have a love of quilting and a desire to participate in rewarding activities.
Karen Van De Loo
For more information about PieceMakers or the Hospice quilt-making program, contact Karen Van De Loo.