Kaw Valley Quilters' Guild

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Love Quilts Each year we make 40 nap quilts for the children of Head Start, headquartered at the Plymouth Congregational Church. Love Quilts are "nap" size quilts approximately 40 x 48 inches. To find out how you can help with this wonderful project, or to donate, contact Sammie Messick.

Mini-Quilt Benefit Auction Each year at the quilt show a silent auction is held for mini-quilts made by guild members. Money raised goes to several local charities. Past recipient include CASA, GaDuGi (Rape Victim-Survivor Services), Habitat for Humanity, KVQG, Lawrence Social Service League, Spencer Museum of Art, Douglas County Aids Project and Watkins Community Museum of History.

Comfort Pillows We make comfort pillows for the Visiting Nurses Association to give to their patients. The pillows are designed to be heated in the microwave, then, when draped around a patient's neck it provides relief for stiff or sore muscles. To help with this project, or to donate, contact Sammie Messick.

CASA Quilt In February of 2009, the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild presented a unique quilt to Douglas County CASA, featuring colorful hands of the volunteer CASAs and the child/children they currently serve. In October of 2008 the CASA staff began collecting the outline of hands, then, with enthusiastic support from KVQG, the quilt came together relatively quickly, and with no funds from CASA. Much thanks to all who "Lent a Hand". Sarah’s Fabrics donated the background fabric, dozens of guild members brought in an array of gorgeous fabrics for the hands and borders and stitched on the individual hands, Joyce Colton donated the backing fabric, Jeannie Merritt assembled the quilt top, Lori Kukuk donated batting and her time to do the lovely machine quilting, and finally Ferrol Lattin added the finishing touches by hand stitching the binding and sleeves. Plus, an anonymous person gave a $10 donation that was used to purchase thread. WOW! Quilters ARE Generous People!

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