Volunteers Sew Up Comfort for Kids

March 14, 2003

Of The Gazette Staff

Quilters are a special breed of people, says Butterfly Fabrics owner Barbara Willis. So, when the call went out in January to make quilts for kids who are hurting, an army of volunteers sat down to sew.
Thirty women created 63 quilts that they donated to the local chapter of Project Linus, a nonprofit group that distributes blankets and quilts to seriously ill or traumatized children and teenagers through local help agencies.

Willis encouraged quilters to donate in January and February by entering each donor in a drawing to win a new Janome sewing machine. Judy Boehmke, who donated two hand-made quilts, won the machine.