Group Makes Quilts for Northland Children in Need

20th Annual Quilt-a-Thon

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Northland kids going through a rough time will now have a comforter to put a smile on their face and keep them warm.

It’s all thanks to the Douglas County Association for Home and Community Education.

Their 20th Annual Quilt-a-Thon was held today to make quilts for Twin Ports kids in crisis.

It all started in 1992 and has grown so much, organizers tell us by the end of the summer they group has usually acquired about 100 quilts.

“A lot of people don’t sew or do that kind of thing, do handicrafts, so it’s nice to have something homemade and something warm and comforting. And then they know someone is thinking about them when things are tough,” explained quilter Sue Hendrickson.

Hendrickson added she’s seen how thankful mothers are when she brings the quilts to the shelters, “We get beautiful thank you notes that we share with our members in our newsletter so they get to see, too, that what they do is really appreciated. It’s very touching for people to have something handmade.”

The group is donating all their scraps to sewing centers in Nicaragua because that’s Wisconsin’s sister country.

With other remnants, the group has made dresses for little girls in Nicaragua and quiltlets for their hospitals.

To make a donation or help with the quilting, call the Douglas County Extension Office at (715) 395-1363.


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