GREENFIELD — The Common Threads Quilt Guild raised more than $1,000 for the “Women Helping Women” organization through a quilt raffle.
At their Sept. 21 meeting, Common Threads Quilt Guild President Martha Rochelle Higdon presented Andrea Mallory, representing “Women Helping Women,” with a check for $1,012 from the Quilt Show Donation Quilt.
The “Women Helping Women” program benefits women who have little or no health insurance, or who otherwise couldn’t afford a mammogram screening. This was the largest amount ever collected for a charity in the quilt guild’s history, according to a news release.
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The winner of the 2016 Common Threads Donation quilt was Nancy Sue Foster Hannum from New Palestine. Also honored at the meeting were the winners of the “Harvest of Quilts” Show. Awards were given to Marilyn Kieta, for best of show, machine appliqué; Nancy Rollo, judge’s choice, machine pieced, domestic machine quilted; Jeannie Hoyt, challenge quilt; and Marilyn Kieta, viewer’s choice, machine appliqué. Each category received a $25 gift to the winner.
The Common Threads Quilt Guild Inc. meeting for Oct. 19 will feature Kathy Springer from Quilt Quarters in Carmel. She will be speaking about “Hexagons, Diamonds and Triangles” and presenting a trunk show of quilt examples. Common Threads meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Mount Comfort United Methodist Church, 3179 N. 600W, Greenfield.