Pictures from "Around the Room" at our June meeting
This month our guest speaker was Diana Ridge who gave an AWESOME presentation the "Underground Railroad" and how quilts played an important part in guiding slaves to freedom. It was very educational and very well presented in a narrated slide show.
Thank you so much Diana for your years of research in gathering the information and for sharing it with our Guild.
Diana also shared with us, a beautiful family heirloom quilt that she made.
The Guild participates in many community service projects. Some projects and recipients include: teddy bears, lap quilts and crocheted afghans for seniors in long term care facilities; toiletries for Family Haven clients; fleece blankets, quilts, toys, and books for children served by the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center; floor cushions for children at the Sulphur Springs Public Library; “Pink” cancer quilts for the Hopkins County Hospital; and lap quilts for our wounded heroes at the Intrepid Center in San Antonio.
Continuing a tradition of benevolence, monetary donations are given annually to various organizations. Agencies benefited include the Child Advocacy Center, Terrific Tuesdays, Family Haven of Hopkins County, HCMH Hospice, Sulphur Springs Public Library, the Senior Citizen's Center and the Veteran’s Memorial Wall of Hopkins County. During the Christmas season each year, local families are selected to receive quilts and other gifts donated by the Guild