Our hospice chair reports the need for many more quilts for patients at the Hospice House in Landrum.
You can pick up a kit at the next LQ meeting.
Make your hospice quilt no smaller than 40 inches square and no larger than 40 inches by 60 inches.
The smaller size is perfect for wheelchairs and the fabric won't get caught in the wheels. The larger size can be turned to the short size for wheelchairs and to the long side for the bed.
Ronald McDonald quilts
LQ members frequently bring their newest Ronald McDonald philanthropy quilts for Show and Tell. The club annually donates more than 100 quilts to the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville.
Ronald McDonald House Members annually make and donate quilts to seriously ill children whose families are staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Greenville Memorial Hospital. Steps to Hope The club also provides financial support and resources for Steps to Hope, an agency in Columbus, NC which serves and shelters abused women and their families throughout the area. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills The Hospice House of Landrum regularly receives lap quilts and neck pillows made by LQ members. Club members have also made several gurney quilts.
National Quilting Day This annual focus on quilting takes place the third Saturday in March at the Landrum Library.
Landrum Community Members enjoy working with students and staff at O.P. Earle Elementary and Landrum Middle School on quilt-related projects and exhibits. The club also promotes quilting through the Landrum Library and Landrum Area Business Association.
March 17, 2018
National Quilting Day in Landrum featured both new and vintage quilts. Many “oohs” and “aahs” were heard at the celebration in the Landrum Library.
The “oohs” were from those viewing the exquisite quilts, wall hangings, and home decorating items on display by members of the Landrum Quilters.
The Landrum Quilters, themselves, often said “aah” when closely examining the vintage quilts brought in by community members to share with the group.
The treasured family quilts ranged from an 1892 autograph quilt to an appliquéd beauty thought to have won a first place ribbon in a Lincoln, NE quilt show more than a century ago.
The club has celebrated National Quilting Day for ten years as a way to share the love of quilting. Visitors this year came from towns throughout Spartanburg County and nearby towns in North Carolina.