For the teen quilters of Wyoming Area High School, it was an inter generational labor of love.
During March, several senior quilters, along with Antoinette Jones, the consumer science/quilting teacher at Wyoming Area High School, hosted a mini sewing class at Tiffany Court senior living home in Kingston.
It was the first such community service project for the unique high school club, and judging from response from participants, it was a resounding success.
The sewing projects were small, simple, useful and meaningful — nine patch pillows, fabric coasters, fabric bookmarks. Each week, the Wyoming Area High School senior quilters and their teacher dedicated an hour of their time to share their love of the quilting arts with senior residents of Tiffany Court.
By the end of their four-week session, the ladies each had their very own nine-patch pillow, fabric coaster, and fabric bookmark, said Kara Dooner, president of Wyoming Area’s Quilting Club.
“On behalf of all the senior quilters that went to Tiffany Court, I can happily say that we had so much fun with this community service project,” Dooner said. “This was the first year that any quilters participated in such an event, but I think it was successful. Even though many of the women preferred to sit and watch us do the sewing, we had the opportunity to sit and talk with them, which I know they enjoyed. Some of them even plan on attending our quilting show in June.”
Wyoming Area Quilting Club will hold a quilting show from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center gymnasium, Exeter. Admission is free. There will be quilt raffles, a bake sale, and a hand-made project table with items for sale.
Public is welcome.