'Star Struck' project benefits elderly in Mt. Pleasant area
For the third straight year, members of the Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild have given of their time and skills to create a beautiful quilt to be auctioned off to benefit the Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action.
At a recent meeting at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Scottdale, members of the Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild presented the quilt to Melaney Hegyes, FIA program director and site coordinator, and JCAFIA volunteers.
“We appreciate that other community organizations are willing to partner with us, because it demonstrates they also care for the elderly. The Hearts Hands Quilt Guild recognizes that our services are direly needed in our aging community, and this is a great way for JCA Faith in Action to raise necessary funds,” Hegyes said.
President Jamie Kepple of South Greensburg said about 15 members worked 10 hours to create the queen-size, 98-inch-square quilt. She said sewing machines were used to create the quilt and Debbie Kratochvil of Debbie's Quilting also did long-arm work on the piece.
“It's a good cause. St. Paul's is involved with Faith In Action and this is the church we meet at and they are really good to us here,” Kepple said.
The multi-colored quilt which has many shades of blues, purples and greens among others is called “Star Struck.” It was made from Batik Fabrics.
“We looked at what fabrics we had available and we went from there, choosing our pattern,” said guild Treasurer Shelbey Linsnemayer of Greensburg.
The quilt will be raffled off April 30. Tickets are $3 each with two chances to win on each ticket. The money raised will go to JCAFIA programs, which help area seniors live safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
Hegyes said the group usually raises around $900 for the quilts the group has donated in the past.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 724-542-4117 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets also are available at The Country Pie Shoppe in Mt. Pleasant.
The quilt also will be displayed at the JCAFIA's annual Spring Sparkle Dinner and Show on April 13 at the Scottdale Firemen's Club.
Linda Harkcom is a freelance writer.
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.