Scott County Quilters assisting with Linus Project

By Ryne Turke on February 15, 2016 at 6:54am

The Scott County Quilters will be hard at work for the next three days making blankets for ill and traumatized children and teens.

For the past 17 years, the Scott County Quilters have done their part in donating blankets to the Linus Project.

President Jeanine Harbison says the public is invited to join the Scott County Quilters on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Nimrod Funk 4-H building in Winchester.

“A lot of our quilts go to Linus, but there are probably more that stay here locally that go to Passavant Hospital.”

Harbison says the Scott County Quilters were able to make 90 quilts in January.

“We are hoping to make 140, the same number we did last year. We have had a lot of older ladies come out and tie quilts, which takes a long time. These are baby size quilts, not bed size quilts. Maybe we can top that number if we have three good days.”

If anyone in the community would like to help out, Harbison says the Scott County Quilters are always looking for material donations.

“We would like kids friendly material or bright colors. We will cut them down to the size we need. If people would like to donate other materials then we will go through it.”

For more information contact Harbison at 217-742-9288