Sharon Lewis, a member of the Island City Piecemakers quiliting group, is shown here presenting quilts to Cumberland Police Chief Linton and Officer Matthys. The quilts are to be given to victims of emergencies.
The Island City Piecemakers are an ecumenical quilting group of women who meet at the First United Methodist Church in Cumberland the second Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. until noon.
Their focus is on community needs and have donated quilts to house fire victims, children who have been seriously injured and others who are very ill and in need.
They also donate to organizations such as Kinship, Shooting Stars, Margaret’s Project Santa, the Extended Care Unit and to the Time Out Abuse Center in Ladysmith. They are always on the look out for others.
A special session was held in September where they made several quilts that were sent to Hurricane Katrina victims.
If you are interested in joining our group or have fabric scraps that you wish to put to good use, please contact Karen Dague (715) 822-2934. Monetary donations are also accepted.
Karen Groth, Karen Dague and Dixie Helders of the Island City Piecemakers display a few of the 24 baby and lap quilts the group has made this year for Margaret's Project Santa. The quilting group formed 2 years ago to offer the fruit of their craft to community projects.
Members of the Island City Piecemakers displaying the wonderful quilts they have made.
Island City Piecemakers, Mary Schwanke and Janet Crotteau, present lap quilts made by their quilting group to Tonja Metnik, Activities Director, and Cumberland Extended Care Residents.
Island City Piecemaker members, Judy Zaspel, Sharon Lewis and Lynda Paulson display the bedspread they delivered to workers at the Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter in Ladysmith.