Tuesday, April 4, 2017

March Service Day

Bee Highlight—Maple Mountain Quilters

The Maple Mountain Quilters group, 40+ strong, meets in the High Chaparral Room at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds on the 1st Wednesday of each month September through May. The president this year is Jana Griffin. This Bee welcomes new members of all skill levels. Although most of the members are from southern Utah County, several come from the Provo/Orem area. This is a fun, active Bee. They hold at least 2 parties a year—a tea party and a Christmas lunch. Each summer they hold a 2 –3 day retreat at a member's home. They also select a humanitarian project to participate in every year—Quilts of Valor, Dresses for Africa, comfort pillows, Days for Girls, etc.—and hold a work day to make items for the chosen charity. At the other meetings members present programs, teach tips and tricks, and show their projects in progress. There is always something fun to look forward to with Maple Mountain!

March Service Day

We had 60 wonderful helpers at Service Day and we completed 152 quilts with 40+ in the process of completion. (158 completed at the time of this writing.) This year so far we have given 143 to the Utah County Baby Your Baby, and 9 will go the Utah County Refugee Center. The people at Baby Your Baby were teary-eyed and  grateful. Thank you to all who were able to attend and help! And a big thank you to Kathie Zobell and Karren Barley, our Service Day heroes, for all their hard work and organization to make this wonderful day a success, and thank you to all who came. Quilters are amazing people!