Pictured are the FMH Auxiliary Quilters, Anita Newcomb, Joy Coles, Denise Beehn, and Lorna Norton with the Purple Sampler Quilt to be raffled on April 16, 2018.
Fairfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has begun selling tickets for a Handmade Purple Sampler Quilt. The beautiful quilt (63” x 92”) is being displayed in the FMH Auxiliary gift shop where tickets can be purchased. Tickets are being sold for $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be held on April 16th during the Auxiliary Recognition and Awards Banquet. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the FMH Auxiliary, which supports the Hospital in purchasing needed equipment.
There is always a large demand for quilts to be finished; therefore, anyone who has some experience in quilting would be welcome to join the volunteer quilters. The additional volunteers would help ensure that the quilts are finished in a timely manner for clients and additional funds would be raised to benefit the Hospital. The FMH quilters finish on average 3-6 quilts each year, making about $1,000 for the Hospital Auxiliary. The volunteers meet each Thursday from about 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Quilting is done for individuals who furnish a quilt top and then the volunteer quilters finish the quilts for the individual clients.
For more information about purchasing tickets or becoming a volunteer, contact Charlotte St.Ledger, at 618-847-8297, or [email protected].