Kachemak Bay Quilters: Service Quilts
First Friday Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
Exhibit runs Nov. 3-Nov. 28, 2017
The Kachemak Bay Quilters group started over 30 years ago and was founded by member Beth Schroer. The group began meeting in Beth’s home and quickly grew. Current membership averages 15-20 members each week, meeting every Thursday at the Kachemak Center from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Some days are dedicated to making quilts for service projects and sometimes the group just brings their own work to do. It is a fun group who support each other and share their love of quilting.
"We feel there is nothing better to let people know we care by giving them comfort and a big hug with a quilt in their time of need."
Burn Out Victims
We make and donate quilts for people who have lost their homes due to a fire. We try to donate one per family member. The quilts range from queen to baby quilts.
Haven House, Child Advocacy
We donate lap size quilts to Haven House’s Child advocacy program. (Children impacted by domestic and sexual abuse.) These quilts average in size 40”x60” It is a wonderful comfort item each child who has been abused can choose to help them in their healing.
Teddy Bear Quilts
This project started with Simyra Taback of Hallo Bay Bear Camp. She started collecting teddy bears from her customers all over the world instead of tips. Simyra donates an average of 30 bears per month to Haven House Child advocacy program. We donate a small quilt to wrap each teddy bear in.
Quilts of Valor
Our newest project. We are making patriotic quilts to donate to US Veterans to thank them for their service. This program is a nationwide program. The quilts that we are making will go to Veterans in our community.