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December 28, 2012

Group hopes blankets will provide comfort

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WPD officials thanked the guild for the gifts and said they will be put to good use.

“Patrol officers never know what kind of situations they will be faced with each day, so we must be prepared for anything.  The quilts will help to provide comfort and warmth to victims as well as to those who may be stranded on the side of the road due to car problems or an accident,” Weatherford Police Capt. David Smith said.  “We are very fortunate to have such kind caring people in our community and we sincerely appreciate the time and effort the Quilter’s Guild has put into making the quilts for us.”

The Guild also donates quilts to a number of groups and organizations during the holidays.

“We deliver lap/wheelchair quilts to local nursing homes around the holidays,” Hinz said.  “Every Habitat (for Humanity) home which has been built in Weatherford has been provided with a Queen-size quilt for the home owner and twin quilts for each child or in some cases, a wheelchair quilt in addition to the Queen  size quilt for the home owner.  We have provided quilts to battered women’s shelters both in Weatherford and Mineral Wells. Quilter’s Guild of Parker County was established in February 2000 by an enthusiastic group of quilters with a desire to keep the art of quilting alive in the Parker County community and surrounding areas.

For more information, visit www.quiltersguildofparkercounty.org.

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