Recently, Chase Home received 18 handmade quilts and pillowcases from the Cocheco Quilters Guild.
Expressing amazement at the unexpected gift, which she described as “beautiful,” Chase Home Executive Director Meme Wheeler said the quilts have been handed out to youth in their residential program.
“Gifts like these are valued very highly by our residents,” she said. “It helps to create a sense of comfort and safety and shows that people care. We are all so thankful for this gift.”
Judey Clemons, president of the Cocheco Quilters Guild, said they had as much fun delivering the quilts as they did making them.
“I would also love to do pillowcases with the kids,” she added. “I have worked with children before as a 4H instructor and recently taught a kids camp in the area.”
Noting 18 guild members each made a quilt, she said it took nearly 50 hours to create each one.
“Our guild typically donates over 100 quilts annually to the community,” she added.
Cocheco Quilters Guild is a non-profit quilters guild that promotes the art, skill and joy of
quilting thru workshops, monthly meetings and small quilting bees. The guild has played an
active role in the seacoast community since 1980 when the group formed. For more information about their group or annual quilt show, visit www.cochecoquilters.org.
Founded in 1877 as an orphanage, Chase Home has evolved through the years to meet needs in the greater Seacoast community related to children and youth. To learn more about Chase Home, visit www.chasehome.org. To receive updates from Chase Home, text CHASEHOME to 41411.