The Chautauqua Region Quilt Guild made a generous donation of ten hand-made quilts for Hospice Patients. The Chautauqua Region Quilt Guild, Inc is a group of 120 quilters who meet monthly at the Busti Fire Hall to share an interest in quilting, learn from each other, form
Hospice staff members Carolyn Wood, Karen Morse, Shauna Anderson, Ron Sellers and Mary Jo Bradish hold some of the donated quilts.
friendships, and to give back to the community through service projects and education.
The Community Sew group, made up of about fifteen volunteer Guild members, also meets monthly to create quilt kits and to complete the quilts sewn and donated by the Guild members.
The Quilt Guild contact for information and membership is Kim Kahanic at 716-665-3598.
Earlier this year, the Westfield Quilters’Guild donated 17 handmade quilts to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care over the holiday season to be distributed to local Hospice patients. The Guild has donated quilts to Hospice every year since 1996 and they are greatly appreciated by the families under the agency’s care.
January meeting of the Westfield Quilters’Guild.
In 2014 the Westfield Guild donated over 100 quilts to charitable organizations including the Salvation Army, Chautauqua County Rural Ministries, Child Advocacy Program, Court Appointed Advocates for Children, the Chautauqua County Home and Teen Education & Motherhood.
The Westfield Guild is a group of nearly 100 artisans who share a love of quilting. They meet the third Thursday of every month at the Westfield United Methodist Church to work on projects and learn new techniques. Members also meet in smaller work groups to work on solo projects and also make comfort quilts throughout the year with the intention of donating them to organizations such as Hospice. The Guild also sponsors a quilt show in alternate years to exhibit their creations and promote their craft.