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Pine Mountain Scrappers at the Jamison Center with 100 quilts, 100 pairs of knit slipper sand 100 tote bags: Above, front (l-r) Victoria Plesa, M. J. Glaseman, Tong Sproul, Gracia Stahl; (standing) Virginia, Allie White, Alice Chitwood, Carol Wiersma, Brenda Martin and Mary McDevitt.
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The Pine Mountain Scrappers brought 100 pairs of beautiful, cheerful knit slippers for the children of the Jamison Center, serving children at risk. [Mary McDevitt photo]
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The Pine Mountain Scrappers brought 100 pairs of beautiful, cheerful knit slippers for the children of the Jamison Center, serving children at risk.
The link between talent and generosity is on full display during this holiday season, as local fabric artists share their work with children and families in need of comfort.
Frazier Park’s Quilting Ladies
On Tuesday, Nov. 22 Pam Wheeler delivered eight handmade quilts to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House from the Frazier Park Quilting Ladies. They were made by Wheeler, Norma Aaland, Kathy Mack, Dawn Burns, LaVerne Anderson and Cher Thomas.
The Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House is located on the campus of Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. It helps families from all the hospitals in the Bakersfield area, providing a “home away from home” for families with hospitalized children, giving them a little bit of normalcy during their difficult time. The staff was overjoyed to receive these quilts on behalf of the families.
Pine Mountain Scrappers Quilt Guild Comfort Zone
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Gracia Stahl and Carol Wiersma, Comfort Zone co-chairs of the Pine Mountain Scrappers Quilt Guild, were joined by six other members of the guild to deliver one hundred quilts, one hundred tote bags, one hundred pairs of knit slippers, dolls, plus bags and bags of new socks and underwear to the Jamison Children’s Center in Bakersfield.
Victoria Plesa, M. J. Glaseman, Alice Chitwood, Brenda Martin, Mary McDevitt, Allie White and Tong Sproul all joined in the spirit of giving as all the items were brought to Kern County’s 24-hour emergency shelter and protective custody facility for children at risk.
Carl Guilford, Program Director for the Jamison Center, was on hand to receive the mountain of quilts, pillow case tote bags and other items that filled the reception area.
In 2011 over 31 members of the guild participated in the Comfort Zone’s yearlong effort to make quilts and other items to donate to the Jamison Center.
The new quilt shop, Bolts to Binding in Bakersfield presented fabric and a $25 gift certificate to Comfort Zone to help in the drive to make quilts for the children.
—Reported by Carol Wiersma and Pam Wheeler
This is part of the December 16, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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