The program provides quilts for first responders to give to children whom they come upon in a difficult situation.
It’s a way to help kids going through a tough time.
The quilts feature words of encouragement sewn in with beautiful fabric squares of art work created by children for children.
“What a wonderful way to help children in distress as well as a great opportunity to teach other children the importance of giving,” said Chief Ken Coluzzi. “Police officers can also benefit by knowing they are comforting a child and lessening their fear. I am proud to become part of this program.”
Founded 30 years ago, Newtown Quilters’ Guild provides a welcoming community for quilters, bringing together many diverse interests through a shared love of their art.
The guild holds monthly meetings at the Lower Makefield Township Community Center, on the third Tuesday of every month.
Meetings begin at 7:00pm and feature either a guest speaker or a program and an opportunity for quilters to show their work.
Guests are welcome to attend their meetings ($5 guest fee, unless otherwise noted), with the exception of their two members-only meetings in October and December.
To learn more about them, visit their website, www.newtownquiltersguild.org.
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PHOTO CAP: Pictured from left, Newtown Quilters’ Guild President Regina Apuzzo, LMT Police Chief Ken Coluzzi, and Guild members Marsha Watro and Jane Matty.