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946 Quilts Made and Delivered to Needy Individuals in Last Year

by Heritage of Green Hills

Mar 06, 2019

March is National Quilting Month. 

The community’s Quilting Club has sewn and donated 5,612 quilts since 2013.

SHILLINGTON, Pa. – The Quilting Club at The Heritage of Greens Hills, a healthy life plan community in Shillington, sewed and distributed 946 quilts in 2018. The club, comprising six to 10 residents of The Heritage who meet weekly, donated the quilts to seven local organizations: Veterans Making a Difference; Penn State Health St. Joseph; Wernersville State Hospital; Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation; Project Linus; residents of Green Hills Manor, the personal and memory care community on The Heritage campus; and residents of The Heritage. The club has sewn and donated 5,612 quilts since 2013.

Heritage of Green Hills resident Pat Kostenbader, chair of The Heritage Quilting Club

Liz Graybill, president of Veterans Making a Difference, said, “Our veterans are very grateful for the quilts. Many of them are low income, disabled or homeless, and when we offer them a new batch of these quilts, they go fast.”

Doug Graybill, the founder of Veterans Making a Difference, said, “The red, white and blue quilts are very popular, as you might imagine.”

March is National Quilting Month, celebrating America’s rich quilting tradition which dates to Colonial times.

Heritage of Green Hills residents Marge Clark (left) and Ann Pierce (right) assembling quilt pieces

The Heritage of Green Hills is an active, 55+ independent living community located in Shillington, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The community promotes Eight Dimensions of Wellness, a holistic approach to healthful aging. The eight dimensions are intellectual, physical, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational, environmental, and health services.

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