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COMMERCE CITY – Taking a tip from Santa’s elves, a group of Commerce City seniors have been hard at work creating quilts for an area women’s shelter. They will deliver 20 of the …
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COMMERCE CITY – Taking a tip from Santa’s elves, a group of Commerce City seniors have been hard at work creating quilts for an area women’s shelter. They will deliver 20 of the hand-crafted bedcovers Dec. 18 to Brandon Center in Denver.
Members of the Quilting Club at the Commerce City Recreation Center decided in June to take on the project for the shelter. Brandon Center is a 90-bed facility that provides 24-hour services to women and children who are homeless, have been the victims of domestic violence or other violent crimes, or are facing a domestic crisis.
Quilting Club members said they undertook the project to make Christmas a little brighter for those at the shelter. Along with the quilts, they also crafted teddy bears for the children.
The club meets weekly to work on projects. One of the members suggested the group participate in the shelter’s “Adopt-A-Room” program, creating items to make the room more comfortable and welcoming. The Quilting Club responded with a commitment to make quilts for 20 of the rooms.
“We have a love of quilting,” said member Irene Stertz of Commerce City.
And the group was happy to use their skills to help others. Months of dedicated quilting was needed to complete the project, of which Irene simply said, “When I agree to do something, I see it through.”
Much of the material for the quilts and teddy bears was donated by various residents. Some material, such as batting and backing, was purchased through group fundraisers.
The Quilting Club has been creating quilts for 25 years. The group meets Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Conter Community Center, 6505 E. 60th Ave. Sewers of all levels are invited to participate – come to a meeting, where you will enjoy the camaraderie and exchange of ideas.
For information on joining the quilting club, contact the Senior Center at 303-289-3720.
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