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“STRENGTHENING FAMILIES THROUGH EDUCATION”

 FCE Blanket Making

 

The quilts/blankets are all homemade with tender loving care, which is another way of saying “Someone loves you”.  Ours is a group of women who meet about once a month at the Agricultural History Farm Park on 18410 Muncaster Rd. in Derwood.  We knit, crochet, cut and sew material and have a wonderful time meeting old and making new friends. (calendar) Our yarn and fabric has been generously donated by individuals.  Crafters use their own imaginations in creating the quilts, which makes each one unique.  So far we’ve made over 12,000 blankets.  In addition, we’ve made approximately 4,000 newborn and baby hats.

Blankets are distributed to shelters, such as Stepping Stones, the Betty Ann Krahnke Shelter for victims of domestic violence, Heart and Home, local hospitals, including Holy Cross, Montgomery General, Shady Grove, NIH Ronald McDonald House and Children’s National Medical Center.

 

Our expenses include batting for the sewn blankets and sewing machine repairs; we have been blessed with financial donations to FCE for this project.

 

WE WELCOME EVERYONE to our meetings.  Some people come and stay all day, some only long enough to drop off a finished quilt and pick up more supplies.  Some women work behind the scenes doing their work quietly on their own and sending the finished blanket with a friend.  So come on over, bring a sandwich and a smile and we will supply materials, a drink, and dessert.

 For more information please call Pat at (301) 460-5451.

 

Programs and services of the Maryland FCE are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin.
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