Quilters donate $2,500 to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Almond Country Quilt Guild president Dora Carey presented Michele Karp, the interim co-director of Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, with a check for $2,500 on at their general meeting on Dec. 1. The funds were raised at the guild’s annual Holiday Quilt Auction where members donate hand made items to be auctioned off to the public. After expenses are deducted, the remaining profits are donated to pre-determined local charities. The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry was selected as one of the charities for the 2014 quilt auction.
Loaves and Fishes is thankful for the donation from the Almond Country Quilt Guild, says Julie Harris, interim co-director with Loaves and Fishes.
Almond Country Quilt Guild is a member of the Associated Quilt Guilds of the Central Coast and has been since it’s inception. The Associated Quilt Guilds of the Central Coast (AQGCC) is a mechanism for the quilt guilds of the central coast to work together, fund events and share programs and speakers. The AQGCC was primarily conceived so that the quilt guilds of the central coast could hold a large multi-guild quilt show together, with the proceeds going to each member guild that participates in the show in any one year. The AQGCC allows quilt sisters from across the central coast to come together and exhibit their art and share their love of quilting. That multi-guild show is the Seven Sisters Quilt Show and Almond Country Quilt Guild has been a part of this effort, also, since it’s inception.
For additional information on Almond County Quit Guild, please contact Dora Carey at www.almondcountryquilters.org.