Senior Center to present quilts to children of McLane’s
Monday, 25 February 2013 by Grayson Edds
Belton Senior Activity Center is scheduled to make a second donation to Scott & White on Tuesday. The quilting group has been making quilts for the children seen in the abuse program at McLane's Childrens Hospital. After delivering a box of 20 blankets in the first donation, the quilting group has put together an additional 20-25 blankets and a few pillowcases for the children.
The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until about 1 p.m., and they're actively seeking volunteers and donations to keep the project alive.
"The quilts are 30"x36" right now," said quilter Randy Broussard. "As we get more donations, we want to make them a bit larger. Our emphasis is (making) as many as we can. They see 80 kids per month, so we're trying to keep our numbers up. When we get donations, we can make the quilts largers. The more goodies we get from the public, the more we can do with them."
And don't think you have to be a master quilter to join in the fun. Broussard said that their quilting group ranges from ages 62-91 with quilters of all experience.
"If they want to learn or know how to quilt, they can join our group," Broussard said. "We'd love them to come see us."
For more information on the quilting group, this community project, or the Senior Activity Center, contact Patsy Cofer at (254) 939-1170.