Third annual quilt sale July 8-9

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 7:45am

Kwiltz 4 Kidz is a group pf quilters in Boothbay whose mission is to create comfort quilts for children and adults facing a difficult time. The quilts we make are given to people going through treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses, have suffered the loss of a loved one, experienced a fire or other major challenges in life. We also support local nursing home residents with seasonal gifts and patriotic quilts for the veteran residents at St. Andrews Village. This year the group showed their appreciation for essential workers at St. Andrews by providing handmade coasters to the staff.  Other organizations we regularly support with the gift of quilts are New Hope for Women, Healthy Kids and Wrap-a-Smile. The group was established by Karen Keyes who was taught to quilt by her mother, a master quilter, and Sue Burge in 2008. The groups switched from hand sewing to machine sewing in 2011 in order to increase the number of quilts made to meet the growing need.  

Kwiltz 4 Kidz has given away over 700 quilts since they began in 2008 and over 130 in just the past 12 months. While the ever-increasing cost of fabric, batting and thread is primarily funded by the group of six dedicated quilters, this annual sale of some of our quilts and one-of-a-kind Maine-made items such as table runners, toppers, wall hangings, and vintage items, allows us to continue to gift quilts to individuals and organizations within our community.  

Please stop by 922 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay, across from the Sea Glass Spa, on Friday or Saturday, July 8 and 9 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., rain or shine. Cash or local checks only. For more information, call 207-633-0894 and leave a message for a call back.