The Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild stitched together even more love and support for our County Hospital with a $500 gift to the PECM Hospital Foundation on Friday.
After Bill Fairbairn’s wife, Barbara, passed away in April, Bill donated the contents of her sewing room to the Quilters’ Guild. The Guild held a yard sale in October of her items. The PECQG Executive then voted to donate these proceeds to the Foundation’s current Picture of Health campaign for equipment to be used in our County hospital. Barbara was also a long time member of the PECMH Auxiliary.
“Barbara was a hardworking, energetic, long standing guild member who worked many volunteer positions within our community. We all miss her terribly,” said Janet Reader Day, president of the PEC Quilters’ Guild.
This donation brings the Quilters’ Guild cumulative giving total to $4,650. The group are $350 away from earning their spot as a Sponsor on the hospital’s donor wall.
The Quilters’ Guild hosts about 80 members including 4-H members and life members. The next quilt show, A Stitch In Time’ 2018 is set for Sat July 7 and Sun July 8 at the Community Centre in Wellington. More information can be found at https://pecqguild.weebly.com/
Pictured here accepting the donation at PECMH from left: Monica Alyea, chairperson of the PECMH Foundation, Penny Rolinski, executive director of the PECMHF and Janet Reader Day, president of the PECQG.
Photo: Marthe Robertson