Quilt group has a local chapter
A little warmth sp dresses for weddings reads quickly when the idea is simple and the result is much needed and greatly appreciated. My Brothers’ Keeper Quilt Group is currently exhibiting their quilts at The Little Gallery on the second floor of Christ United Methodist Church at 3440 Shroyer Road. This volunteer group makes quilts and other useful items that are donated to many social service organizations in the Dayton area.”Our ‘Warm Comforts’ group began in June of 2010 as a program in conjunction with the library’s summer reading program,” said Teresa Huntley, manager of the Kettering Moraine Branch of the Dayton Metro Library. “With recycling as the theme, we decided to recycle old material to create something usable that would allow us to give back to the community.”The all v dresses for weddings olunteer group meets every other Monday at the Kettering Moraine Library. Over the past three and a half years, they have created and donated close to 250 quilts, walker bags, wheelchair bags and animal beds to the community. More than 20 Dayton area social service organizations have received these items, including The Artemis Center, The Other Place and St. Vincent’s Hotel. Donations have also gone out to Jo dresses for weddings plin, Miss., tornado victims.Warm Comforts, affiliated with My Brothers’ Keeper, is always looking for new volunteers. There are no dues, age requirements or mandatory meetings. The most they’ve had at any one time has been 10, with an average of six. There are no sewing skills required, and many ways to help: knot sleeping bag layers; pick up/deliver donations; service sewing machines; make tote bags, quilts/blankets; or knit/crochet hats, mittens and scarves.The My Brothers’ Keeper quilt group was begun by Pennsylvanian Flo Wheatley in 1985. She was struggling with luggage with her young son, Leonard, in New York. He was undergoing cancer treatments and near collapse. A homeless man helped them, and she never forgot his kindness.She stitched her first sleeping bag after her son recovered, and that was her inspiration to start the charitable orga dresses for weddings nization. Flo’s philosophy is to “keep it simple and human.” This organization currently has 101 groups in 21 states.