A passion for quilting pays off for patients

At left is one of 26 quilts made by the Rio Blanco Stitchers and presented to residents of the Walbridge Wing at Pioneers Medical Center. The Stitchers presented the quilts to the patients on July 14, and they also make quilts for those in hospice care.

MEEKER I On July 14, the Rio Blanco Stitchers met at the new Pioneers Medical Center to distribute quilts the members had made for the residents of the Walbridge Wing.

Rio Blanco Stitchers give quilts to HopeWest-Meeker

The Rio Blanco Stitchers have nine quilts completed and more on the way for patients with the newly opened HopeWest-Meeker, a palliative care program. Quilts have already been sewn by Linda Jones, Barbara Phelan, Penny Brown, Donna Collins, Pat Daggett, Peggy Shults, Jan Keller and Lori Farris, and Toby Smith donated 2,200 squares of material her mother cut and pressed for use in the quilts.

MEEKER I The tags on the quilts will read, “Quilts Because We Care,” on each of the beautiful, unique and heartfelt gifts from The Rio Blanco Stitchers. The quilting group has donated the first three quilts to HopeWest-Meeker, the Meeker branch of the palliative care center out of Grand Junction.