Each Tuesday between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., a unique group of local women meets at EP Sr. Center. Unlike typical quilters, this half-dozen generously give their time and talents without employing sewing machines. “We do all our sewing strictly by hand,” said Marilyn Maloney, who serves as the group’s treasurer. “In past years we’ve donated quilts to single mom’s organizations, holiday bazaars, and the V.A. SORCC at White City.”
Annette Kruis, record keeping spokesperson for the EPSC Quilters elaborated on their membership, and activities. Of the six that get together, at least four have arrived at their 80th birthdays, she said. Two members, Georgia Dover and Midge Harnish hold the distinction of having begun with the original team of quilters.
”We’re delighted to see interested persons join us, even if they don’t quilt,” Kruis added. “We enjoy just chatting.”
This past year the EPSC quilters gave exquisite handmade products of their labor to the Giving Tree which launches from Eagle Point Community Bible Church. That congregation partnered with Hillside Elementary School to locate sixty-four families that could use Christmas presents for their kiddies.
The EPSC women also provided quilts to the Santa Store in Eagle Point, as well as Dunn House, White City’s Rogue Family Center and Community Health Center.
In addition to their generosity in giveaways, the women regularly donate funds derived from the sale of some of their handiwork to the EP Sr. Center’s treasury.
Persons interested in joining this friendly crew are encouraged to stop by at 12:30 p.m. on any Tuesday, at 121 Loto Street, Kruis suggests. The EP Sr. Center’s phone # is 541-826-9404.