Quilters Guild holds annual blessing, donates quilts
The Cape Coral Quilters Guild celebrated its Annual Blessing of the Quilts Friday, March 29, by distributing 600 quilts among Cape Coral organizations.
This year the Guild honored a veteran from each of the branches of the military with a quilt. On hand for the program were Harold Barton, National Guard, standing in for Specialist Carl Liture, U.S. Marines; Seaman Rick English, Navy; Master Sgt. Rebecca Sewell, Army; Master Sgt. Randy Studer, U.S. Air Force and Navy; and Lt. Tom Vasilou, U.S. Coast Guard and Army. The veterans are all members of American Legion Riders, Post 90, Cape Coral.
In addition to the veterans, the local organizations receiving quilts from the guild included Angel Wings, Brookdale Senior Living, Cape Coral Hospital, Cape Coral Police Department, Cape Coral Shores Assisted Living, Choice in Living Adult Day Care, Donate 4 Kids, Gulf Coast Village Memory Care, Hope Hospice and Hope Kids Care, Juniper Village at Cape Coral, Pondella Serenity Court, Rehabilita-tion and Healthcare, Valerie’s House, The Windsor of Cape Coral.
The Guild was founded in 1994 by a small group of ladies who wanted to share their love of quilting. The group has grown to over 100 members who meet every week to provide comfort in the form of handmade quilts to those in need in Cape Coral. During the last 10 years, the Guild has presented over 4,000 quilts to various groups.