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MLK Day quilt-a-thon in Sherborn

Fifteen volunteers, including Sally Demler of Sherborn, gathered together to create and work on handmade quilts at The Power of the Quilt Project’s annual MLK Day community service quilt-a-thon last month at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church, First Parish, of Sherborn.

Demler, a UUAC member, helped hand-sew labels to 14 finished quilts. She will deliver some of these to the Infusion Unit at the Harvard Vanguard Medical Center in Kenmore Square, Boston, to benefit men and women undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Others will be given to Project Linus to bring warmth and comfort to young children facing hardship who are staying in hospitals and shelters.

Seven colorful “quilt tops” were also created at the event, and these will be finalized at the spring quilt-a-thon on Saturday, April 8, at the UUAC at 11 Washington St.

The Power of the Quilt Project, first established in 2003, is one of the UUAC’s many service and justice ministries. The work of volunteer sewers and quilters from the church and surrounding communities contribute to about 200 quilts for distribution annually.

For more information about the project or to RSVP for the spring quilt-a-thon, contact PQP coordinator Cris Crawford at cris@theworld.com.

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