Each year, the 90-member Florida Keys Quilters Guild donate handmade quilts to support the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Florida Keys (VNA/HFK) mission of providing comfort, care and compassion to its patients and their families.
“As long as the organization has existed we have helped out as much as we can,” said Florida Keys Quilters Guild member Mary Lou Wilkinson. “We also donate quilts to be used for silent auctions at fundraising events. Anything we can do to help.”
This year the club donated a variety of beautiful quilts with various designs including a tropical pattern, a penguin pattern, a sushi pattern, holiday-themed quilts and many more. Each quilt has a special label that reads, “One who is sleeping under a quilt is sleeping under love.”
“We are so happy to be able to help out such a great organization,” said Mary Lou. “I had a close friend receive care from Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys and they were so great. Anyone who has ever dealt with the organization is always praising them. They really are a great group of people.”
The group meets the first Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Key Largo Library Community Room located at 101485 Overseas Highway. Anyone interested in becoming part of the charity quilt program, please contact Mary Lou Wilkinson at 305.394.3878.