Gamber church quilting event to benefit Project Linus

March 05, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Whether you are an accomplished seamstress or a neophyte, volunteers are welcome to join the fourth annual Quilt for Charity tomorrow at Calvary United Methodist Church in Gamber.

"You don't have to be a quilter to help," said Genie Corbin, who helped found the Calvary Quilters about a decade ago. "People with no experience can help."

Those who do not sew can iron fabric pieces and finish the quilts by tying layers together.

"You have to tie about every 5 inches," Corbin said. "It would be a valuable, time-consuming service."

This year, as it did last year, the group will donate the quilts to Project Linus, which provides new, washable blankets to emotionally distressed children from infancy to age 18.

"We especially need quilts for teen-aged boys," said Corbin, who has been accumulating patterns that she hopes boys might find acceptable.

About 30 quilters are expected, but there is room for more and plenty of material to sew. Corbin has about nine cartons filled with donated fabric.

"We would love to have more people and more sewing machines, if you can bring one," she said.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Church quilters will provide lunch. The church is at 3939 Gamber Road. Information: 410-795-9343.

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