The first Monday of every month members are welcome to help make charity quilts at the EOE building at 348 West Pine Street (rte. 70) in Eagle River. Drop in anytime between 9am and 2pm you can bring your sewing machine or not. The ironing and cutting tables always need help. We also put quilt kits together out of donated fabric for members to take home and make a charity quilt. The kits range in all sizes from newborn to single bed. Below are a few of the many quilts we’ve made:
Recent charity quilt donations
In 2019, the Cranberry Country Quilters donated 38 quilts, ranging in size from baby to twin, to various are agencies. These include the Vilas County Department of Social Services for foster children; Seasons of Life Hospice, Ascension Hospital birthing unit; and the VFW Post 8637 for veterens. Guild members also made and filled over 75 toiletry bags for the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Lily’s House).
The first Monday of the month guild members gather at the Eye on Entrepeneur building to sew charity quilts, as part of our Care and Share. We participate in the Mending Project at the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library the second Saturday of the month. In the fall, several members assisted with the Textile Arts 6 week class after school held at the Northland Pines Elementary School.
* Fleece mittens for local charter school system
* Made and donated a quilt to Angel on My Shoulder for cancer victims
* Fleece caps for the Department of Aging
* Sewed and filled toiletry bags for the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault
The quilt donated to Angel on My Shoulder (Click to View):
Angel on My Shoulder Quilt 2016
Mending Project is held at the Olson Memorial Library the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10am – 2pm. The public can bring articles of clothing that need anything from hemming, patching or simply a button replaced.