Bonnie Jones, quilter extraordinaire belongs to two quilting groups here in Fallon. One of the groups has about 32 members, and meets every Monday at Oasis Church on South Maine Street and sew from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All year long the quilters have been making quilts for donation and today was handout day. Last week the Hearts of Gold quilters delivered 97 homemade quilts to three separate organizations in the community – CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Wishing Tree, and Care Net.
The quilts will all stay here in Fallon to go to people who can really use them.
The money earned from the Cantaloupe Festival raffle quilt helps to pay for supplies for these beauties, and the group thanks the community for purchasing tickets.
Quilters of all skill levels are welcome to join.
Additionally, local Fallon quilters donated the following:
Warm fleece homemade Shawls, 64 of these went to Homestead Assisted Living.
These will keep the residents warm all year round according to Ruth the coordinator.
The clubs can use fleece or people willing to sew these simple but wonderful warm shawls.
Photos courtesy Bonnie Jones.