Members of Piecemakers by the Bay quilting guild have remained active during the pandemic, with quilting being a social outlet while members remained at home. The guild meets monthly at Peace Lutheran Church and communicates via website at www.piecemakersbythebay.org.
In 2020 Piecemakers by the Bay distributed many quilts throughout the community. The works of art were delivered to:
• Ronald McDonald House (10 kids quilts)
• Rockport-Fulton High School Project Graduation (two teen quilts)
• The Gabriel Project (nine baby quilts and seven receiving blankets)
• The Pregnancy Help Center - Rockport Branch (10 kids quilts)
• Community in Schools Ministry (21 kids quilts)
• Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans (20 large quilts and 17 lap quilts)
• Gulf Pointe Nursing Home (66 nursing home quilts and 12 fidget quilts)
• Aransas County Children’s Coalition (179 kids quilts)
A total of 341 items were delivered, including 231 kids quilts, 20 large quilts, 17 lap quilts, 66 nursing home quilts, and seven receiving blankets.
“Quilting during a Pandemic” is the current exhibit at the History Center for Aransas County (HCAC). The HCAC is located at 801 E. Cedar St. It is a display of the work of the guild. Quilts range from wall hangings to king size bed covers. Themes are as varied as the members themselves. The title on each quilt describes a theme and provides the name of the quilter.
The last program will be held at 2 p.m. via Zoom Sunday, Mar. 14. The theme is Cathedral Windows.
To get the link for the program visit www.hcfriends.net, events.
A quilt will be raffled to benefit the ACHC. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available at www.hcfriends.net or at the HCAC. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28, the last day of the show.