Over 50 quilts made for Tearmann House
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Atlantic Fabric staff member Connie Murphy, left, has been involved in the Share the Warmth project since it started. She was working on the 53rd quilt of the weekend with Rebecca MacCallum on Oct. 5.
The 12th year for the Share the Warmth project was the most successful one at Atlantic Fabrics in New Glasgow yet.
Usually volunteers make over 40 quilts for Tearmann House over a few days. By late Saturday morning, they were already working on number 53.
“It’s a nice project to keep people warm in the community,” manager Debbie Greene said.
They were making quilt tops and tying them together Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the store.
Communities were allowed to participate at home this year, resulting in a donation of 15 quilts from the Mill Brook and Area Community Club.
All staff members at the store volunteer some of their time and community members drop by to help.
Greene said there are six people that come back every year.
Rebecca MacCallum is one of those people.
She has been volunteering for years and said she does it because it’s a good cause.
“There’s not many sewing volunteer activities you can get into,” she said.
The program happens at all of the Atlantic Fabric stores and goes to different transition houses in the community.
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