Quilters to show wares, raise funds


The Stitchin' Hens Quilting Group’s displays during the Texas Mushroom Festival do more that highlight the group’s talent — the highlight the group’s hearts as well.

The local ladies get together one day per week to make quilts and have fun, and this year, as with many others, will display their work, including their Hospice quilts, which will be donated to Hospice Brazos Valley after the festival.

Additionally, the group will sell raffle tickets for a quilt, and will hold a silent auction quilt as well, the proceeds of which will help fund the group’s community service projects such as grief quilts, CPS children's quilts, stuffed comfort bears (given to the Police Department for children in crisis), comfort quilts for children in St. Jude's Hospital, charity raffle quilts, the SonShine Center and First Responders, hospice care, homeless veterans, silent auction, First United Methodist Church summer programs, summer Friday programs with the County Extension Of-fice, and the 14 families evacuated to Madison County during Hurricane Harvey.

For more information, contact Glenda Collard at (936) 348-1173.