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North Idaho Youth Quilt Camp

When the North Idaho Quilters guild was planning our first youth quilt camp, we decided to include pillowcases as one of the projects for the kids to sew. Our volunteers helped 31 kids (ages 7-15, several of whom had never used a sewing machine before) learn basic sewing skills and contribute to their community at the same time. Members of the guild donated the fabric, which was precut into kits to be ready for the kids to stitch. Over 50 pillowcases were given to the ConKerr Cancer regional coordinator to donate to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Spokane. The kids were so enthusiastic, and the adult volunteers were so encouraging, it was truly an exciting and heartwarming experience.

Carlene Litz

P.S. Photos can't capture the "energy" we could feel, which was almost electrifying, but the kids' sense of accomplishment was impossible to contain.