The Christmas Stocking Project was initiated by current President Sue Proia in conjunction with the “Kranky Quilters” Mini-Group in 2008. That first year, 2008, stockings were made & stuffed for twenty-six residents, 19 men and 7 women of the Salvation Army McKenna House Adult Shelter in Concord, NH.
To date we have given a total of 412 stuffed Christmas Stockings.
Our Project begins with a “sit and sew” in July to get the Project started and ends in mid-December when the stockings are assembled and delivered.
Again, a big thank you to those who have already made placemats. We have received so many thank you cards from people who are receiving this thoughtful gift from you.
Placemats are a wonderful mini quilt. You can practice machine quilting, hand quilting, bindings and enveloping. Placemats can be 13″ by 19″ or 12″ x 18″ finished.
Each side tells a story. What a wonderful way to give the Meals-On-Wheels Program clients a ray of sunshine. Because you care this program has been a blessing to many people who are house bound. They have been enjoyed by each person that has received one over the years.
Christmas stocking Project
Placemats for Meals on Wheels
P.O. Box 192.Concord.NH.03302-0192
UPDATE - December 2016
COMMUNITY QUILTS AND PLACEMAT
Doris delivered over 60 quilts for the holidays. These were sent to Merrimack County Home, McKenna House, Salvation Army, Havenwood and Meals on Wheels. We have already gathered another 40 plus quilts to give away soon. The ladies have been so generous with thier materials and time! Keep up the fantastic job
Along with the community quilts we have now taken up making pillow case for Concord Hospital Pediatrics. In December Lorraine delivered 100 pillow cases! We are planning on making deliveries 3 times a year.
Our newest project is we are now doing "Quilts of Valor"
We will keep you posted with pictures, we are so proud of the men and women who serve this beautiful country by protecting us! And this is our way of letting them know we are thinking of them.
Beverly, Lorraine and Jean, Thank you so much for all of your efforts in coordinating this project. Once again it was a great sucess! Many were blessed!
Christmas Stocking Project 2015