25th Annual Quilt-A-Thon
Country Stitches of East Lansing will host the 26th annual charity Quilt-a-Thon from 10am until 5pm Friday, January 3rd, and Saturday, January 4th at Country Stitches, located at 2200 Coolidge Rd., one block east of US-127 at Lake Lansing Rd., across from Meijer. Area volunteers will make quilts from quilting materials donated by event participants and Country Stitches for Eve, Loaves & Fishes, and Gateway Community Center.
“The Quilt-A-Thon is a great way to keep the holiday spirit alive year-round,” said Anita Covert, owner of Country Stitches. “Last year, our volunteers made over 75 quilts in East Lansing and over 10 quilts in Jackson for the John George Home. We are very proud of our volunteers who work very hard to help people in need.”
The Quilt-A-Thon will also take place at Country Stitches located in Jackson on Saturday, January 4th. Quilts made at that location will be donated the John George Home.
Volunteers will be tying and finishing quilts on Friday in East Lansing and Saturday in East Lansing and Jackson. Individuals of all skill levels from no experience to expert are needed to make this year’s Quilt-A-Thon a success.
Country Stitches encourages anyone interested in participating in the free Quilt-A-Thon event at the East Lansing store to call (517) 351-2416 and the Jackson store to call (517) 782-7100 to sign up. Volunteers do not need experience in quilting. Donations of 100% cotton fabric and polyester batting are appreciated. Country Stitches will also donate fabric, thread and batting for the quilts.