The children at Head Start received denim coverlets made by members of Central Kansas Threadbenders. These quilts are useful to sit on during story time. Many of them have at least one jean pocket.
The organizer of this project, Earlene Arnold, told the kids “in the pocket is love and concern so whenever you need some, you can reach in the pocket” and “if there is no pocket, you can rub your hand over the stitching because these were made for you with love and concern.”
Many quilt guild members contributed to this project, especially, Eileen Huslig who volunteered many hours until this project was complete.
Anna from Head Start gave a program on the purpose of Head Start. That is when this project began.
The group found out that Head Start promotes school readiness for young children. Children and their families receive programs about health, nutrition, and other supports. Learning about Head Start helped the organization understand the importance of early education.
The club meets at 1 p.m. every third Friday at Heartland Community Church, 4907 10th Street in Great Bend. Each month there is a lesson on quilting or sewing and time for members to show their newest creations. Guests are welcome to visit two meetings before joining. For more information about the guild, contact Sandy Vink, 620-792-2030.