Placemats for the Elderly (2012-2013)

We on the Outreach Team are very pleased to announce the completion of the Placemats for Seniors.  This was a very successful project where the whole guild has taken part.  The Placemat Workshop during an Open Sew, was attended by 16 members and we made over 60 placemats during that day alone!

The place mats were for the Senior citizens in our various towns as our Outreach Project for 2013. These will be delivered to the Senior Center for use at one of the monthly luncheons and to be delivered to Senior Shut-Ins receiving Meals on Wheels.

Any unallocated placemats were collected at the March meeting and Andie donated these to  The Town of Lancaster for delivery to Senior shut-ins and those receiving meals-on-wheels, who are unable to make it to the Senior Luncheons.  We have received many, many thanks from all the towns we have delivered placemats to.  We thank you all, on behalf of the towns and from us on the Outreach Team.

Here is a re-cap of where the placemats went.  Thank you to the guild members who were the contact people for the towns, delivering to them the placemats we made.

  • Lancaster:           35 placemats delivered by Andie O.
  • Bolton:                 55 placemats delivered by Bonnie B.
  • Clinton:                80 placemats delivered by Ann H. and Mary P.
  • Hudson:               80 placemats delivered by Laurel G.
  • Lunenburg:          35 placemats delivered by Cindy J.
  • West Boylston:     15 placemats delivered by Christa N.
  • Sterling:                30 placemats delivered by Linda K.
  • Acton:                   64 12″ table runners delivered by Debby F.

After a year of incredible activity with our Veteran’s Quilt project to complete 104 quilts for local veterans housed in shelters the membership decided to work on smaller and quicker projects but with no time pressure.

 Click here for the placemat pattern.

Our First Delivery – On Tuesday was on March 12th, 35 quilted placemats, made by Mothertown Quilters, were delivered to the Senior Center in Lancaster, MA. They will be used to cheer up senior residents who partake of Meals on Wheels as well as to “decorate” the Senior Center during senior community lunch dates. The director and staff were so appreciative that they donated 2 tickets to the upcoming special presentation by the Friends of the Lancaster Seniors, “Aine Minogue..Celtic Harp and Song”. The tickets were raffled at our March guild meeting, the proceeds of donations to be used for future Outreach expenses.OutreachPlacemats