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Quilting event made a success by community contributions

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By The Staff

To the editor:

Oldham County is a wonderful place to have a small business!!

The Gathering Room Quilt Shop chose to participate in the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge benefiting ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease) this year.

The support of my customers and friends along with the local businesses made it possible for us to reach our goal of donating over 100 quilts for this worthwhile cause. What a proud day it was when we drove to Virginia Beach, VA to deliver 127 completed quilts along with a monetary donation in July.

The quilts will be given to ALS patients and their families as well as some going to auctions and raffles to raise monies for research.

A batting company sponsored the challenge.

Earlier this year we hosted a quilting marathon in Crestwood. We had over 20 participants sewing, cutting, and pressing for two nights and three days, which resulted in finishing 68 quilt tops.

Several local businesses sponsored our endeavor. ... A big thank you also goes out to all the quilters who helped to machine quilt the quilts and the hours of hand sewing which was required to put the bindings on the quilts.

All the fabric and batting for the quilts was donated for the project as well.

Thank you can not cover all the hours of work that went into this huge project.

The Gathering Room just received the “Most Generous Shop” award in the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS.

It was our pleasure to participate in this worthwhile cause and hopefully help provide more awareness of this devastating disease.

It is great to own a small business in Oldham County and know that everyone who is asked will support your cause however they can! Thank you all for your donations and support which made our project a great success!!

 Michelle Klein, owner

The Gathering Room Quilt Shop

La Grange