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Quilt guild crafts placemats for senior Christmas meal deliveries
Riverton Senior Center intern Connie Johnston accepted a quilted placemat from Mitzi Eads of the Wyoming Star Quilt Guild as Melody Olsen looked on. The guild made more than 200 placemats that will be included in the Christmas meals delivered to Fremont County senior citizens this year.

Quilt guild crafts placemats for senior Christmas meal deliveries

Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports

Five women quilted and donated 218 mats.

There will be a nice surprise in the meals delivered to Fremont County senior citizens during their Christmas meal this year. Five members of the Wyoming Star Quilt Guild began making placemats in September for delivery to homebound seniors.

In all, they created 218 placemats. Judy Slinker of the Country Cottage Quilt Shoppe donated 50 yards of fabric and Mitzi Eads, Melody Olsen, Sharon Sotvik, Holly Jansen and Susan Connell began sewing the placemats during their weekly Monday meetings at the Shoshoni Senior Citizen's Center.

Additional fabric was required and the five women just added what was needed to complete the project from their own supplies.

Eads was in charge of the project and contacted the senior centers in Riverton, Lander, Dubois and Shoshoni to determine how many mats they would need to produce.

Riverton received the highest allotment with 100 while 90 went to Lander, 18 to Dubois and 10 remained in Shoshoni.

The idea came from Slinker who heard about the Billings, Mont., senior center doing a similar project. The placemats come in a wide variety of colors and patterns but are all sized the same.

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