Many thanks to the talented members of the Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild, who donated a handmade quilt to Penn Manor Education Foundation to help raise funds for programs that support families in need.
Called “Modern Bars,” the quilt is a twist on a traditional Amish Bars quilt, inspired by the tidy rows of farm fields that line the Lancaster County countryside. The quilting pattern mimics the rolling hills and creeks found throughout the county.
The quilt was made by more than 55 Guild members, each of whom created 4×4-inch sections that were stitched together during a group sew day. The quilt was created as part of the QuiltCon Charity Challenge, in which modern quilters must follow restrictions on color, design and size to create a quilt to donate to charity.
The quilt was donated to PMEF in support of PM CARES, a program that provides personal supplies to families in need that is supported by the Foundation’s new Strong and Healthy Families initiative.
Throughout the school year, the quilt was on display at Penn Manor schools, and students, staff and community members purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win the quilt. The winner, PMEF board member Jan Mindish, was announced at the Sept. 17 PMEF Annual Dinner.
The raffle generated more than $1,000 for PM CARES.
Thanks, again, to the members of the Guild for this one-of-a-kind donation!