|The women raise money for local churches, charities|
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston:
Members of the Pleasant Quilters club recently finished a quilt for Beryl King of Rocky Mount. Club members are (from left) Lois Black, Janet Mitchell, Nora Stokes, Libby Bondurant and King. In the back row are Janie Murphy, Elaine Plaster, Frances Jamison, Vera Dew, Mary Badman and Dorothy Turner. Not pictured is Julie Gravely.
Monday, December 9, 2013
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
Members of the Pleasant Quilters club from Figsboro recently hand-quilted a large piece for Beryl King of Rocky Mount.
King spent 10 years stitching and embroidering the quilt herself before sending it to the Pleasant Quilters to be finished. The quilters spent three Tuesdays hand-stitching the finishing touches on the quilt for King.
The quilters say they have been meeting one day a week since 1991, quilting for those who need it.
The ladies have quilted hundreds of quilts for people in several other states besides Virginia, according to club member Nora Stokes.
The quilters stitch quilts by hand. They also apply backing and stuffing to the quilts.
There are currently 11 members in the club. They include Lois Black, Janet Mitchell, Nora Stokes, Libby Bondurant, Janie Murphy, Elaine Plaster, Frances Jamison, Vera Dew, Mary Badman, Dorothy Turner and Julie Gravely.
New members are always welcome, as well as those who wish to learn to quilt.
The club does charge a fee for finishing quilts, but all the money raised benefits their respective churches, Salvation Army, Snow Creek Elementary, Henry Fork Center and several other local charities.