Quilts for Hospice on Display through 20 June

Members of Arnold's Gloria Dei Quilters with several of their quilts on display in Pasadena through 20 June. From left: Irene Lauermann, Donna Baronti, Phyllis Hauge, Pam Neidig, Jill Lowe, Mary Linda Dreibelbis. (Photo: Elyzabeth Marcussen)

Local craftspeople have been for some time been creating and donating “lap quilts” to patients in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. On 8 June, a reception at Hospice of the Chesapeake gave artists the opportunity to see their work on display while also enjoying other quilters’ work. The event celebrated the exhibition “Wrapped in Love,” which features many of the lap quilts offered by individuals and guilds. Located in Hospice of the Chesapeake’s administrative building (the John and Cathy Belcher Campus, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena), the exhibition, in Gallery 90, runs through 20 June.

Popular themes include patriotic motifs for veterans and whimsical designs for pediatric patients. Among the creations exhibited are quilts by Cathie Logie and various members of the Down’s Park Quilting Club, Friendship Quilters, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Quilters, and Great Circle Quilting Club. Other guilds regularly donating to patients include Comfort Quilters, Eternal Quilters, Faith Baptist, and St. Paul Lutheran Church of Crofton Quilters. Members of another group, Patterns of Faith, crochet afghans.

To schedule a private, docent-led tour of the exhibit, contact Renate Little at 443-837-1512 or rlittle@hospicechesapeake.org.

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