Hope for the Homeless Banquet
Drawings by Waupaca students were transformed into quilted items by the Pieceful Hands Quilting Guild.
Two large quilts, a small wall hanging and three sets of placemats were then donated to Foundations for Living (FFL), a Waupaca non-profit transitional living ministry.
The drawings were originally made as table runners for FFL’s 2016 Hope For The Homeless Banquet.
“After the banquet in 2016, (FFL) Executive Director Robin Madson approached me and asked if I thought the Pieceful Hands Quilting Guild would be able to make some quilts out of the table runners created by the Waupaca elementary students for the banquet,” said Chris Machamer, a member of the quilting guild. “The group had a great response when they saw the drawings and found out what it would be used for. They were excited to get started.”
Machamer handed out the artwork in October and the finished products were completed just in time for the 2017 Hope For The Homeless Banquet on March 30.
The Pieceful Hands Quilting Guild was started in 1996 by Bernie Mayak and just celebrated its 20th anniversary.
The group makes quilts that are donated for charities or given to friends and families. About 50 members meet the second Monday of each month at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca.
The quilts, placemats and wall hanging will be sold as silent auction items at FFL’s fourth annual Hope for the Homeless Banquet at the Waupaca Ale House.
At the event, Dan Lavold will share his experience with housing a homeless man and the FFL Clothes Closet staff will present a fashion show featuring clothing from their store. The doors will open 5:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.foundationsforlivingwaupaca or from the office at 1421 Churchill St., Waupaca.