By Kristin Bednarski
Miami Township Quilters presented 24 quilts to the Miami Township Police Department during their Jan. 17 meet up at the Miami Township Civic Center.
Jean Morrison, chairman of the quilting group, said the idea behind the project was to provide something police officers could use to comfort children who they encounter in difficult situations.
“They are for the children that for some reason need an extra layer of comfort,” Morrison said. “The policemen will have the quilts in the car with them.”
Morrison said once a child receives a quilt it will be theirs to keep.
She said Miami Township Quilters have always had an interest in helping children, and complete a special charity project each year to give back.
“Since we meet in Miami Township and we meet at the civic center, I thought it was important to do something that would benefit that community,” Morrison said about choosing the project this year.
Sue Kirk, another member of the group, said she thought it was a great project for the group to complete.
“I just feel if we can help the children who have to be taken away from the home for any reason, they need to have a comfort blanket because they are having a hard time as it is,” Kirk said.
Kirk said the quilts turned out beautifully this year.
“It was a joint effort by everyone who comes to the meetings,” Kirk said.
Miami township Assistant Police chief Sue
Morrison said they have completed several other projects for children including donating quilts to Project Linus, an organization that makes blankets for critically ill children, Friends of the Clermont County Library, and more.
Morrison said many children are hurting in the community and country, for various reasons, and they felt this was a good way to give back.
“It’s my belief that if we create peace in the family we will have greater peace,” Morrison said. “If we can do something for children it is a starting point.”
Morrison said the group works on the special project each year during one or two of their meetings.
She said Miami Township Quilters is a group for people of all ages. They meet the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the civic center.
“We work on our own projects, and bring our own things,” Morrison said. “Anyone is welcome.”