Hearts and Hands is part of the Extension and Community Association (ECA) of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Lee County. The volunteers of ECA partner with the Family and Consumer Science program of Lee County Extension. For more information about the programs of Lee County Center and FSC please visit the state website: https://fcs.ces.ncsu.edu/eca-3/
or the county website: https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/
As a non-profit organization, community service is part of our undertakings.
Victory Junction:We donated 42 quilts for children at Victory Junction in April of 2023. We hope to break the record in 2024.
We donated 20 pillowcases to Ryan's Case for Smiles in May 2023.
NICU:Quilts should be 36" x 36", 100% cotton fabric, batting, and thread; please do not use minky or metalic fabric or thread.
We have provided quilts to organizations for use and to raise funds through raffles.
We have made financial donations to Hurricane Relief, Camp Royall Scholarship Fund, and collected supplies to be donated to Haven House.
We hold beginning quilting workshops every year, and include classes, demonstrations, and workshops for members during the monthly meetings.
We meet on the first and third Saturdays of the month for a Sew Day. At noon on the first Saturday, we break for a guild meeting.Dates and locations for meetings may be changed due to holidays or conflicts. Check the Calendar page for possible changes.
We gather at the McSwain Agricultural Center in Sanford.
Hearts and Hands presented 5 quilts to veterans at the Sanford VFW 5631 in December 2022 and to 5 separately nominated veterans. We would like to honor our 2022 Quilt of Valor recipients:
VFW pictured above:
Richard Harrison, Marines: 1968 - 1969
Allard C. Hagle, Army: 1994 - 2019
Michael J. K. Diaz Al, Army: 2006 - 2015
Jonathan E. Hackett, Navy: 1996 - 2000
Everett Williams, Air Force: 1996 - 1970
Guild members are encouraged to participate by making a quilt for the veterans, or making blocks for these quilts.
Quilts should be ~ 60 x 76 inches.
Officers for 2022
President: Jeanne L.
Vice-President: Bonnie W.
Secretary: Crystal G.
Treasurer: Pat B.
Librarian: Kimberly H.
Publicity: Terri R.
Membership: Sharon P.
Quilts for Vets: Gail H. and Sharon P.
Raffle Treasure/Hospitality: Pat B.
Webmaster: Bonnie W.
Facebook: Terri R.