Published December 8, 2005
A group from St. Anna Church has formed the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Quilters, raising nearly $1,000 with a quilt raffle benefiting Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home in Atlanta.
The members of the group worked together on the quilt each week for five months and are challenging quilters at other churches to make a quilt for next fall’s fundraiser.
Fabric for the quilt was donated by Bill and Gina Griego. Mr. Griego’s mother, Marie Kaylor, worked with OLPH for many years as a nurse at Piedmont Hospital and through this affiliation the family developed a love for this charity. They decided to begin a quilt ministry to benefit the Home.
The St. Anna quilters recognize the crucial work the Hawthorne Dominican sisters provide through their dedication to terminal cancer patients at their Atlanta facility, and the quilting project provided fellowship and raised awareness and funds for this important endeavor.
The 2005 quilt was machine pieced with over 50 different fabrics and then hand quilted.