Sargent & Lundy’s new Quilt Club recently wrapped up several inaugural projects, making quilts to donate to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and the Linus Project.
The idea for the club originated when two quilters decided to seek out co-workers who might be interested in getting together to create quilts and contribute them to charitable organizations. The Quilt Club meets regularly at lunch to plan their projects and share advice. The group includes expert quilters and those with little or no experience who are interested in trying something new while contributing to worthwhile organizations.
As a holiday project, the Quilt Club offered a quilt created by the group in a silent auction at Sargent & Lundy’s Chicago headquarters. During the auction, the quilt was displayed on a different floor each day. The money raised from the auction was donated to Avenues to Independence, a non-profit that provides homes, jobs, and community living programs to Chicago area adults with physical, intellectual, and other developmental disabilities.