The opening reception of the show comprised exclusively of charity quilts was held on November 20. The quilts highlighted in the show shall be donated to: the Wounded Warrior Program of the Adaptive Sports Foundation; the Agri-Business Child Development Preschool; Astor Services for Children and Families; the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie; Family of Woodstock Domestic Violence Services; Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; Mountainview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; Philanthropic Educational Organization; University of Albany School of Social Welfare African Partnership for Stronger Communities Project; and the VFW for the VA Hospital at Castle Point.
Thank you to those who showed support by attending the opening event, and a special thank you to those Wiltwyck Quilters Guild members who graciously and generously created quilts and hung them in the show: Dolly Wodin inspired and organized the show and in typical fashion contributed the most quilts and added mastectomy pillows. Liz Edgar made wheelchair quilts, wheelchair pockets, walker pockets and a placemat in addition to the bed quilts she donated. Other Guild members represented were: Roberta Brodie, Susan Gray, Barbara Repko, Anita Rowell, Joyce Schiff, Norma Strothenke and Marie Girard. Thank you to all.