New Mexico Quilters Association is proud to partner with the Interact Cub at Manzano High School to provide instruction in quilting techniques so that high school students may learn how to create quilts. More than 40 quilts have been provided for Manzano’s homeless students. Students identified by the school staff are living on the fringes, in cars, or at a friend’s house. They and their families, if applicable, receive services from the School’s Family Center. A warm blanket can provide comfort and support.
The Interact Club is a junior division of Rotary International, supported by the
Sandia Rotary Club. Their mission is service. Teacher Kelly Dutro is the Club’s sponsor. At the end of last year, students chose quilt making as the Fall 2017 project. NMQA was asked to help. Sewing machines, irons, ironing boards, lots of fabric, quilting tools and books were donated to the school.
The target: make 75 quilts to be provided to students in need. So NMQA volunteers meet with students during lunchtime and afterschool to help. Anyone in the community can help. To date more than 40 quilts have been made.
Donations of completed lap robe and twin-sized quilts will be accepted by NMQA for the Manzano High School homeless students. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manzano student leader, Carmel Kumi (pictured left)
creates quilts for her homeless peers