Placemats Made from the Heart Delivered with Meals


The Sault’s Stitches from the Heart Quilt Guild made 232 handmade placemats last year which were delivered to senior citizens and individuals with chronic illness through our partner agency Meals on Wheels.  A handmade gift is a wonderful way to express love, affection and caring.

From left to right: Guild members Jennifer Freiburger, Cheryle Finn & Isola Purificati display some of the placemats that have been donated to Meals on Wheels.

“Many of our Guild members will sew placemats at home with leftover fabrics as they are quick and easy to make and are a really nice gift for individuals in our community who receive Meals on Wheels.  I’m told that many people use their handmade placemats at every meal” stated Susie Kainula, “although it is still early, our members have already donated 31handmade placemats so far this year through Meals on Wheels.”

Susie Kainula, Chair of Comfort Quilts, a committee of the Guild that sews beautiful quilts which are donated to members of the community who have chronic illness or a life threatening illness in an effort to provide them with comfort and warmth, also distributes placemats made by Guild members.  Susie stated: “getting one of our hand-made gifts is like getting a hug.  It’s good for the soul. It’s so nice to know that people care”.   About 2 dozen members meet on the second Wednesday of each month Upstairs at Rome’s to volunteer their time and expertise to sew quilts.  The Guild members made 142 quilts last year which were delivered to individuals through community agencies.