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Friday, 10 May 2013 15:24

Hospice Quilters Donate 300th Quilt

(MARLETTE) -- A group of 17 women from Huron and Tuscola counties recently donated their 300th handmade quilt to the United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. Home hospice care and hospice resident patients receive one of the special quilts to provide a little extra comfort and warmth. Every quilt donated by the group is unique in both color and pattern. Brenda Miller of Bad Axe organized the quilting group in 2010 after her family received the quilt given to her brother during his stay at the Hospice Residence in Marlette. Miller became motivated to help support the cause. United Hospice Service Director Randy Foco says the organization is grateful for the group of ladies and their support. He added that the volunteers truly do make a difference in the level of care that is provided. United Hospice Service serves Sanilac, Huron, St. Clair, Lapeer and Tuscola counties.

PICTURED: United Hospice Service Director Randy Foco poses with a group of volunteer quilters from Huron and Tuscola counties who recently donated their 300th quilt to the hospice program. Members of the quilting group include Brenda Miller, Janet Wright, Doris Stimpfel, Sharron Hartwick, Doris Hendrick, Carol Gaszczynski, Elfriede Engelhart, Drucilla Pisarck, Carole Bessler, Linda Downing, Kathy Storey, Mary Helen Pratt, Carolyn Mittlestat, Wanda Lonsbury, Phillis King, Bonnie O'Lary and Sally Anderson.