The Narragansett Bay Quilters’ Association meets in East Greenwich, RI.
This 250 member guild brings together people from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond to share, teach, learn and promote the art of quilting.
Letter from the President
This my friends is my favorite time of the year. I love watching all the colors
change, love walking through the fallen leaves, love the crispness of the air in the morning, and most of all the anticipation of the wonderful holidays to come. Time with family and friends, what is better than that….oh yes, sewing as well!
Well, what a great quilt show! It far surpassed all expectations and was so well-
received by the public. Over 526 people passed through the doors and were so
very happy to be at our quilt show. Our reputation reaches far and wide and with
valid reasons, your work is exquisite and so very much enjoyed by all.
We delivered quilts to two locations, the Elizabeth Buffum Chace House and
received a lovely thank you card from them and Operation Stand Down Rhode
Island (see picture) where we received a letter of thanks which reads as follows –
Dear Narragansett Bay Quilters Association,
THANK YOU for the generous donation of quilts to help our local veterans who have sacrificed in defense of our nation and its freedoms. We deeply appreciate your donation, especially now, during uncertain times. Your donation on 10/19/2022 will be used to support the critical mission of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI). Since 1993, OSDRI has been Rhode Island’s leading and innovative non-profit provider of supportive services for local veterans in need. Operation Stand Down annually assists over 2,000 veterans with housing, employment and training, legal and benefit services as well as basic human needs such as clothing and food. Our reach is statewide. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has built and continues to manage over 88 units of housing for low-income disabled veterans located throughout the state from Woonsocket to Westerly. Additionally, we help hundreds more at-risk and literally homeless veterans secure housing in the community at large. Our employment and training, disability benefit, and basic human needs assistance focuses on making each veteran household self-sufficient and financially secure.
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island’s case managers possess over 250 years of combined military service and epitomize the time-honored tradition of VETERANS HELPING VETERANS. Our commitment to providing veterans a “HAND UP – NOT A HAND OUT” is unwavering, but we could not do it without your support.
Erik B. Wallin, Esquire
Our next scheduled meeting is for Thursday, November 17th – the meeting will
start at 6:30 but you can shop from 5:20 to 6:20 p.m. at The Boutique. Please
remember, cash or checks only.