Nursing home gets gift of quilts

GLOVERSVILLE – Residents of the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home recently received a donation of 46 handmade quilts from the Sew Busy Quilting Guild in Gloversville.

The quilts arrived in the arms of four volunteers, who helped some residents pick out their “perfect quilt” from a variety of colors and styles, a news release said.

“This is really a heartfelt gift – one that represents hundreds of hours of work and dedication to our residents,” nursing home Director Leslie Beadle said in a news release. “I cannot say enough about the value of this donation. I enjoyed helping the residents choose their style and color. Many residents were reminded of quilting in their youth.”

The quilts are being used on each resident’s bed. They will remain at the nursing home for future use.

The Sew Busy Quilting Guild which meets in Gloversville, plans on working until each resident has his or her own quilt. The nursing home has 84 residents.

“Several of our members have had family members receive care at the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home,” said guild Service Committee Chairwoman Kathy Pfeiffer. “When we were approached to consider providing quilts for this facility, we felt it was an excellent way to pay it forward, for the excellent care received.”

The presentation was something of a “quilt show,” with many residents gathered in the west dining room. Guild members carried the quilts around the room and let the residents have a close-up look at them.