The “Bobb-In Quilters” of Merrill donated a dozen handmade quilts to HAVEN. The quilts will cover beds in HAVEN’s new domestic abuse shelter, set to open next month in the former Lincoln County Annex building on Eighth Street in Merrill.
The quilters are a group of ladies that have met at Merrill Area High School for a number of years. Early this spring they decided to make as many quilts as possible for HAVEN’s new home. To date they have made 14 bed size quilts and many baby/child quilts. The bed size quilts will remain at the shelter but the baby/children quilts will go home with the child. The quilters will continue to provide one bed size quilt a year plus make the baby/child quilts as needed.
“On average we had 9 to 17 ladies sewing on the projects,” said Bobb-Ins coordinator Laurie Smith, who is the Family & Consumer Ed teacher at Merrill High School. “Material was donated, and professional quilting was done. We are very proud of our project and would like to share not only our accomplishment but the need of support for HAVEN.”
The grand opening of the new HAVEN shelter and office facility is scheduled for Dec. 8.