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Kingwood Area Quilt Guild Donates Books to Humble ISD Elementary Schools

 

Dr. Sconzo accepts book donations from Kingwood Area Quilt Guild President Brenda Howard.

 

 
For more than a decade, the Kingwood Area Quilt Guild has shared their love of quilting with the District’s elementary students, donating books about the pastime to each of the campuses. Now housed in each of Humble ISD elementary libraries are more than a dozen books on quilting and the history of the craft.

 

“Our goal is to promote the art, history, and skill of quilting to the younger generations,” Brenda Howard, KAQG President, said. “Quilting is a remerging art among young children as they love seeing how exploring their imaginations can be rewarding and fun.”

 

This year, the Guild donated two books: Peaceful Pieces by Anna Grossnicke Hines and The Nesting Quilt by Cathryn Falwell.

 

Howard believes that quilting can be a great opportunity for children to gain a lifelong appreciation of their creativity.

 

“Quilting isn’t as complicated as it’s made out to be,” Howard explained. “It’s really all about the beauty that results when we let go of the notion of perfection, are not afraid to make mistakes and enjoy what results. One small adjustment can create a whole new pattern.”

 

The Kingwood Area Quilt Guild also sponsors scholarships for local high school students. Last year, they awarded two $750 scholarships to Olivia Ramsey, a HHS graduate, and Natalie Halliday, a KPHS graduate. The Guild also participates in community outreach during Jesse Jones Park’s Homestead Heritage and Pioneer Day and by donating quilts to local organizations.

 

To learn more about the Kingwood Area Quilt Guild visit their website, http://kingwoodareaquiltguild.com