Kingwood Area Quilt Guild Donates Books to Humble ISD Elementary Schools
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
This year, the Guild donated two books: Peaceful Pieces by Anna Grossnicke Hines
and The Nesting Quilt by Cathryn
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.
learn more about the Kingwood Area Quilt Guild visit their website, http://kingwoodareaquiltguild.com