PARIS — This autumn Gathering of Eagles Ministries held its American Indian Youth Quilt and Blanket Drive. Members began collecting quilts from the Pine Needles Quilt group of Norway/Paris, then other quilt groups from Pine Tree Quilters of Maine.
People who did not make quilts asked if they could contribute a blanket. Still others donated throws, bedspreads, comforters, afghans, hats and mittens. Some local churches had blanket drives.
When all was totaled 202 items were sent to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The cost of shipping was donated by Pat Saccu of World Fulfillment in Farmington, Conn. John Perdion of Pilot Freight provided the delivery from packing to final destination.
Items are being collected to be sent next fall. To donate call Wolf at (207) 743-6822. New items are preferred, but used items in good condition are accepted. Babbling Brook Quilt Shop in South Paris will continue to be a drop off point.