FARMINGTON — Members of a variety of extension homemaker groups in Franklin County came together Friday to make a crazy quilt and crib sheets to benefit the Western Maine Homeless Shelter in Farmington.

It was the Franklin County Extension Homemakers community sewing project.

In one corner of a room at Trinity United Methodist Church, Ellen Nadeau of Wilton sifted through a pile of colorful material scraps, while Linda Myhaver of Chesterville sewed the scraps into 10½-inch quilting squares. Nadeau is a member of the Wilton Day Extension Homemakers, and Myhaver is a member of the Neighborhood Extension Homemakers in Chesterville.

Nearby, Linda Brown and Linda Gramlich, both of Chesterville and from the North Chesterville Extension Homemakers, checked over some of the 72 squares that would be sewn together with a border in between them to make a queen-sized quilt. It will be auctioned off in the fall with the proceeds going to Franklin County’s first homeless shelter, which opened its doors at the Living Waters Assembly of God Church in November 2013.

In the back of the room, Lois King of Jay and a member of the Wilton Day Extension Homemakers, sewed material together to make fitted crib sheets.

Amy Palmer of Industry, a member of the Clearwater Extension Homemakers, was nearby working.


She explained King’s step-by-step process on how the crib sheets were to be made. The plan is to make 32 crib sheets.

All of the material for the two projects was donated, King said.

She and Brown coordinated the event.

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