Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott accepts a donation of 45 children’s quilts from Carolyn Douglas, secretary of the Pieceful Discover’s Quilt Guild. (Photo submitted by Karen Callahan)

Pieceful Discoverer’s Quilt Guild

Pieceful Discoverer’s Quilt Guild has been a part of the Grays Harbor Community for over 27 years. A non-profit organization established in 1989 by a small group of like-minded women interested in quilting, the Guild has grown in membership to over 40.

Although it’s not a charity organization, the Guild serves the community in a variety of ways. Members make pillowcases for all children admitted to Grays Harbor Community Hospital, as well as quilts for local foster children through the Grays Harbor Foster Child Program, for wounded soldiers through the American Hero Program, and for Aberdeen’s Snug Harbor program and the United Way Coat and Blanket Drive. The Guild also makes walker bags for local nursing homes.

These are just a few of the projects Pieceful Discoverer’s are involved in. Recently the Guild provided over 40 quilts for Grays Harbor County Sheriff squad-cars to be used during police officers execution of duties to comfort distressed children. Many of the quilts provided to the community are a result of the generosity of The Warm Company’s donation of batting used in the quilts.

Every other year a quilt show is held at Emerson Manor in Hoquiam. Most of the proceeds are donated to Meals on Wheels. The next show will be in 2018. For older women who no longer drive at night, a quilt group meets at Emerson Manor on Wednesday mornings. Many of the members of that group also belong to Pieceful Discoverer’s.

Pieceful Discoverer’s meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the fire hall in Cosmopolis. The meetings are orderly, but relaxed in a warm friendly environment. Members’ skill levels range from beginning to expert quilters. New quilters are encouraged to join. One of the main precepts of the Guild is to teach and learn new skills or new ways to do old skills and to enjoy quilting with friends.