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Quilt guild creates comfort quilts for first responders
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Members of the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild put together handmade quilts last week for the First Responders Comfort Quilt project at the Bowen Center for the Arts. - Photo for the Dawson County News

The Heart in Hand Quilt Guild held its first charity workshop of the year last week at the Bowen Center for the Arts where members produced 20 quilts for the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office as part of the First Responders Comfort Quilt Project.

During the guild’s club meeting earlier in the week, Sheriff Jeff Johnson spoke to the members and thanks them for their help in providing handcrafted quilts for first responders throughout the year.

The quilts are given out by deputies to provide comfort to children in need, accident victims and victims of domestic violence.

Participating quilters were Kat Tomiczek, Cathy Courier, Annette Russo, Patricia Bourne, Cheryl Lorence, Barbara Venable, Jan Fambrough, Sandra Curle and quilt club president, Sylvia LaFalce.

For the guild’s next charity project, the quilters plan to make items for the Dawson Senior Center. They will be preparing tissue box covers for the cold season.

To contact the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild, email Sylvia LaFalce at

The Art Center is located between Lanier Tech and Dawson Junior High just north of the Historic Dawsonville Square. For more information contact Ginny Greenwood at (706) 216 ARTS (2787) or For additional information, visit