The ABC, A Better Chance, program is a national, non-profit organization that gives promising minority students an opportunity to receive their high school education at an excellent suburban school. It is a residential program with the students living together in a house in Simsbury. Each student is also sponsored by a local family.
Farmington Valley Quilters goal is to provide each boy who enters the program with a new handmade quilt. We started the ABC Quilt Project in 1997 and each year we have presented at least two students with quilts.
In August 2019, Peggy presented the ABC Quilt to this year’s incoming freshman, Anthony Shaw. He was very thankful for his quilt and looking forward to the upcoming year at Simsbury High School. We also have been busy over the past few weeks preparing the kits for this year’s ABC quilts. Please stop by the table at the September guild meeting to pick up a kit. Finished blocks are due back by the November meeting. The instructions are included with the newsletter (page 7). We will provide a printed copy with the kit at the meeting. The instructions include links to a f ew YouTube videos that demonstrate the Wonky Log Cabin block construction process. We currently have two finished quilts ready to present, but are planning on finishing two more this year to prepare for what we hope will be a large push to get more students in the house next year. As always, thank you for supporting the ABC committee. – Kathie & Peggy