Quilting with Love
Submitted by Alice Kraft
The Legacy of Marjie Pippen
In 2010, Marjie Pippen and her quilting partner of 25 years, Alice Kraft, purchased a Statler by Gammill. Marjie quilted her own projects while Alice did quilting for customers. In May 2015, Marjie passed away suddenly. Marjie had been a member of the Presidential Group, a group of eight quilters, who took it upon themselves to do something with her unfinished projects and her stash. The result was an effort that changed lives and raised thousands for worthy causes.
Members of the Presidential Group finished piecing the projects and Alice quilted them. The results were:
· Eight quilts donated to the local hospice group for an auction that raised $21,500
· 25 quilts to a project in Casper for homeless high school seniors
· Four quilts to a local oncology group