PENNINGTON, NJ - The Pennington Quilters For Kids recently celebrated their achievement of having made 2,000 quilts that have been donated to Quilts For Kids.

This national organization is dedicated to transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts to comfort children facing serious illness, injury or trauma following such natural disasters as floods and wildfires.

The quilters meet monthly at Pennington Quilt Works where owner Jan Crane provides workspace and materials for the group.

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Under the leadership of Debbie Greaney of Delaware Township, this group of volunteers has been meeting since 2011. Over the years, the quilters have developed close friendships while they share their ideas of colors and designs and ways to make the quilts appealing to children.

There are more than 50 members from Hunterdon and throughout central New Jersey and workshops are held monthly. The quilters create unique colorful quilts using fabric donated by friends of the group and companies which provide discontinued or unwanted remnants which would otherwise be sent to landfills. Each quilt is sewn with love and care to bring comfort to children in distress.

When completed, the quilts are delivered to the headquarters of Quilts For Kids located in Fairless Hills Pa.

For more information, visit quiltsforkids.org.