GILBERTSVILLE – The Gilbert Block Quilters (GBQ) started their club in January of 2000, and they’ve been impacting the communities of Chenango, Otsego, and Delaware counties, with their hand-crafted, quilted items every year. It’s their mission to use their talents to spread comfort and cheer to young and old, and they’ve had quite an impressive year! They made 70 quilts, and some have gone as far away as Afghanistan. They stitch for fun, but this community oriented group aims for the heart.
The Gilbert Block Quilters, with over thirty members, meet twice a month to work on projects, have a “show and tell,” and simply to enjoy each others company. In the winter months, they try to have their work meetings when the Baptist Church has their “soup ‘n sandwich” day to be supportive of the church group. Each year they raise funds for needed materials with volunteers participating in the annual Major’s Inn Quilt Show in Gilbertsville where they have a “boutique.”