NORWICH – In recognition of National Quilting Day, Saturday, March 16, the Chenango Piecemakers Quilt Guild celebrated by presenting a special quilt to the first baby born that day at Chenango Memorial Hospital.
The guild does this every year and uses this gifted quilt to celebrate their special holiday. This year, the quilt was presented to Alexander, new son of Kaleigh and Matt, residents of Norwich. Alexander was born on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17 and weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces, and stretched out at 20”.
Nancy Carney and Alice Murray, representing the guild, extended the group’s warm wishes as they presented this colorful zoo themed quilt, which was made especially for the National Quilting Day baby. Each year’s handmade gift has a different theme and name. The parents were delighted with the quilt and plan to hang it in the baby’s room with the matching theme.