Local business Connie’s Quilters Hide-A-Way at 310 E. Beale St. has made a donation to KRMC’s Catch It Early Program.

Taking inspiration from a quilting novel she read, quilter Sharon Taylor stitched together a plan. Together with owner Connie Kettelhut, she assembled and sold quilt block kits to be part of a “Quilt Pink for Life” project. They sold each kit for $5, and each buyer created a block and returned it to Connie’s to create an entire quilt. They made total of 10 quilts this way and raffled them off on February 25th, raising nearly $2000 for the Catch It Early program.

Through community donations and grants from Susan G. Komen Arizona and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, KRMC’s Catch It Early program provides free or low-cost breast health services to area women.

Catch It Early program director Teri Williams said “This gift from Connie’s Quilters is truly a blessing to women in our community. Every dollar will go toward providing mammograms for local women who could not otherwise afford the screening.”

If you would like to contribute your quilting skills to next year’s fundraiser, contact Connie’s Quilters Hide-A-Way at 928-753-9096.

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