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Gallery 90 ends year ‘Wrapped in Love’

12/9/2016, 6 a.m.
Hospice of the Chesapeake will wrap up 2016 by honoring some people in the community who deal with needles— crochet ...
Quilts from local quilters’ guilds will be on display until the end of the year in Gallery 90 at Hospice of the Chesapeake located throughout the nonprofit’s administrative building on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus at 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, Maryland. The quilts are donated by the guilds to be given to patients. Elyzabeth Marcussen/Hospice of the Chesapeake

— Hospice of the Chesapeake will wrap up 2016 by honoring some people in the community who deal with needles— crochet and sewing needles.

Gallery 90, the art gallery located throughout the nonprofit’s administrative building on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus located at 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, will feature “Wrapped in Love,” an exhibit of some of the many lap quilts and afghans created by individuals and guilds to bring comfort to patients in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.

Local quilting circles have provided hundreds of quilts with a patriotic theme to give to veterans as part of Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Honor Salutes over the past several years. They also have crafted quilts for its other patients, including whimsically themed quilts for pediatric patients.

Participating guilds include: the Comfort Quilters, Downs Park Quilters, Eternal Quilters, Faith Baptist Church, Great Circle Quilting Club of Odenton, Quilting Ladies of Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crofton Quilters and St. Pius X Prayer Shawl Ministry. Individual quilters with work on display include Millie Gentile, Carolyn Jackson, Mary Linda Dreibelbis and Maria Skidmore.

The exhibit is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. For a a private, docent-led tour of the exhibit, contact Kris Carpenter-Zyla at 410-987-2003, ext. 1328, or email: kcarpenterzyla@hospicechesapeake.org.