Remember loved ones in ‘Our Lives Matter’ Quilt Project in Blair County

The “Our Lives Matter” Quilt Project is coming to Blair County, and those who have lost a loved one to drug or alcohol causes are invited to take part.

Workshops will be hosted by the Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program at 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and/or Nov. 13.

The “Our Lives Matter” Quilt Project is an invitation to keep the memory of loved ones alive and to make their voices heard. Don’t miss this opportunity to memorialize a loved one who lost their battle to drug or alcohol causes.

Participants do not need to know how to sew, and there is no charge to participate; however, registration is appreciated.

All supplies and assistance will be provided.

The Blair County Quilt Project is supported by International Overdose Awareness Day event coordinators, Healing Hearts, Blair County Victim Wit-ness Program, Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program, Families United for Change, The Addict’s Parents United and PRO.A.

Participants may bring a photo that can be copied onto an iron-on transfer. Participants may purchase and bring their own cotton fabric chosen to reflect their loved ones’ interests.

The fabric must be 3 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches. There will be fabric on hand that participants can use.

Completed panels will be joined to represent the lost lives in Blair County. It will be on display locally at a later date. They will be on display the entire month of September every year at the State Capital building in Harrisburg.

Contact local coordinator Michelle Lynam at 312-7624 or mlynam2@aol.com to register or for more information.

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