Many newborns at Winona Health receive an extra warm welcome thanks to the generosity of talented quilters. Members of the Winona Area Quilters Guild recently gave 17 hand-made baby blankets to the Winona Health Family Birth Center.
“Our members have been donating quilts to the Family Birth Center for more than twenty years,” said Guild member Joey Hawkins. “We all love to quilt and we enjoy bringing them in for the babies at Winona Health.”
“I love giving the quilts to the babies” said Diane Passehl, a nursing assistant in the Family Birth Center. “The look on a new parent’s face when they receive a quilt for their baby is just awesome.”
All donations to Winona Health are made through the Winona Health Foundation. To learn more about the Winona Health Foundation, visit winonahealth.org, or contact the Winona Health Community Engagement Department at 507. 474.3328.
Photo: Members of the Winona Health Family Birth Center staff receive a gift of hand-made quilts from the Winona Area Quilters Guild. Pictured: front row kneeling: Marie McCann, Second row L-R: Diane Passehl, Cindy Strobush, Nancy Schneider, Jodi Haag, Third Row L-R: Joey Hawkins (Winona Area Quilters Guild member), Bonnie Moen, Sam Ewing, Wendy Peck, Kris Cichon