A group called Quilter’s Etc. regularly donates unique pillowcases to Hamilton Medical Center for child patients. From left are Jacki Boykin, Quilter’s Etc. member; Ann Warren, HMC volunteer; Joann Williams, Quilter’s Etc. member; Leo Marcius, HMC teen volunteer; and Marianna Arms, Quilter’s Etc. member.
DALTON, Ga. – Tractors. Cartoon characters. Butterflies. And more. Children who are patients at Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) get to choose from a variety of pillowcase designs for them to use while in the hospital and to take home. The pillowcases are made possible by a group called Quilter’s Etc.
“We wanted to do something for our community and for the children,” said Jacki Boykin, group member. “And this seemed like a good opportunity. It can be scary for children when they have to be a patient in the hospital. This is something that can make it a little more relaxing for them.”
The group donates the pillowcases to HMC on a regular basis. Hamilton volunteers check in on the pediatric unit to see if a child would like a special pillowcase and then deliver the chosen ones to patients.
Quilter’s Etc. is looking for more help. “We’re always looking for more people to join our group,” said Boykin. Those who are interested can meet at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Dalton Senior Center.