By Wendy Sarubbi | November 10, 2011 11:54 am

“Quilts are like friends – a great source of comfort and warmth,” according to an old quote and the UCF College of Medicine is hoping to create its own quilt that signifies the warm and diverse tapestry of its members.

In conjunction with this fall’s “Healing Arts” exhibit, College of Medicine librarian Faith Schafer-Moody has volunteered to create a “COM Quilt” from fabric and other mementoes donated by medical school faculty and staff members and students. Faith is a dedicated quilter and crafter and some of her work is featured in the college’s Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library.

Faith is asking everyone to donate a piece of fabric, ribbon, a button or a piece of jewelry that has a special meaning to them. Perhaps it is one of your father’s old handkerchiefs, or a piece of lace from a daughter’s wedding dress, or a pin your grandmother wore. Maybe it’s a piece of fabric that speaks to your heritage or culture. Pieces of material should be no larger than 6 inches by 6 inches. And please remember that because donated items will be turned into a quilt, they cannot be returned.

Please drop off the materials to the library front desk. And we ask that you provide a brief explanation of the piece and its meaning to you. We’ll then put the descriptions together in a COM Quilt Book on our website.



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