We are a volunteer organization that creates baby quilts, blankets, hats and booties.
Every baby born at Mason General Hospital in Shelton, Washington gets a quilt!
We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1212 Connection St., Shelton WA. See our calendar of meetings and events for 2023 below -
Christmastown Quilters was started about 20 years ago. There were originally 10 to 11 members.
The first meeting place was St. David's Church in Shelton, WA, and the group made altar quilts. Meetings also took place at people's homes, the Shelton library, the new town hall, and even the hospital.
In 2011, PUD 3 opened a new operations center on Johns Prairie Road in Shelton and offered meeting rooms to the public, so this is now the home for the Christmastown Quilters. In 2021, Faith Lutheran Church on Connection St. in Shelton offered a large meeting space and this is where we now meet.
When the group was meeting at the Mason General Hospital, it was brought to their attention by a doctor in the Obstetrics Department, that quilts and blankets were needed for some of the newborns. It was suggested that, in exchange for the meeting room, the group dedicate itself to making those items for all of the babies born at Mason General (more than 300 annually).
The number of quilts and blankets donated annually has risen from around 12 to over 300.