In the community

They gather, they quilt, and they help local causes

Christy Saylor, left, demonstrates how to do a charm quilt on point for Treasure Valley Quiltmakers club members at a meeting in October. The club meets the third Thursday of every month. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – When Carolyn Ward was about to retire as office manager of Nyssa High School a few years ago, she was looking for a hobby to fill her time. A friend recommended the Treasure Valley Quiltmakers club. 

Ward had no experience with quilting, but she tried it. 

“I did it and I fell in love,” said Ward. “It’s like painting in a way, because you’re putting all these colors together to make a visual.”

Since the early 1980s, the club has met inside St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ontario. Every third Thursday of the month, roughly 20 . . .