The Grange, which has donated a quilt each year to the NFPA so that it may be auctioned at the association’s annual conference, has been a partner of NFPA for several years.
NFPA President Irene Clements said she believes the quilt will be wildly popular at the Association’s annual conference, to be held in Chicago, Ill., June 15 through 18, 2012.
“It is beautiful. The colors are incredible,” Clements said about the oversized quilt.
This year’s quilt came from the Grange’s Eastern Region, made up of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, West Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina and the District of Columbia.
The quilt was put together by Barbara Gross of Pennsylvania.
“The National Foster Parent Association, like the Grange, looks to better the quality of life of individuals,” National Grange President Ed Luttrell said.
Local Granges throughout the United States are active in participating with foster agencies, gathering supplies for children at the beginning of the school year, hosting Christmas festivities, serving as foster parents themselves, and in many other ways.
“Granges in hometowns across America do wonderful work for foster children and with the National Foster Parent Association,” Luttrell said. “On the National level, we are proud to support the association in many ways, including through the quilt donation.”
The quilt was on display during the Celebration Banquet at the National Grange’s 145th Annual Convention, held Nov. 8 through 11 in Tulsa, Okla.