Rosewood Girl Scouts Make Quilts

Three troops from the Rosewood Service Unit of Girl Scouts made quilts this month for children in hospitals.

Some of the 17 fourth- through seventh-grade girls who participated in the event March 7 had never used a sewing machine before. They sewed blocks which consisted of a front, batting, and a back, and adult volunteers assembled the blocks into finished quilts.

The quilts will be donated to Sewing Angels, a nonprofit group that gives quilts and blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children in local hospitals.

The service unit, which includes schools from Roseville, Maplewood, and Falcon Heights, has been hosting the annual event to make quilts for charity for nine years.