More than 150 afghans and lap quilts made by San Luis Obispo County Women’s Honor Farm inmates were donated Monday to Stand Strong, an organization that offers services to victims of domestic violence.
“Many of our female inmates have been victims of domestic violence or child abuse,” said Senior Correctional Deputy Piotrowski in a statement. “Sewing the quilts for those with similar experiences has been a rewarding experience and helps them feel connected. Quilts are very useful during counseling sessions as they offer comfort, warmth, and safety. We hope the clients will cherish these gifts long after receiving services from Stand Strong.”
In the past, Women’s Honor Farm inmates have also donated handmade vests and capes for children battling cancer, baby quilts and bibs for a local pregnancy support group, teddy bears for the Get on the Bus program, and pajamas and blankets for the homeless.