Several female inmates at the Marshall County Jail put their talents to work and created a county quilt.
Josh Pitts, Director of Programs at the Jail came up with the idea of creating a county quilt and the girls being detained in the jail liked the idea as a community service project. Pitts was able to gather the materials needed and spent a few hours each week in the jail library with the inmates as they worked on the quilt.
Pitts said, “The really cool part is some of the girls who knew how to use a sewing machine taught a few of the girls who did not.” The jail had purchased a sewing machine for sewing masks during the height of COVID and another sewing machine was donated to the jail.
The quilt includes T-shirts from area schools and Ancilla along with badges from the various police and fire departments throughout the county.
The quilt is currently on display at the Heartland Artist Gallery in downtown Plymouth and will be sold to the highest bidder. Funds from the event will be donated toward breast cancer research.
Bids can be emailed to Marshall County Jail Program Director Josh Pitts at firstname.lastname@example.org. The current bid is $150.