In the hospice chapel, Steven Garner, right, hangs the first quilt made by hospice volunteers as patient Timothy Minor looks on. Says Garner, ?My favorite quilt is the first one we ever made. We had a lot of personalities trying to come together - three to one square. Everybody was trying to put something on the square that represents hospice. It really brought us together as a team.?
Volunteers use money from quilt sales and raffles to make the patients more comfortable. With the funds, patient rooms have been painted and stocked with coffee pots and DVD players. Patients also have received special foods and comfortable sweat pants and slippers. Volunteers also use their money for special events like bingo nights and holiday parties for the patients.