Christina Seaman of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade took up quilting in 2000 and became an avid quilt maker. She works with colorful fabric and all kinds of quilting methods from piecing to appliqué, many also with beautifully finished backings. Over the years she has given quilts to family and friends, and now she has a heart for Haiti.
Mrs. Seaman and her husband moved to the Glade and joined St. Francis of Assisi one and a half years ago. She provided a wide selection of designs and colors in a sale of more than 50 various-sized quilts that was held Memorial Day weekend in Sheehan Hall for funding the Kobonal Mission Project in Haiti, which St. Francis of Assisi supports. Most of them sold on Saturday afternoon before Mass, resulting in a sellout before Sunday’s last Mass even began.
Father Glenn Meaux, who began and still runs the mission in the central mountains of Haiti, comes every year to visit St. Francis to thank parishioners for their generosity. He has been working at the mission for 32 years. Mrs. Seaman presented the check from the proceeds of the quilt sale to him at Mass on June 12.