Carole Ross

  • Traveling Quilts Will Offer Twice The Comfort

    Detail of one of the squares created by a child during the Breakfast With Santa event at Newtown Middle School in December. Children were invited by Newtown resident Jan Brookes to decorate a fabric square, which was then to be used to create a comfort quilt on behalf of Newtown to replace one that went missing from the town’s collection in spring 2013.

  • Newtown Resident Doubles The Comfort

    Two "Comfort Quilts" will be on display at the Newtown Municipal Center at Fairfield Hills, by next Wednesday, September 15, said Carole Ross, administrator for human resources for the Town of Newtown.

  • Missing Comfort Quilt Stymies Paying It Forward

    The Comfort Quilt is one of 250 quilts received by the Town of Newtown, following 12/14. The plaque that accompanied its arrival in Newtown tells a special story.

    Created in 2001 by the children of St Hilary Catholic School in Fairlawn, Ohio, the 35-block quilt was first presented to the students of St James Catholic Grammar School in Red Bank, N.J. after 9/11, as a tangible display of the thoughts and prayers sent their way.

  • Artist, Town Workers Stitching Together Memorial Quilt Preservation Effort

    When local artist and quilter Stefanie Lagana arrived at Newtown Municipal Center one recent afternoon to begin planning for an exhibit of her own handiwork, she became immediately concerned seeing several of the memorial quilts that were delivered to Newtown in the wake of 12/14 billowing and buckling.

  • Volunteers Sought To Populate Newtown With Hearts Of Hope

    Hearts of Hope are hung in public spaces, and each is accompanied by a tag along with a note from the person who panted the heart (not shown in this photo).