Women’s Honor Farm inmates to donate 100 quilts to homeless

On Monday, inmates at the County Jail’s low-security Women’s Honor Farm will donate 100 quilts to local homeless shelters.

The quilts and afghans were hand-made by women inmates, who will present them to Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County officials to give to clients of the Prado Day Center and the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter in San Luis Obispo at 2 p.m. Monday at the Honor Farm.

The Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that it offers a sewing program as a rehabilitative tool at the jail, helping inmates develop communication, social and goal-oriented skills and building camaraderie between them.

“This project has so many positive ramifications. It alleviates tension, promotes communication, develops new skills, and most importantly, they are learning what it feels like to be a value to society, to someone in need,” Senior Correctional Deputy Piotrowski said in a written statement.