Community Service

Hello fellow quilters. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful sewing weather. I would like to challenge each of our members to make at least one kid’s quilt during this year.  I will have several kits of quilts, pillowcases and catheter bags for you to make.  If you need fabric, please come see what all the guild has for free!

Our community service project this month (February) is baby things.  That can be diapers, wipes, onesies, bibs, or socks.  I will also have a jar for monetary donations.  Thank you for all you do for others.

Betty M., Community Service Chair

2017 Community Service


Thank you to those who made placemats for the Meals on Wheels project. The recipients truly appreciate the special touch you add to their holiday and beyond. This year we donated 95 placemats!!

2017 Meals on Wheels

Lorraine (far left) and Betty (2nd from right) deliver placemats and 2 senior gifts to Meals on Wheels.

The placemats are approximately 14”x19”.  Any similar size is fine.  Some thoughts:

  • You don’t have to use Christmas fabric, but you can. Some fabric is available from Lorraine or Betty.  This is a great way to use scraps.
  • Consider quilting as you go – at least the top to the batting.  This is great for strips or center theme fabric surrounded by accents.
  • I like to use warm and natural batting if quilting as I go, but other batting is fine if not too thick.  I will have some batting precut at the June meeting for you to take.
  • “Birth” the placemat by sewing the top and bottom (batting between), leaving a small section for turning it right side out. Finish the opening and stitch around the edge to secure.
  • If you prefer doing a binding, consider doing it on the machine to save time.
  • Have fun!  These become addictive and are a great in-between project to whip up.

Sharing your talent with the community is so appreciated!  I wish you all could be with me when I deliver them to Meals on Wheels to see the smiles and excitement!

Allen Community Outreach

Each month guild members collect items for various charities. We are also collecting kids’ quilts for those in need. See Betty M. if you can contribute.


January Allen Food Pantry soup,canned fruit, cereal, peanut butter and macaroni and cheese
February Hope’s Door baby items: diapers, wipes, washcloths, formula, gowns, onesies, etc.
March Hope’s Door children’s socks, t-shirts, underwear, pajamas, etc.
April Hope’s Door hair care products, shampoo, conditioner, combs, brushes
May Hope’s Door packaged snack foods: granola bars, Goldfish, fruit roll-ups, crackers, juice boxes, raisins
June Allen Community Outreach food items: soup, cereals, tuna fish, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter
July Allen Community Outreach school supplies: pencils, pens, notebook paper folders with pockets, folders with brads, Kleenex, dividers, etc
August Hope’s Door school supplies
September Hope’s Door baby items: diapers, formula, jars of baby food, socks, t-shirts, shampoo, wipes, blankets, etc.
October Hope’s Door bars of soap, shampoo/conditioner, feminine hygiene products, washcloths
November Allen Community Outreach food items – NO green beans
December Allen Community Outreach food items