Dear fellow quilters: I hope you are able to be inside during this heat wave and also able to continue to work on kids’ quilts. Remember that I have challenged each of you to make at least one quilt for kids in need. I will have some tops finished with backing and batting and just need you to take one and practice machine quilting and then bring it back next month.
This month’s community service is school supplies: pencils, pens, paper, crayons etc. Thanks for all you do for others. See you at our meeting.
Betty M., Community Service Chair
2017 Community Service
PLACEMAT PROJECT FOR MEALS ON WHEELS
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!!
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|
Over the past year, guild members created “red dress” blocks for a quilt to be donated to the American Heart Association. Sindy Rodenmayer of Fat Cat Patterns generously allowed us to use her pattern.
On Friday, February 23rd, The American Heart Association Go Red Campaign held their luncheon/ auction. Our quilt was auctioned off for $475. Thanks to all who contributed!