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Really cute quilt!! Our subdivision also has a weekly get-together that you can take a kit & completely finish the quilt or do the top & someone else will do the rest. These quilts are for children from abusive homes.
I am the current president of our local guild here in Midwest City and we give away 20 - 40 quilts a month to different organizations in our area (i.e., hospice, Tinker AFB Family Advocacy Program, Police Departments, Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, local Youth Shelter, Unwed mother's home, etc. We have 2 days a month that are strictly charity quilting days plus we have ladies that are always making quilts at home.
Great work. I always believe just because they are charity quilts doesn't mean they have to look like they are. I have had people say some of my charity quilts are too good to give away!
Very nice, I like the colors they gave you.
This quilt clearly demonstrates that a simple pattern and well chosen fabric can make a striking quilt. It looks great and will make a welcome addition to your guild's Community Outreach programs. I wish all guilds would participate like yours.
I'm in a small Guild that makes Comfort Quilts. In October we gave away 40 quilts to each of 3 organizations- total 120 quilts. Plus- Many more during the year, and hats, mittens, scarves, totes. We have a work night monthly for layering and squaring up, some Quilt til you Wilt sewing weekends, and wonderful members who package up kits so you can take them home and sit 'n sew. Much larger Guilds nearby don't do a fraction of what we do for the community. Isn't it great to be part of something so wonderful?
Yes, it is wonderful how much a guild can contribute to the community. Bolt to Bed is just one of the events the MVQG holds. Members make comfort quilts, patriotic quilts, and pillowcases throughout the year. They are usually exhibited during 'show and tell' at the meetings, and then distributed to various groups that need them. I took this off the web site of the MVQG - that's 607 comfort quilts last year!
Deliveries in July:
•10 to Forever Home for foster children
•12 to Marion County Human Services (early childhood)
•12 to Liberty House
•11 to MaryLu Snodgrass for Methodist Church
•12 to Inter-faith Hospitality Network
•18 to Salem Hospital
GRAND TOTAL Received for the 2009-10 year
•Comfort quilts (all sizes): 607
•Patriotic quilts: 66
Can you share the pattern with us or direct us to where we can find it? I'm having a problem figuring out how to place the fabrics in the original 9 patch.
Last edited by Pinkiris; 11-04-2011 at 04:09 PM.