In May, we took in 27 quilts, including several Sew for Service baby quilts and lots of quilts made and donated by guild members and their friends!
Thanks to you, we are moving the quilt kits through the process:
… we’ve had volunteers cheerfully selecting fabric for borders, measuring it out, and sewing it on!
… we’ve ordered fresh new backing fabrics in lovely colors and patterns, and we’re busy pairing that up with tops and batting!
… we’re cutting fabric donations constantly, creating kits for tops with fun new patterns!
Please stop by during our work parties, on guild meeting day, and during Open Sew to check out these fabulous kits!
Oh yeah – if you have any spare zipper bags 2 gallon or larger (like the ones bedding comes in at box stores) — Service sure could use them!
If the quilt top you are making for Service does not have traditional borders, please “stay stitch” the edges securely – this is an important step in preparing the quilt for quilting and eases the work of our long armers!
Birthday Quilts – Our birthday quilt list is slowly growing, and you are invited to join the list of those eligible to win a $50 gift certificate to a local quilt shop at the end of the year! Make a quilt, at least 45” x 65”, and donate it to Service in honor of your birthday!
Fabric Donations What are you really going to do with
all those scraps?
If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by your fabric stash
and want to tidy up your creative sewing space — bring
your left-over pieces of high quality quilting cotton
fabric to the Service committee! Your generous
donations are THE primary way we obtain fabric to use
for Service quilts.
Here’s one example of a lap quilt made with donated fabric:
Next work party is June, 1st beginning around
1:00pm (next Guild meeting day). You are welcome to
come lend a hand as we work on kits for Service
quilts, process donations of quilts and fabric, cut
batting, and much more!
We’re specifically hoping a few folks will bring their machines and help piece backings and sew on borders.
Susan Franznick, your Service Committee Chair
and the entire Service Committee Team