2021 – Co-Chairs Debbie Gilmore and Pam Maki
Looking forward, we are going to continue chairing this committee in 2021. With that said, we are in need of making a few changes.
The committee will gladly accept any size quilt, but it needs to be a finished product, as we don’t have a feasible way to get these quilted. This is the time to experiment, practice your quilting or perhaps tie the quilt.
We have a roll of batting to be used for any of these items. We will be happy to cut what you need, just give us your dimensions.
Reminder: Be sure to sign in with us when you hand in a donation, you don’t want to miss out on winning a prize.
The March prize winner was Eileen Rivers. Thank you Eileen for you donation!
Mark your calendars, this month we will again be in the Brownsburg Kohl’s parking lot on Tuesday April 20, 10:30-11:30am. Remember you can find us on the outskirts of the parking lot, with orange cones around our cars.
Totes are still on our porches until in person meetings resume. Feel free to drop off at anytime.. and remember to put your name on your donation.
Last month donations were again given to Sheltering Wings and Brownsburg Meadows.
Also, the GalPals beelet made 54 pillowcases for the Indianapolis Foster Organization for Children.
Many thanks to all who donated this past month. The prize for April will be announced in May.
The February prize winner was Mary Hudon. As shown in the picture, Mary won a 12″x 12″ project box, a Kona color of the year charm pack, thread, crane scissors with holder, a pattern, fun buttons and labels. Thank you Mary!
Mark your calendars, this month we will again be in the Brownsburg Kohls parking lot on Tuesday, March 23, 10:30-11:30 am. Remember you can find us on the outskirts of the parking lot, with orange cones around our cars.
Totes are still on our porches for anyone who wants to drop off their donations at any time. This is contact free and a small surprise is waiting for you inside our totes. Remember to put your name on these donations to be entered in the monthly prize drawings.
The prize for March will be announced in April.
The January prize winner was Elizabeth Coffey. As shown in the picture, Elizabeth won a charm pack, fat quarter, box of buttons, quilt labels, and note cards, all in a nice bag embroidered by Pam. Thank you Elizabeth!
Last month several members met us in the Brownsburg Kohls parking lot to drop off their donations. We thank you! This month we will again be at Kohls on Tuesday, February 23 10:30-11:30 am. Remember you can find us on the outskirts of the parking lot and orange cones will be around our cars. We have also decided to keep the totes on our porches until we start having meetings again. It’s another way to get your donations to us, contact-free, anytime. So far, no one has delivered to our porches, but we hope that will change. We have a little something for each of you that donates this month. Remember to put your name on your donations to be entered in the monthly prize drawings. For our phone numbers and addresses, please check the February Scrapbasket newsletter.
2019 – Co-Chairs Carol Anne Iacobelli & Joyce Kirkendall
Donation Quilts ended the 2019 year with the following final totals:
280 Quilts, 52 pillowcases, 65 microwavable bowl covers, 92 placemats for a grand total of 489 items made for charity.
Thank you to each and every one who made this possible. Merry Christmas and the greatest of New Years!
Carol Anne Iacobelli and Joyce Kirkendall co chairs for Donation Quilts
We have determined that the organizations we will be assisting this year are as follows: Police Dept. and Fire Dept. in Avon, Sheltering Wings, and Witham Hospital Chemo Unit in Lebanon.
- We need your help with microwavable bowl covers. Please make sure to use all cotton fabric, thread, and batting (such as Wrap-N-Zap) for safety in the microwave. We are hoping to see approximately 100 of the microwavable bowl covers so that we can provide not only Avon Police and Fire Departments but the balance of the county.
- Quilts for the chemo unit should measure approximately 48X60 to 48X72 and use mostly cotton batting, as they will be put into a warmer for the patients’ comfort.
- We could also use some baby quilts that will fit in “pack and plays” (measuring 36×36 or 36×40), as Sheltering Wings places their babies in them. They also need twin size quilts, and it was noted that they will begin housing men in the future, so men’s twin size quilts are also needed.
- Hendricks County Senior Services has requested fiddle/fidget mats in lieu of quilted items this year, for their clients who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Resources for these can be found on line.
- Regarding the quilts, just as many as you can make will be a great help, as the hospital services approximately 50 people a week and Sheltering Wings gives the quilts to the ladies and children to keep when they leave the facility.
- Pillowcases or tote bags are always welcome, as well.
Thank you in advance for your great help!