The Donation Quilts function of the Guild provides quilts various segments of the community. We provide quilts for children in emergency situations such as hospitals, shelters, police and fire stations. We also provide quilts to veterans in demonstration of our appreciation for their service to our country. The Guild was asked to supply placemats and mugrugs/coasters, as well as 36″ x 36″ lap quilts for the Seniors in our community.
New for 2019 –
- We are providing throw-size quilts, about 45-55″ wide by about 72″ long, to be used at Witham Hospital in Boone County for patients while they receive chemotherapy treatments. These will be put into a warmer, so please us cotton batting (80/20 is okay).
- We will be making microwave bowl cozies for Fire and Police Departments, starting with Avon, and expanding as we have enough to share even more. If you need a pattern for these, you can download one here. BE SURE to use all-cotton batting and thread, to be safe for use in a microwave.
- Pillowcases or tote bags are always welcome, as well.
August 2018: The Donation Quilts committee needs all of us to meet the needs in our community. If we all do a little, together we will give much. Choose a step or two and share your skills and talents.
Patterns: Do you have cute but quick patterns for kids, place mats, wheelchair or lap quilts?
Fabrics: Next time you sort your “collection”, pass along those pieces unlikely to make it into a planned project. Remember – the global fabric collection is Fake News.
Designing: Do you love helping diverse fabrics make new friends? Lend us your creative vision.
Cutting: A bit OCD? Really into accurate detail? Well-prepared pieces make putting a top together a breeze.
Piecing: Love puzzles? No long-arm? Pick up a kit of pre-cut pieces for a top and return when completed.
Quilting: If you love this part of the quilt-making process, take a kit which includes top, back and batting. We’ll try to include the measurements to help you choose.
Labeling and Delivery: We can use help delivering items to Sheltering Wings in Danville, Children’s Bureau in Plainfield, Family Promise in Avon and Hendricks County Senior Services. It would be great to have members in each town to take this on. We are hoping to sew labels at meetings again, as we have done in the past.
Hopefully, one of these steps called out to you! Everyone is invited to be a part of our service to our community. Questions, comments, ideas? Feel free to contact the head of the Donations Quilts committee.