March 3 Outreach Workshop What a great outreach day we had after our March guild meeting! Over 25 worker bees showed up to sew jelly roll quilts into blocks for 10 to 15 quilt tops using two patterns! Many blocks went home to be sewn into quilt tops, and several tops have already been turned in! Check the Outreach table at upcoming meetings to pick up a top for quilting or binding.
We all had an exciting time opening the 3 boxes of fabric donated for outreach from a quilt shop in Colorado. This box also included 3 jelly rolls, which were immediately cut up and made into blocks! We had fun sorting the beautiful cuts of fabrics and panels into coordinating bundles. Many wonderful kits of fabric ready for our members to take home and assemble at the next several guild meetings!
We hear that Stashbusters spent a day assembling backings and cutting batting for the tops already donated to Outreach. They will be available for the taking for those willing to quilt the layers together! Thank you to all of our satellite groups for designating one or more of their meetings toward outreach!
Finished Quilt Size What size quilt tops are needed? Rule of thumb: 45 x 60 inches or larger, up to king. However, we are happy to receive any size and appreciate the effort that everyone puts in. Pillowcases are always welcome!
December 2 Outreach Day We donated 172 quilts and more than two dozen smaller items to NEHS for foster care children in 2017! Janet Burns was on hand to receive donations at the December Christmas party. We are so proud of our members talents and generosity!
Mark your calendar: Quilts will be donated to NEHSC at our June 2 meeting.
Regarding Fabric Donations We are also looking at ways to process the fabrics we have on hand into kits for our members to assemble. We want to get better about FIFO. Fabric in, Fabric out!
We have been overwhelmed with fabric donations as of late. We would like to put a hold on general donations for a while.
We only need bright or child friendly fabrics at this time.
Please make sure all donations are 100% cotton.
We cannot accept bits and pieces unless they are already cut into 5" squares or 2 1/2" strips.
Thank you for all you do for outreach!
Outreach Coordinators: Marilynn & Sandy
Outreach Guidelines The guidelines regarding outreach quilt donations were reviewed in August 2017. Read the guidelines published in the September 2016 guild newsletter.