20:12 PM 9/27/2016
Outreach Notes
Founded 1981
Quilts and Coffee Classes
North Star Quilters Guild - PO Box 5814 - Grand Forks, ND  58206 -nsquilters@aol.com
Outreach – Guild Philanthropy
December 2 Outreach Day
We donated 95 quilts to NEHS for foster care children at our December meeting! Janet Burns was on hand to receive them. We are so proud of our members talents and generosity!

Outreach-Quilts-June-2017 Next donation date is the June 2 meeting.

Coming Up
We are brainstorming project ideas that would entice you to participate in October Outreach. We had such a great turn out last October. That makes it worth all the preparation! We provide the fabric and everyone cuts, sews and presses for outreach.

If you have suggestion please let us know. Here are some possibilities:
  • String Pieced Foundation Blocks-these always turn out beautiful-helps us use up the small pieces.

  • Cutting Workshop-no machines needed

  • 4 Patch and Snowball Quilts-Teamwork (the last time we did this, we turned out 7 tops!)

  • Prepping Tops with Backings and Batting

  • Learn a technique to create a block by Missouri Star

  • Jelly roll project
We might take a vote!

Regarding 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.

Outreach Donations
95 quilts in June 2017