Charity Quilting Projects
Interested members of the guild meet once a month at Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Meridian, West Lafayette, Indiana to make quilts for the local women's shelter. We start at 9:30 and work until 3 p.m. Members bring their machines or just come. They can work on tops, layering completed tops, or tying quilts. There is always plenty to do. If you bring a machine you may be piecing a top, stitching layers together and turning quilts, or attaching labels. Tying quilts or layering quilt tops are available for those who don't bring a machine. We have plenty of supplies to use.
Members stay for a few hours or all day. They can bring a lunch or order a sandwich from a local restaurant to be picked up by one member. We always have a good time! You can make quilts at home and donate them too. Email us for more information.
We donated 125 quilts to the women's shelter in 2014, 68 quilts in 2015, 109 quilts in 2016, 54 quilts in 2017, and 42 so far in 2018. We also donate quilts to Jubilee Christmas.
No Charity Quilting November 21 or December 26 in 2018.
Guild members and interested friends get together twice a month at Immanuel Church of Christ, 1526 South 18th Street in Lafayette to make 30-36 inch square quilts with flannel backs for the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at both hospitals. Email us for more information about this project!
Over 350 quilts were donated to the NICU's at both county hospitals in 2017.
You can also make cat pillows. These are pillowcase sized bags filled with fabric and batting scraps left over from projects. The bags are donated to local cat rescue groups. Maximum size 20 x 25, smaller ones gladly accepted! Bring the bags to any meeting to donate.
We donated 156 bags in 2017 and have already donated 99 this year!
Members make quilts for the Quilt of Valor Foundation. Quilts are presented to veterans and are generally made of red, white and blue fabric. Minimum size is 60 x 72 inches and must be all machine done. We have some QOV labels for the back.
We also make pillowcases for various causes.