Charity Quilting Projects
Interested members of the guild meet the third and fourth Wednesdays 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 2 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 47 quilts in 2018. We also donated 15 quilts to Jubilee Christmas in 2018. In 2019, we have donated 45 quilts to the shelter, and 15 quilts for Jubilee Christmas.
Guild members and interested friends get together on the first and third Mondays 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. They donated 382 quilts in 2018.
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 18 x 22, smaller ones gladly accepted! Bring the bags to any meeting to donate.
We donated 156 bags in 2017 and 117 in 2018! So far this year we have donated 156 bags to various animal charities and vet clinics.
QUILTS OF VALOR
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.