The program of Community Quilts is co-ordinated by volunteer convenors who receive and distribute completed quilts, co-ordinate the collection and distribution of tops, fabric and wadding, fundraise to defray costs (especially for the major expense of wadding).
‘Block of the Month’ demonstrations at sewing days/ evenings and bi-monthly community quilting bees have engaged the wider membership in the fun and enjoyment of learning , sharing and the making of community quilts. For BOM patterns click here
Some of our members generously donate their time in quilting, binding and beautifully finishing off tops donated by other members.
We greatly appreciate and warmly welcome donations of quilts, tops, and /or fabric from the wider community to support our programme.
The recipients are often overwhelmed to receive the gift of a quilt. Quilter’s have the extraordinary ability to touch others hearts!
Please contact the community quilt convenor if you would like to be involved in any capacity: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are preferred requirements for some of our Community Quilt beneficiaries. If you would like to ensure your quilt is donated to one of these organisations, please follow these specifications. Patients (or their carers) choose their own quilts which is a lovely aspect of the giving process, forging an intangible link between you, the quilter, and the patient. Many quilters add their quilt label and we receive many, many beautiful cards, notes and letters of thanks.
FEELY HEARTS AND TEDDIES
These are given to patients’ family members – children love to have these to hold and pop into a pocket; keep them small for little hands. Make them from any fabric with a good feel to it eg polar fleece, chenille, soft terry cloth, panne velvet, satin, silk. Fill them lightly with toy filling as they need to be pliable in the hand. Please do not add any embellishments.
Click here for a Feely Heart and Bear Pattern
Click here for the Story of Feely Hearts