Welcome! Thank you in advance for your efforts on our TWO charity sewing drives!
One: ProMedica cotton masks for covering n95 filter masks (<click there for the pattern) We have a goal of 100 masks, that’s about 3 per person. Grab your cotton fabric and elastic but hey, non-stretchy ties are okay, too. Note – the idea is not to replace real filter masks, but rather to cover the real filter mask with a washable, reusable cotton cover so that the n95 masks (that masks that are in short supply) will be safe to reuse. Learn even more here.
Two: Support the kids participating in summer camp at the OSU chapter of Camp Kesem. What is Camp Kesem? It’s a national non-profit that offers a free, week-long summer camp for children who have had a parent affected by cancer. Learn more about them here.
We are putting our skills to good use in a goal to create two hundred simple, drawstring backpacks for the kids at this camp. Click the links below for the instructions that accompany this fun charity effort, and, as always, this is not limited to guild members only.
Previous Years Efforts:
The 2019 charity is Meals on Wheels. We will be making placemats that will be distributed to their clients along with the meals to brighten their day. We’ve already surpassed our goal of 100! Let’s keep it going!
As of July, we had collected all these beautiful placemats!
IN 2018 WE DONATED OVER 90 PLACEMATS!
Placemats should be made in one of three sizes:
Small – 10″ x 14″
Medium – 12″ x 18″
Large – 14″ x 20″
There are no requirements in regards to designs or fabrics. Just think of something that would brighten someone’s day. We have official Guild labels printed to adhere to the back!
We are coming into the final quarter of the year. Please consider charity sewing as you plan your sewing time, and help give us a final push to success. We are still awarding prizes for those who participate.
For anyone interested, we will work together at the sew-in October 26 to create more placemats! Bring your orphan quilt blocks if you have them. Reach out if you have any questions.
You don’t have to be in Guild to help in our effort. We are encouraging participation from the quilting community as a whole, and ask that you share your makes and spread the word using the hashtags #modernquiltplacemats #centralohiomqgcharity and please tag our Instagram @centralohiomqg so we can see what you’re making!
If you have any questions, or need a mailing address to submit your placemat(s), please email our Charity Chair Lissa, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to share that for our 2017 charity Days for Girls we made 58 shields and so many liners, we didn’t even count them. Lots of liners! Below are photos of the finished shields and the step-outs that we used.
Our sew-ins were at the CML Dublin Branch library on March 25th and again on September 23rd. Many Guild members sewed throughout the year at home.