Hello everyone!It’s time to plan for the QuiltCon Community Outreach Quilt (formerly known as the Charity Quilt).New this year – guild’s will have the opportunity to sell their quilt at Quiltcon with proceeds benefiting Women of Color Quilters Network and the Navajo Quilt Project. I don’t know if we HAVE to sell at Quiltcon or we can find our own charity to donate to. Once more details are available I will let you all know.This is our timeline to create the quilt.
August 12th– design deadline
Please email your design to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by this date. Designs can be any type of drawing, we can work together to create the pattern if needed. You can email me digital designs, photos of drawings, or even deliver hand drawings to me at the meeting that night.
August 19th – voting online
Once all designs are gathered I will set up a google poll to vote on which one we will make.
September 9th– individual kits handed out
At this meeting I will hand out kits and instructions to all volunteers who want to help make the quilt top.
October 14th – individual kits returned
At this meeting I will gather all completed quilt kits.
October 31st – Quilt must be entered into Quiltcon
TBA – sew in to piece the quilt top together
Hopefully we can have a sew-in scheduled for all, but especially for piecing the top together.
TBA- quilting Volunteer needed
TBA- binding and label Volunteer needed
December 18th – photograph of finished quilt submitted to QuiltconHere are the basics from the Quiltcon site. For more information go to https://www.quiltcon.com/community-outreach-quilt-challenge-2022/
Angles come in all shapes and sizes, with varying degrees. While some are more pointed you can also find others that almost seem to flatten out.
You’ll find right angles in most quilts, so the challenge this year is to feature angles that are not 90º in your quilt. Acute or obtuse, let the angles be the focus of the quilt, instead of simply the place where blocks meet.
Use at least two of the colors in this fun citrus-inspired palette.
Moda Bella Solids
Amelia Orange (9900-161)
Fig Tree Olive (9900-69)
Quilts must be twin size, which is approximately 65” x 85”.Please be sure to check the Quiltcon link above to answer any further questions.If you are interested in volunteering to help with any part of the creation of the quilt, please let me know. -Lissa
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 email@example.com.
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.