Hello fellow Quilters!
The 2018 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! TO DATE WE’VE COLLECTED SIXTY-FIVE (65) 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 sew to the back!
We will have challenges and demos to help build the number of donations we make as a guild. There will be prizes awarded!
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 #centralohiomqgcharity2018 and please tag our Instagram @centralohiomqg so we can see what you’re making!
Along with the creative side is a call for donations. It was discovered that many of the clients were giving the donated meals to their pets. To help, we will collect unexpired coupons for pet food, and items for pets, as well as placemats. When we have a demo day we will have a pet goods drive. The PetCare Wishlist includes: dog and cat food (wet and/or dry); pet toys; leashes; collars; pet food bowls; flea & tick treatment(s), and; stain and odor remover.
Our next charity sew in will be on November 10th at the CML Karl Road Branch from 10AM to 5PM. We will begin a challenge, led by Lissa, and sponsored by Aurifil, at 3:30PM.
You can find details for the placemat challenge on our blog.
Please check back for updates on challenges and demo days. 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.