August Update: Comfort Quilts - News You Can Use I have arranged to use the Community room at Spaulding Youth Center for our 5th Wednesday Sew-In for Comfort Quilts.
It is: August 30, 2017 10 am to 3pm We will be using kits with pre-cut 10 inch squares.
Sue Richardson and I will be demonstrating the Disappearing Hour-Glass (1 and 2) technique. This is a fun, quick and easy way to make blocks for a great looking quilt. We are hoping that you will enjoy the learning opportunity and the company of your fellow quilters. If you have not yet been to Spaulding, I encourage you to join us. The room is large and well-lit. There are plenty of electrical outlets for machines and irons. Food and beverages are provided. I will have a sign-up sheet at both the July and August meetings. I would love to have a large turnout. We have the space.
Directions and a supply list will be available to those who sign up. As of today, we have 53 comfort quilts stored for December. There are many in process. I am aiming to deliver 100 this year. We have delivered seven amazing quilts to students at Spaulding and the second batch of eight quilts are in various stages of completion. Kudos to all who contribute to these projects. I appreciate your work. If you have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! Diane Orlowski
The Comfort Quilt Program provides many opportunities for BMQG members to give back to our communities. Members make small to medium size quilts that are distributed to different agencies which serve children and families in need.
The Spaulding Youth Center Project, started in January of 2016, provides each residential student (56 beds) with a twin-bed size quilt specific to that child’s color preferences and interests. Our quilters have created delightful, one-of-a-kind quilts for each youth as well as a lot of smiles.
Each year we organize work sessions either to sew quilt tops from kits provided by the committee or to cut fabric to make more kits. These kits are also available at each of our BMQG meetings.
This year we also offered three classes to teach members simple ways to quilt the small quilts easily. These classes increased the number of completed quilts turned in!
If you have any questions regarding our Comfort Quilt Program, please contact our Comfort Quilt Program Chair, Diane Orlowski.
Comfort Quilts New Flash: Comfort Quilt Project - January 2017
Thanks to all of you who supported the Comfort Quilt Project this past year. 130 Quilts in All. This guild rocks!! The residential students at Spaulding Youth Center each received a twin-sized quilt made specifically according to their individual requests. Forty-three quilts were delivered in 2016. This was a massive effort by members of our guild and one that was met with much gratitude from the student and staff at Spaulding.
Many families and children in need living in Lakes Region community were gifted with brand new quilts make by the Belknap Mill Quilter's Guild. To the Interlakes Christmas Fund 87 were donated so that the members could include them in the Christmas baskets that they create for these families. There were many tears of joy and gratitude shed.
Thanks for sharing your time and your talent as well as your enthusiastic support. I look forward to working with all of you in 2017. Remember, our guild owns LOTS OF FABRIC, so let's use it.