September Comfort Quilt Update! Check out the pictures below!
What a great time we had at our “5th Wednesday Event” (on Thursday August 31st!). Nineteen Guild members gathered at Spaulding Youth Center and learned how to make an HOURGLASS DISAPPEAR. There were two designs presented and some quilters created their own!! Each quilter had a kit and chose borders and backing from an array of fabric that was available. Spaulding staff took great care of us. When completed, our Guild will have 17 more quilts to give to persons, families or children in need. At present, I have close to 70 quilts stored. By November 30th I need to have collected all the comfort quilts to be donated for distribution in early December. Thanks to all of you who continue to make this Comfort Quilt project so rewarding for me. 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.