Comfort Quilts Exciting News!!
We as a Guild are off to a great start to our Comfort Quilt Year. Thank you to all who offered to help cut KITS for quilts. Some members are coming to my home to cut fabric and others are picking up fabric, patterns and bags to cut kits at home at their leisure. If you have a favorite easy pattern that you would like to use for Comfort Quilt kits, you can come by to pick up fabric from me. If you are looking for a way to use up your stash and need a simple pattern, I have those also!! Cut a few kits. Easy Peasy.
I will be unavailable until after April 10 so if you need fabric or batting from me, catch me when I return. Karen Ottesen will be caring for Comfort Quilts at the March 14 meeting. Ask her if there are new Spaulding students who need a quilt made for them. She can answer your questions about that. I will be at the April 11 meeting.
I am planning a Comfort Quilt event for the 5th Wednesday in May. Watch for news of that in an e-mail blast. See you in the Spring!! 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.