Charity Projects Open to Volunteers 

The guild’s charity projects welcome volunteers throughout the year. 

 

Comfort Quilts

Who: Carol Arnold, project founder and coordinator

What: The project makes lap-size quilts (approx 40”x 60”) for breast cancer patients of Dr. Senecal. 

Volunteers are always needed for each phase of quiltmaking: selecting fabrics & patterns; cutting fabric; sewing blocks & assembling quilt tops; machine quilting; adding binding and labels. 

When: Work at home on your own time schedule using your own fabric or kits made from donated fabric, or come any time during the group sew-in on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 10-3ish. Bring your machine if you want to sew (extension cord/power strip recommended). Help also needed to iron, cut/trim blocks, sew labels.

Where:  United Methodist Church on Pioneer. Room rent is $2/per person.

How: Just show up at group sew-ins. Email carolarnoldgigharbor@gmail.com to get on mailing list for meeting notices. 

 

Pillowcases for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital 

Who: Diane Elliott, coordinator

What: Make pillowcases from 100% cotton children’s novelty fabrics. Each patient at Mary Bridge is given a pillowcase to cheer his/her stay at the hospital and to take home. Directions are available for making a durable case with French seams. 

You may use your own fabrics or sew from kits assembled by the group. 

When: Sew at home on your own time schedule, or meet for a group sew-in monthly at Diane’s house. 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10-12 (resumes in January 2019).

Space is limited, but if more than 6 are interested, a second space can be opened up.  No extra  machines are needed at this point.  Volunteers are welcome to drop in to socialize, work on kits & deliver cases made at home.

Where:  Diane Elliott’s home, 10405 50th St Ct NW, GH

How: Call or email Diane for more info. at mdelliott2@comcast.net

 

Quilts for CFSF (Community & Family Services Foundation)

Who: Jean-Ann Williamson, coordinator

What: CFSF is a non-profit organization that works with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to place children in foster homes. Their priority is caring for and supporting foster parents who, in turn, love and nurture the children in their care. CFSF has many locations throughout Washington and we'll be providing our quilts to the Port Orchard office.

When: Work on your own; no scheduled sew-ins at this time. 

Where: Pick up kits or quilts in various stages of construction at most guild meetings. Jean-Ann also accepts fully made quilts. 

How: Contact Jean-Ann at jafwilliamson@yahoo.com to deliver a quilt. If you leave one at the guild meeting, be sure your name is on it so Jean-Ann knows whom to thank.

 

NICU Quilts

Who: Corliss Lester

What: Will make quilts for preemies at St. Joe’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

When/Where/How: Just forming. Nothing decided yet. Contact Corliss if you’re interested. 

     SMALL GROUPS

EMBROIDERY:

  1st Tuesday of odd months 1:30-3

  meeting in different homes

IKBA ART QUILTS:  

  4TH Wednesday  1-3

  Agnus Dei Lutheran Church. 

  Cathy Stone, conveyor.    (full)

WOOLIES (WOOL APPLIQUÉ):  

  2nd MONDAY, 10-2.  (full)

HARBOR ART QUILTERS:

  3RD Wednesday, 1-3,

  meeting in different homes.  (full)

STITCH ART QUILTERS:  

  2ND Tuesday, 1:00.  (full)

Contact Anne Puckett if you would

like to start a new group.