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”x60”) 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.comto 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  50thSt Ct NW, GH

How: Call or email Diane for more info. 253-265-6410 or mdelliott2@comcast.net

 

Quilts for A Place Called Hope

Who:Jean-Ann Williamson, coordinator

What: A Place Called Hope is a local agency that places children, ages 0 to teens, in foster homes. The project makes quilts from crib to twin size for the kids. Twin size is in greatest need. 

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 253-303-1259 or jafwilliamson@yahoo.comto 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:Janet Larson

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

When/Where/How:Just forming. Nothing decided yet. Contact Janet 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.