** Sizes of cut fabrics needed for Community Quilts**

10", 6 1/2 ", 5", 4 1/2", 4", 3 1/2", 3" and 2 1/2" squares

If you've got scraps you'd like to contribute to Community Quilts, please cut to the sizes above.

 

 

Our community service committee creates, collects and distributes quilts to those in need.  We accept donations of fabric, blocks, quilt tops, and finished quilts, and have donated many quilts and walker bags to charitable organizations as well as to individual members of the community.  Our quilts are mostly scrappy and are a smaller lap size, but donations of larger quilts will be sure to find a good home.

During the year, we provide kits for members who want to complete a project at home.  This allows our quilters to contribute to community service in a variety of ways.  The kits may contain fabric to be cut into squares or strips, pieces to be sewn into quilt blocks, quilt blocks to be sewn into quilt tops, or quilts that need binding. 

We also have sew-in workshops about three times a year after our regular meeting, at which time we may sort and cut fabrics, sew blocks, arrange blocks into attractive designs for tops and stitch tops together.  All this includes a generous amount of talking, laughing and sharing. 

Some recipients of our quilts to date include:  Crosswinds Youth Services, Devereux Foundation, Hacienda Girls Ranch, Vitas, as well as victims of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi,  chemotherapy patients, and several other individuals.

It is our goal to continue with this outreach to our community, and hopefully, to expand our base of recipients. 

Our goal for 2012 was to make quilts for the benefit of those individuals on the waiting list for Meals on Wheels.  We successfully completed and delivered 66 quilts.  Everyone on the list was able to receive a quilt.

Here are some pictures from our Rocket Quilters Olympics.  We had a lot of fun and helped give a boost to our Meals on Wheels project.

RQ Olympics

Currently we have a beautiful quilt that members may hope to win.  The proceeds from ticket sales help pay for batting and other supplies needed to complete our community quilt projects.

Here are pictures from the United Way Facebook page that show several of the quilts our guild donated.

United Way

 Here are pictures of some of our "cut ups".

 Community quilts

 Here is a picture of a new pattern we are using for our 2014 community quilts.

Community Quilts

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