Posted: 02 May 2017 ET
The Quilt Patch is committed to making quilts for children who need a security blanket for any reason. We support a number of community organizations which will make good use of the quilts and other comfy covers that we make and collect. Do something to make yourself feel warm and fuzzy this year and join us in several days of community service and sewing. Come for whatever time you have available. There is a job for everyone whether you are an accomplished sewer or not.
For those of you who wish to help but are unavailable to come and sew, we are happy to take any donated tops that need finishing
, especially those appropriate for pre-teen and older boys. If you are looking through your work space and see things you know you’ll never finish (and we all have them,) we can turn them into treasures. You may drop them off any time at the Quilt Patch. We also collect finished blankets, comforters and quilts for these good causes. Please mark your donations with your name and contact information. Please read the information below from Project Linus about blanket/quilt requirements.
If you have 100% cotton fabric in good condition that you would like to donate, please make an appointment to drop it off at the shop. We particularly need backing fabric (approx. 1 1⁄2 yds or larger pieces.) Sadly, we have had too many occasions when sewing rooms have been cleaned out and everything dropped at the QP. We have neither the time nor resources to sort through it and also find somewhere to donate what we cannot use. Our mission is to create quilts for children who need them and we hope that you understand that we need to limit what we can accept.
THURS, FRI, SAT 10am-4pm: AUG 30, SEPT 1, 2
WEDS, THURS, FRI 10am-4pm: DEC 27, 28, 29
Blanket Requirements for Project Linus: Approximate SIZES:
- Baby: 36”x36” (nothing smaller please – we can’t use them)
- Toddler: 40”x50”
- Child: 45”x60”
- Teen: 50”x72” and larger
Knitted or crocheted blankets/afghans: soft acrylic yarn or blend (NO WOOL please) A pattern and general instructions for eece blankets can be found on the Project Linus website. Click on Patterns