Charity Quilts

Charity Quilts – 2016

The Community Project Chairperson is responsible for the selection of the recipient charities which is subject to the board and/or membership approval, and will serve as liaison and contact person with the charities.

The Community Project Chairperson will maintain and update a record of quilts donated by the members throughout the year. In order to receive credit, members will turn in their donated quilts to the Community Project Chairperson or committee and may indicate which guild supported charity the quilt was made for.

Labels identifying that the quilts were made by Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon will be sewn on the back of our charity quilts.

We are making quilts for:

Brandon Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
NICU quilts are:  36 inches by 36 inches

Joshua House
Lap size quilts are:  42 inches by 42 inches

Kid’s Place
Twin size quilts are:  42 inches by 72 inches

Remember the ages of the children run from newborn to teenagers.

Things to remember when making your quilt for children:

  • Do not use micro filament thread to quilt
  • Remember to use bright color or kid theme printed fabric of cotton or flannel
  • NICU prefers the quilt to be quilted not tied but will accept those that are tied
  • Make sure binding is fully attached on both sides of the quilt

Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF)
QOVF quilts are:  55 inches by 65 inches or
36 inches by 50 inches, for wheelchairs

For rules on QOVF quilts refer to their web site:

http://www.qovf.org/

(Appendix E.1 QOV Construction Quick Reference Guide)

Before handing in your quilt, please wash them in detergent that is Free of Dyes and Perfumes. Make sure your quilt is free of loose and end threads.