Gwen Pennings , Vice President
Our guild members are very generous with their time, talents, and fabric stashes in making quilts and other quilted items for a variety of charities.
We have lots of opportunity for our guild members to quilt for charitable organizations in the 2017-2018 guild year. So get your sewing machines ready for action!
Little preemie quilts :: We plan to again provide little quilts for the babies in the Rich Little Special Care Nursery at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. Quilters: See the Making Preemie Quilts section of this page for information about making this special little quilts is provided . Preemie Quilt Photos
Holiday placemats :: We plan to again provide holiday placemats to the Arnprior Meals on Wheels programs that will be delivered with the Christmas meal. These placemats have Christmas themed fabric on one side and an interesting fabric on the other so the placemats can be used throughout the year. Between 20 and 30 placements will be needed. Size: Approximately 15” x 11”
Christmas Gift Bags :: We have been asked to provide Christmas gift bags to the Arnprior and District Food Bank for distribution in their Christmas parcels. Instructions for Making Drawstring Bags
Slab Block Quilts :: In early 2017 our guild members made "slab blocks" for quilts completed at the Canadian Quilters' Association's Big Quilt Bee. These 2,614 quilts were given to kids in Ronald McDonald House Charities across Canada in recognition of Canada's 150th birthday. We have been given some leftover slab blocks to use in quilts for other charities. The Canadian themed blocks will be for quilts donated to Quilts of Valour Canada, and others for Victoria's Quilts Canada. We will provide the batting and backing and we're looking for quilters to complete these quilts. Congratulations and thanks to all who made slab blocks for the Big Quilt Bee.
Wheelchair Lap Quilts & Bibs :: We'll make wheelchair lap quilts for the comfort of residents of The Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior. These lap quilts will feature velcro straps that attach to the chair arms. Kits that include some blocks, batting, and backing will be provided. We aim to make at least 15 wheelchair lap quilts. We'll also make bibs for the participants in the The Grove's Day Program. Target is 15 bibs. Instructions for Making Wheelchair Lap Quilts
Placemats :: We'll be making placemats for West Carleton seniors in the Fitzroy Harbour and Constance Bay areas. The placemats will be distributed along with freezer meals by the West Carleton Community Service Centres in affiliation with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC). We expect to make 10-12 of these placements.
-- Gwen Pennings
Check out our Blog for more information on our charitable endeavours.
Preemie Quilts: 19
Making Preemie Quilts
Use 100% cotton fabric
Flannel makes a soft, cozy backing
Size: 24” x 24”
Minimal quilting to keep the quilt soft.
Use cotton thread.
Batting is available at the guild meetings
See Instructions for more information.
Preemie Quilt Photos
Some of the lovely quilts awaiting donation. Click or tap a photo to view it in full.