Charity Quilt Information

Head Start Quilts should be approximately 36" x 42" - use children's fabrics in fun, bright colors.

Simple baby bibs are welcome at Our Mother's House. These can be brought to the Community Service table at guild meetings or by contacting the Community Service committee.

Hospice quilts should be lap sized - approximately 36" x 36" - these will be used for men and women so the fabrics should be for adults, but don't mix "male" and "female" type fabrics.

Signature quilts for Hospice veterans should be lap sized - 36" x 36" - and they should be red, white & blue. They are given to veterans in a "Pinning Ceremony" conducted by the VFW.

Occasionally, Hospice needs twin-sized red, white, and blue quilts. They keep one in each facility, to be used when a veteran dies. The body is covered with the quilt to transport it to the funeral home, then the quilt is returned to Hospice.

Your fabric and batting scraps are useful in filling dog beds for the Humane Society.  Bring them to Dawn Moore at any guild function.

If you have questions, please contact Ginny Cole or Diane Kendall, or send an email to: communityservice@vaqg.org .

Read an interesting article entitled "Safe Batting Choices for Baby and Invalid Quilts, published in "On Track!" - a magazine for long-arm quilters. It is a very informative article about the best choices to make to ensure that your quilts are as flame retardant as possible. Click HERE for article.