Soldier quilts should be approximately 50 x 60 and are given to Cindy olson. She will make sure they are delivered to the appropriate place. Color is not important but red, white and blue is great…
Service quilts are approximately 60x80 and Sandy Hartl is in charge of their delivery. These are basically the ones that we have packages of 6" squares cut and waiting for you to take a package home to sew. These quilts go various places such as the Freedom House, Red Cross, etc. Please see below for other square sizes and how many are needed to make a service quilt.
- 6” squares (165) 11 x 15 = 60.5” x 82.5”
- 5.5” squares (192) 12 x 16 = 60” x 80”
- 5” squares (252) 14 x 18 = 63” x 81”
- 4.5” squares (391) 15 x 20 = 60” x 80”
- 4” squares (391) 17 x 23 = 59.5” x 80.5”
- 3.5” squares (540) 20 x 27 = 60.5” x 81.5”
Comfort quilts are approximately 45" x 60" and Joyce Shackelford is in charge of their distribution. They mainly go to St. Vincent Hospital Pediatrics ward and to Brown County Social Services.
Aurora Hospice. The dimensions are 36 x 36 inches, or 36 x 40 inches. These quilts work well for people in wheel chairs.
These are ongoing projects and it is the desire that every member makes at least one quilt in any or all of the above categories. The need is great and every quilt that we can make and donate to these worthwhile places is well worth the time spent.
Any questions you can give Cindy, Joyce or Sandy a call. They will be very happy to answer any other questions.
Although all donations of fabric is good, we can only accept cotton fabric that is clean and is free of all odors.
We have various days throughout the year for a working bee making quilts. Watch the newsletter for sewing days. Any pattern is acceptable.