Community Giving

Community giving activities are strong in our guild. We are an organization of giving and caring members. We touch many lives with contributions made from our hands and hearts.

Terry Holt & Jane Barnes, Co-Chairs

Dorothy’s House Project

This year, 2016, Community Service will be focused on the non-profit program provided by Dorothy’s House. This program serves young women from elementary age to early twenties who have been removed from the sexual trafficking trade in Iowa. These females live at the house from 6 to 24 months. The program provides rehabilitation services in four areas: physical health, emotional stability, spiritual guidance, and life coping skills.

We are asking for twin size quilts (approximately 68 by 84) for each person, preferably in bright colors and patterns.
If you donate a quilt specifically for this project please identify it when you turn it into Community Giving.

Other 2016 Projects


We are again asking for placemats for Meals-on Wheels.  We have contacted Polk and neighboring counties who have homes for around 1000 placemats.  So you know what to do with your scraps, quilters!


We will occasionally have some kits available or you can supply your own fabric to make pillowcases.

Des Moines Public School Sewing Classes need supplies:

  • 2 3/4 yd lengths of fabric (flannel or cotton) for pajama pants projects
  • 1 yd and 1/3 yd contrasting fabrics for middle school projects
  • 1/2″ wide ribbon
  • Knit, cotton and fashion fabrics in any size other than scraps
  • Interfacing
  • Insulbrite
  • Notions — zippers, thread, buttons, elastic, etc.

Please label these items with the words Des Moines Schools


Ongoing Community Giving Programs

For our new members and a helpful reminder for those who have been active, listed below are our projects and where items will be donated this year:

Crib and Lap Quilts

ChildServe at Woodland Center. Help for children with special health care needs. Also the Linus Project.

Twin & Larger Quilts

Twin-size quilts are needed for the YMCA Supportive Campus. The program provides housing and supportive services to single men and women as they transition from being homeless to being self-supportive members of our community. 

Can Pull-Tabs

Ronald McDonald House


Travel size or larger toiletries are brought to Local shelters

Veteran quilts

Large lap quilt or bed-size quilts for the Community Living Center at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Des Moines

Quilt Donation

Annually we donate a quilt to Alzheimer’s Association for their fundraiser

Fabric Donations

We encourage donations of 100% cotton fabrics and batting suitable for machine quilting. Please contact one of us or bring the fabric to a guild meeting.