Community Outreach

Beginning in 2018 Community Giving and Education Outreach committees will begin working together to better use all of our resources.  In 2018 Community Giving will continue to collect quilts for Joppa and other agencies.  We will also be collecting toiletries and pop tabs, pillowcases and place mats.  Please bring any of these items to any meeting.  Child size quilts will also be collected and distributed in August after the State Fair Sew In.  A listing of these agencies will be posted later this year.

Working with the Quilt Show we will be collecting Quilts of Valor that will be presented during the Quilt Show.  Guidelines can be reached through the attached link.  Think patriotic and red white and blue!  Please follow along this year at meetings as quilts are shown and be willing to donate some of your time and skills to this worthwhile project.  Susie Martin will be spear heading this for the Quilt Show.

More information will be coming over the next few months.  So please check back.

Community Outreach:  Mary Franck and Carol Hendrick
Education Outreach:  Sharon Meisenheimer and Jill Reber


2018 Community Outreach Project: Quilts of Valor

We will be having a focus project on Quilts of Valor for 2018. There will be a large display and many presentations during our 2018 quilt show.

These quilts will be due at the July Meeting, so that the final planning can be completed in time for the show.

Please consider making one or more. This is great project for small groups. If you have a service member you would like recognized, please contact us.

For more details, download this pdf and stay tuned here and in the newsletter throughout the year.


Ongoing Community Outreach 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
Twin and Larger Quilts
Can Pull-Tabs
Veteran Quilts
Alzheimer's Association Quilt Donation
Fabric Donations
Supplies for Des Moines Public School Sewing Classes
Creative Vision
Kid's Classes
State Fair Sew-In
The Community Closet