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
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.
Please label these items with the words Des Moines Schools
A Charity Closet is maintained with donations from Guild members and members of the community. Creekside Quilting continues to have a donation basket that enables people to donate to this closet. It provides the fabric for these projects as well as many others in the community:
Several Small groups went beyond the call with donations of fabric, time and talent. The Warren County Piece Makers made 100 large ready-to-quilt kits. The Binding Sisters made many yards of binding ready to attach to quilts. The Creative Vision Quilting Group donated the machines and tools needed for the Kids Classes and State Fair Sew-In.
Several companies also donated to the Education Committee Projects. They were Leo 9 Textiles (fabric), Creekside Quilting (50 two yard cuts) , Hobbs Batting Co.(batting), Metro Sales and Service (15 machines cleaned and serviced), Meredith Publishing (tops and fabric) , Piecework Quilt Shop (fabric) and Warm and Natural Co (batting).
Education is our goal and educating we have done in a big way. We all should be very proud of the lives touched by our projects.