Quilters can never get enough of a good thing. Every year, we at the Thumbstall Quilt Guild use our quilting passion for many worthwhile causes.
Our Charity Quilt Chairperson chooses a pattern and the members donate their time and fabric to make quilt blocks and assemble them. A charity is chosen and that charity raffles the quit. This year the March of Dimes will be the recipient of our charity quilt.
Louise McFadden is heading up the committee to make the this year’s quilt. She has chosen a kaleidoscope pattern of blues and yellows. The trick to this block is to press the seams open as the triangles are sewn together.
I think this combination is a winner. As a matter of fact, when I took a turn as Charity Chairperson in 2004, I chose he pattern Let the Sunshine In by Tone Haugen-Cogborn from Quilter’s Newsletter December 2002. It also featured a blue and yellow pallette. What a cheerful quilt!
In addition to the Charity Quilt the Guild participates in other smaller charity projects throughout the year. One such project was completed this past week we gathered at Patchwork Plus in Marcellus, NY to make receiving blankets and isolette covers for Crouse Irving’s Neo-Natal Unit. With a grant from the Quilters Consortium of New York State and donations from Guild members we were able to finish 39 receiving blankets and 8 isolette covers.
It is such fun to belong to a guild that is actively involved in a variety of projects.
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