Community Service Projects

Here are several ideas for community service.

NICU Blanket – Used as a soft sheet under the babies in incubators.
Size is approximately 18″x22″. Use 1⁄2 yard of flannel fabric for top & back. Cut in half and sew the two pieces together pillow case style. No batting is needed. Turn right side out and top stitch 1⁄2 inch along four sides. Can be pieced, but should all be flannel. A slightly larger blanket with a size of 20″x24″ can also be made.

Child Quilt – A good size is 36″x36″. Use 100% cotton fabric. Cut 25 six inch squares and arrange in 5 rows, 5 across. Cut and sew on 5 inch borders. Add batting and sew pillowcase style as above or sew together with traditional binding. This size needs machine quilting in the ditch or any design you prefer.

Lap Quilt – Not larger than 36” x 48”. It should be able to fit over a person sitting in wheelchair.

Knit or Crochet Patient Blankets – Size: 30″ x 40″ . For men and women, in cheerful neutral colors.

Fidget Blankets for Dementia Patients – Size: 8″ x 12″ . Items added to blanket must be sewn on. NO buttons or beads.

Adult Clothing Protector – Size: 18″ wide x 36″ high. Double-sided protector with velcro closure.

October Workshop

Crazy Pieced Pillow

Announcing a workshop! 

Hello fellow quilters. I hope you have had a great summer, and are ready to tackle some new projects. We have a workshop planned for October 12th (a Saturday) at the Mt Laurel Library. The project will be a 16 1⁄2 x 16 1⁄2 inch pillow top in a crazy quilt style. It’s easy for beginners with fun options for experienced quilters. For fabric, use a layer cake or use up some of your stash. This looks good in almost any fabric style. 

The picture is of a quilt top I made using this technique. As you can tell, it’s larger than the pillow, and I’ll give you the instructions at the workshop. 

There will be a fee of $10 to cover patterns and materials. Most of that will go to the Guild treasury. Hope to see you for a day of fun with fellow quilters. 

Janet Riddle 

Sign up. Workshop October 12 Mt. Laurel Library. 

Name……………………………………………………………………………………………….Paid…………….. Phone Number…………………………………………………email…………………………………………… 

Give or send to Janet Riddle, 475 Pelham Rd., Cherry Hill N.J. 08034 For more information : jmriddle@verizon.net
856-429-9051 

MAQ 2020 Challenge Guidelines

MAQ CHALLENGE 2019 -2020 MONOCHROMATIC (Having…..only one color) 

Use one color in as many shades as you wish. (light blue, med blue, dark blue, etc.) 

Use as many neutrals (black, white, gray) as you wish. 

Brown, tan, beige etc are colors for the purpose of this challenge. 

You may embellish so long as you do not introduce another color. (Gold and silver are colors) 

Prints must have only your color plus neutrals. A print may be shaded from light to dark so long as it is all the one color. 

Must use enough of your color to be recognizable immediately.
May be any size larger than 20” x 20”. (large quilts may be folded for display) Must be quilted, finished, and labeled with your name and the name of the quilt. Quilts are due at or before the January meeting. No exceptions.