All quilts we do for Community Service need to have a “made especially for you by The Lebanon Quilters Guild” label on them. You can pick up these labels any month from Laura Shephens at the Community Service table.
Ongoing community service projects:
1. DVI (Domestic Violence Intervention) Quilts:
Our guild has been donating quilts to DVI for the last 20+ years, averaging approximately 100 quilts/year. We usually have a workshop every April but accept quilts all year long. You can make any pattern you choose in any colors you choose. We ask that the quilts be approximately 45”x60” for children, and if you are so inclined, in recent years we find the Mom’s are using them as well. Adult lap quilts approximately 50″x70″ or thereabouts are just fine.
If you need an easy pattern to make a DVI quilt perfect for boys or girls, please find:
1. A very simple one HERE
2. NINE very simple 3 yard quilt patterns HERE
3. Here’s a very easy pattern from project Linus. The Spectacle Quilt
2. Pillow Case Project:
Our guild has been making pillowcases for Pediatric Oncology at the Hershey Medical Center for about 5 years now. In that time, not counting the donations we get from shops and other guilds, we have donated just over 10,000 cases. This is something to be proud of–bringing a small amount of joy to children with serious medical problems.
A YouTube video to make a pillowcase with enclosed seams can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYWCma9wgM&t=337s
Instructions to make a pillowcase with enclosed seams can be found here: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/
Washed Pillowcase Tags: washed pillowcase tags
3. Placemat Project:
We will be making individual placemats (sets not required) for Meals on Wheels in Lebanon County. We need approximately 275 placemats for the year.
1. Quilt As You Go Placemats:
2.Placemats using Fat Quarters:
Please keep scrolling down to find all the directions.
For Cornwall Manor:
neck warmer: http://relache.squidoo.com/heated-neck-warmer
hanging kitchen towels w/fabric or knit/crochettop:http://sewing.about.com/od/homedecprojects/ss/tieonhangtowel.htm
Kitchen Boas: What is a Kitchen Boa? It’s a towel, a potholder, and a fashion statement! These versatile and oh-so-cute towels that you wear around your neck like a boa have so many uses in the kitchen! https://sew4home.com/projects/kitchen-linens/wear-%E2%80%99n%E2%80%99-wipe-kitchen-towel-scarf
Potholders: Everybody needs them. Why not make them cute. Check on Pinterest or here are a few simple patterns: https://radianthomestudio.com/how-to-sew-a-simple-potholder/
25 Free Potholder Patterns: https://www.allfreesewing.com/Dining-and-Kitchen/10-Kitchen-Projects-How-to-Make-Potholders
Shoulder/Back Rice bags: https://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/2014/12/16/diy-heating-pad-for-shoulders-and-neck
From Sally Renda: **WORD document attached to this email.