Quilting For Others - Minnesota Quilters, Inc

Quilting For Others

Check the calendar for scheduled sewing days or work on any of these projects on your own.

Holiday Stockings

Making holiday stockings for Saint Josephs Children's Home is an annual service project for Minnesota Quilters. The stockings are made so that kids who have very little will have a brighter holiday. Stockings made for Saint Josephs can be brought to the Membership meetings (September - November) and to the Holiday Brunch in December. Click on the following link for the stocking pattern. http://www.mnquilt.org/documents/HolidayStockingPattern.pdf

 

Wheelchair Lap Quilts

We have been contacted by a nursing home who has 45 residents who don't get visitors, and get nothing at Christmas time.  So, we're making them wheelchair lap quilts.  The size should be approximately 36" x 36" (can be a bit bigger, but keep those wheels in mind!).  We have many kits if you can pick one up at the MQ meetings, or you can make one on your own.  Sometimes we need someone to do the quilting on the lap quilts – doesn't need to be anything fancy.  We want to deliver the quilts by Christmas.

 

Placemats

Minnesota Quilters Quilting For Others will be making and giving Placemats to programs in Minnesota. Gudrun Erla has a quick tutorial for making placements. Click on the link for the tutorial. http://gudrun.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/06/blog-hopperswelcome.html

Please make them in Red/White/Blue or a Summer theme.

Placemats may be brought to Minnesota Quilter's monthly meetings or be brought to the Quilt Show and left at the Minnesota Quilters Board Table.

Heartstring Quilts

These Heartstrings quilts are donated to the Harriet Tubman's Women's Shelter. They are a great way to use up your scraps. You don't have to make an entire quilt if you don't want to, just make some blocks. Pick up the muslin squares and red center strips at any MQ meeting, add your own scraps, and return the completed squares to another MQ meeting.

Heart String Quilt Block Directions:
  • 10 inch Muslin Square
  • (1) 2 1/2 inch x 15 1/2 inch Red Strip placed diagonally from one corner to another.
  • Add strips of fabric to either side of the center strip.
  • Trim to 9 1/2 inches.

* We generally make these quilts 8 blocks wide x 10 blocks high and use 1/2 inch seam allowance to join the blocks to make it easier to press them open.

Heartstrings Quilt Pattern

Ongoing Needs for this project:

Quilt backs 80 x 100 inches (backs can be pieced backs, or a donation of 6 yards of fabric).
Red fat quarters (9 strips for the Heart String Blocks can be cut from a fat quarter). 3 Yards of red fabric (will make enough strips for a twin quilt).
Muslin - 3 1/2 yards are needed for each twin quilt. 25 yards @ $1.99 a yard (a bolt) with a Joann's 40% off coupon would cost $33.
Twin quilt tops (do you have an extra quilt top in your studio?)
Long-armers willing to quilt the quilts.
Batting for the twin quilts (in a size that will equal 80 x 100 inches).

Baby Quilts

Minnesota Quilters members make baby quilts that are donated to the Minnesota Visiting Nurses Program.

Any design suitable for a baby is fine.

Recommended baby quilts size 45 x 45 inches. A quilt this size can be used a play mat or used by parents to cover a child in a stroller during Minnesota's long winters. The quilt will cover the child and not drag under the wheels of the stroller when using public transportation.

Donations of batting for baby quilts are welcome!

Updated 16 September, 2017