Challenge Quilts for 2019-20
Christmas Charity Quilt Project
I took a tour of the homeless shelter in Hanover. This is a self-supporting shelter, so they do not receive any state funding and depend solely on donations. This is a working shelter, and that means to stay there you must get a job. A background check is required before coming to this facility. You may live at this shelter for 3 months. The shelter houses 12 men, 12 women and 2 family rooms. This past year 285 people went through the shelter and 43 were children.
I would like us to make quilts for the shelter this year. All beds are twin size bunk beds, with one toddler bed and one pack and play. Throw size would also be acceptable. If you would like to make pillow cases for the children that would be fine as well. I am asking that the pillow cases be fun, coordinating, kid friendly fabrics, and that the quilts be made from quilt shop quality fabrics. Our charity quilts should be of same quality you would be proud to give as a gift. I will contact a batting company to see if they will donate battings for this project. This will be due for our December meeting and delivered early December. I have a bin of 2 ½” strips I would love to share if you do not have anything in your stash you are willing to use. There are many patterns that use 2 ½” strips that are easy and make beautiful scrappy quilts.
Here’s a pattern for an easy charity quilt.
Due March 2020
The theme for this year’s challenge quilt will be Making a Grand Entrance. You may interrupt this any way you like as it has many possibilities. My first thought was a door, as there are many interesting doors. You may see one on your vacation that inspires you. However, you may interrupt this theme any way you like.
1. 20” x 20”
2. Must have a hanging sleeve (these will be hanging at the 2020 quilt show)
3. Must have a label: name, address, phone #, Theme and you may also give your quilt a name if you like.
Questions: contact Susan Kappes
These are the stocking directions from last year, if anyone wants to also make a Christmas stocking