Making Charity Quilts
Most quilt guilds make and donate charity quilts, and the Monadnock Quilters Guild is no exception. Our charity quilts are called “Cozy Covers,” and we have quite the production team to make them.
Each month, participants in the Block of the Month make two blocks: one to be raffled off to a winner, and one to be donated to Cozy Covers. Many times the winner of the raffle donates the blocks back to Cozy Covers.
Once a month, guild members gather to make quilts from the Block of the Month blocks. There is a core group of people who participate, but all members of the guild are welcome. They square blocks, lay out designs, and sew the blocks and tops together.
Of course, we haven’t been able to come together to make the quilts in recent months. As an alternative, members of the Cozy Covers committee are individually squaring the blocks and coming up with the layouts. The blocks are put into kits, and then distributed to members who are interested in working on projects at home.
I made a red, white, and blue quilt from a kit over the summer, and took another kit which has been sitting for a while on my sewing table. I need to get back to sewing, so I’m finally working on this pink and brown quilt.
There were 25 blocks in the kit, and I was instructed to lay them out 5×5. Some were duplicates, so I played with the arrangement of the blocks on my design wall.
Yay! It’s time to sit and sew. Hopefully I have some pink and brown fabrics for borders, and I can give the Cozy Covers group a finished top.
I’ll post again when I have the top together. In the meantime, Happy Sewing!