The gift of giving is something quilters around the world are known for. Quilters are usually the first ones to donate a quilt to help someone who needs comfort and care in their lives. Our guild has been very generous helping local charities. From September 2019 to March 2020 a total of 46 quilts were made, 10 of these quilts went to Cornerstone Housing for Women.
This year 2020/2021, KQG will continue donating quilts to the Cornerstone Housing for Women, and in addition will donate quilts to the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice. The size of quilts the organizations have requested are as follows:
Cornerstone: twin size (54” x 90”)
Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice (any size)
Feel free to make any size you wish, lap size quilts are most commonly accepted by most charitable causes like Victoria’s Quilts and Quilts of Valour. You can also refer to our Quilties section if you are looking to make something small for a newborn.
Charity Blocks –
Tulip Block – Introduced January 2021 for Charity Sew Day
Background should be light blue – pattern is here
Square Cross – Introduced October 2020
Colour for Cross – Fabric A – Approx 9 x 11
From fabric A: cut 1 4 1/2″ square and 4 rectangles 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Background colour – Fabric B – approx 10 x 16
From fabric B: cut 4 4 1/2″ squares and 4 rectangles 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Sew one Fabric A rectangle to one Fabric B rectangle, press to dark side. Assemble rows as per photo, pressing towards square pieces.
2019/2020 blocks were the Northern Lights Block from Beth van Wyngaarden and 30’s Playtime from Moda.
Northern Lights Pattern is here
The Moda block is no longer on their website.