Kids Quilts

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kids quiltsAPRIL 2017

Two more months to go before a new Kids Quilts Committee takes over.   The current committee knows you will wholeheartedly support the new crew.  We could not have done our job well without your enthusiastic support.  We look forward to lending a hand when they take over in July.

Thanks go to Gail Pickett for donating four kids quilts at the April meeting.

See everyone at the May Guild meeting.

The Kids Quilt Committee.

March 2017

Terry Moody, the representative from the Domestic Abuse Center attended our March meeting.
After a speech thanking the guild for everything that has been done by the guild members for the DAC, she took away 20 kids quilts.  The quilts were donated by: Sandy Jackson, Betty Dix,
Gail Pickett, Diana Capaldi, Ann Congdon and several anonymous donors.  Please sign up when
you drop off a quilt.       Thank you all!

After June there will be a new commitee taking over  Kids Quilts.  The present Kids Quilts group certainly have enjoyed working with the guild members to produce a huge number of quilts over the years.  We know the new people of Kids Quilts will have the same satisfaction we have had working together on the committee.  In the meantime we will be bringing new kits for you to choose from and finish as usual

See you all in April.

The Kids Quilt Committee.

February 2017

57 varieties!  That is the number of special quilts that were turned in from the January Sew-in during the February Guild meeting.  There are too many members to name here this time, so thanks go to everyone who participated.  What a great effort!

The Guild has received a letter of appreciation from the CEO(Dolly Wideman-Scott) of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County for quilts and items from the agency’s wish list.

“Our mission is to provide intervention, programs, outreach and advocacy to prevent, reduce,
and remedy domestic violence in Chester County.  Thank you for helping to make this mission a reality.  With sincere appreciation,”   Dolly Wideman-Scott, CEO

The Kids Quilt Committee

BACKGROUND ON THE PROGRAM:

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCC) – “Kids Quilts”

All members are asked to create at least one “Kids Quilt” a year to be donated to the DVCC to be gifted to each child in their program.

Every month the members of the Guild astonish us with their creativity and dedication to this initiative.  Finished quilts are welcome as well as fabric donations that may be appropriate for children’s quilts.  Large pieces of more than a yard are especially useful for backings.

Kids Quilt Kit assemblykid_under_quilt

The most common kit contains 48 eight-inch squares and a back.  Batting is provided separately.

1. Sew squares together using half-inch seams, eight rows of six squares each.
2. Assemble the quilt layers as follows:
a. layout batting – then quilt backing face up – then quilt top face down.
b. sew around the edge using a half-inch seam – leave a twelve inch opening for turning.
c. machine baste the batting to the backing along the twelve-inch opening. Trim seam allowance.
d. Turn through opening so that top and backing are on the outside with right sides facing out.
e. slip stitch opening closed
3. Top stitch around the edge, one-half to three-quarters inch from the edge.
4. Machine quilt in the ditch along all seams or use your own design. Alternately, tie all corners and the center of each square.

The Kid’s Quilt committee is also creating many different kinds of quilts to make the sewing interesting and provide more variety in the quilts.  Sewing these quilts is also a great opportunity to test and practice your quilting skills.  If you have questions please contact Edith Shooster and Lorna Milano

Below are pictures of some of the kid’s quilts donated at our last meeting.