Deborah and Jennifer are the new Charity Coordinators for 2012. They are starting their work early with the following message:

Hi fellow guild members- Deborah and Jennifer here!

We are excited to be the guild’s Charity Coordinators. Our mission is to raise awareness about the different charitable organizations in the Bay Area that are in need of donation quilts, and to increase participation in charity quilting within the guild.

At the moment, we’re still in the planning stage of challenges and projects for the coming year, but we’ve already got some fun ideas kicking around. We’d also love to have your input.

  • Have a favorite charity?
  • Ideas for challenges or activities?
  • Patterns that work well for charity? Please let us know!

We know there’s a lot going on in December- the Secret Swap, the Heirloom Challenge, and personal projects you may have for the holidays. Because of this, we’re waiting to officially kick things off in January at the regular meeting and at Sew Day.

That said, we are always in need of fabric and batting for the charity quilts we’ll be making this year as a guild. If you have any of the following, please bring them to the December meeting, where we’ll have a collection bin:

  • orphan block
  • fabric scraps 2.5″ x 2.5″or larger
  • large pieces of unwanted fabric for quilt backing
  • batting scraps 5″ x 10″ or larger (“Warm & White” or “Warm & Natural” only as these will be pieced together)
  • new bags of batting
  • quilt tops or partially completed projects

Remember: Amanda also takes scraps, no matter how small, to fill the cat beds that she makes and donates, so bring whatever scraps you have laying around.

Hope you had a safe and happy Thanksgiving,

Deborah and Jennifer

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The blog will be happy to feature, or link to, charity quiltmaking projects that you are working on individually or with other groups. ~Jaye