Community Quilts

Guild members are encouraged to make twin-size and child-size quilts for our various donation locations: area nursing homes, shelters, Project Linus, and Quilts of Valor.

When planning your quilts for the shelter think children: please use batting and either tie or machine quilt. And if you want, please put a read heart on it.

For the nursing homes: please plan for an adult, both male and female. NO batting, NO heart!!! Just a top and a backing of light weight corduroy or flannel. The size should be about 36″ – 38″ wide and about 48″ long. Not too wide because they can get caught in the wheelchair wheels.

For Quilt of Valor quilts:
“The recommended size of a Quilt of Valor is 60″ x 80″; it must be a minimum of 55″ x 65″ and maximum of 72″ x 90.
The Quilt consists of a top, batting, and backing. It must be machine or hand quilted. A tied quilt is not acceptable for a Quilt of Valor.”
The above QOV information is from the link below. You will also find free pattern ideas at this link.

We also make wheelchair pockets and walker pockets for local nursing homes.

All guild members are encouraged to help make these items. You can bring your quilts and other items to a guild meeting or make arrangements with Willow Olson, our Community Quilts chairperson.
Check your newsletter or the Guild calendar link for upcoming meeting dates!
Click on the links below for instructions for making walker and wheelchair pockets.

Click the link for instructions for our Shoo-Fly Block! shoo fly.pdf

Click the link for the Patience Corner Block! Patience_corner001