The guild works on a variety of activities throughout the year. We often gather for "Sit and Sew" quilting bees to work on quilts for charitable purposes. Through the generosity of members' time and talent, several stacks of quilts have been sewn.
2019 Charity Quilts
We are looking for more children's quilts this year!
2019 - 2020 DONATED TO DATE
Berkshire South Community Center
Elizabeth Freeman Domestic Shelter
8 quilts: 5 children, 3 adult
18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children & Families, Pittsfield)
11 quilts: 3 children, 9 adult
Community Health Program (CHP), Great Barrington
18 quilts: 7 children, 11 adult
Adult lap quilts usually measure about 36" by 48"
Children's quilts can measure about 36" square to from 32" - 36" by 40" if rectangular.
We will accept any size quilt. For example, a good size for a wheelchair quilt is 26' by 36".
Labels for quilts are attached to kits and are available at meetings from Trish R., the Committee Chair. Quilters may also obtain labels for charity quilts they have made using their own materials. We ask quilters to put their initials on the the label with a fabric pen and you can see Trish for that too. Trish also welcomes
suggestions of places the Guild could consider for future quilt donations.
In October 2014, and again in February 2015 many members participated in "Midnight Madness" where pillowcases were made to be delivered to summer camps in the Spring. Many kits were put together so members who wish to take part but were unable to attend "Midnight Madness" can make pillowcases at home. Kits can be obtained from Trish. And if you wish to make pillowcases using your own fabric the pattern can be found in the pattern section below.