Many of you have asked if there are required measurements for the quilts so here they are:
- The Children's Home boy's cottage, prefers quilts approximately 60"x60".
- Astor Home prefers quilts approximately 50” X 80”.
- The veterans like a lap quilt approximately 60” square.
- The quilts donated to young children measure 36”, 40”, 42” up to 48” square. Baby/toddler quilts are meant to be “cuddle” quilts and should be no larger than a crib size quilt.
Recipient organizations include:
Astor Home for Children
Poughkeepsie Children's Home
Center for Prevention of Child Abuse
Hyde Park Homeless Shelter
Veterans' Administration at Castle Point Hospital
Community Quilts will be wrapping up the Wheelchair Quilts for Veterans at Castle Point this fall. It is my hope to deliver them on Veteran's Day. If you have any of these quilts in your possession, please see me at the September guild meeting. If you are not able to finish them at this time, please feel free to return them so that someone else can.
Community Quilts will meet on Thursday, September 20 at 10 AM at the barn. Our goals for this meeting are to sort through whatever quilts came in the night before, to sort and organize the many quilts that are in various stages of completion, and our supplies. Please bring your lunch. You can bring your machine as well, but chances are that there may not be much sewing this month.
I'd like to thank each and every one of you who take the time to support Community Quilts.
YOU make a difference in people's lives. - Holly