Community Quilts will meet on Thursday July 20 and Thursday August 17 from 10-2 at Liz's Barn. Bring your sewing machine and lunch. All are welcome.
Hope to see you there!
Community Quilts meets aproximately once a month, traditionally during the warmer months at Liz' barn. This year we are planning to also meet during the colder months at an alternate site. Our meetings run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and include a brown bag lunch break (bring your own). We work on quilts that are donated to charity. Some of the organizations that we have donated to include: Children's Home of Poughkeepsie, Carenet, Astor Home for Children, the Veteran's Administration at Castle Point, and Center for Prevention of Child Abuse. All are welcome to come to the bees to either help for the day, or on a more long-term basis. If you cannot make a bee, please consider working on a quilt kit that will be prepared for you and available at the regular guild meetings. The dates for the Bee's are listed in the FDQ Calendar.
Many of you have asked if there are required measurements for the quilts so here they are:
Our focus this year, 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. Generally the baby/toddler quilts are meant to be “cuddle” quilts and should be no larger than a crib size quilt.