Great News! We were able to deliver 10 of the 20 requested quilts to the Astor Home for Children in Rhinebeck - we are halfway to our goal!
Many thanks to all who have contributed their time and talents to this effort. To finish our goal we have several quilt kits available for piecing as well as quilts ready for quilting and some that need binding. They will all be available at the June meeting. Please consider taking one to work on over the summer.
Our next bee will be Thursday, June 15 at 10:00 AM at the barn. 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.