Service Quilts

If you have yard pieces of fabric:

Baby Quilt  (Easy)

1 pattern

If you have strips of fabric:

Baby Quilt  (Easy)

coming soon....

If you have fat quarters of fabric:

Baby Quilt  (Easy)

coming soon....

If you have squares of fabric:

Baby Quilt  (Easy)

coming soon....

{Donation Items}

Are you doing spring cleaning, just trying to get more organized, or just like giving?

Make a connection with someone who wants what you no longer want to keep! Sarah Yorgason is this year's service chair and wants to help you make a connection.

Help a local home ec teacher              (coming soon)

Organizations or causes that take supplies and/or service sewing

 

UVQG - We can use cotton fabric or batting for charitable projects, as well as help enveloping, tying or machine quilting.

This year's recipients include Welcome Baby and Habitat for Humanity. 

Contact Sarah if you want to donate materials or if you need supplies to make a charity quilt. Sign up via spreadsheet coming soon.

{sarah.yorgason@gmail.com}

Strip Tango

by My Quilt Infatuation

This month's featured charity quilt idea.

You'll need at least 9 FQ for this quilt.

Trim your fat quarters to 20.5 inches. Then from each fat quarter, cut four strips, 4.5 x 20.5 inches for a total of 36 strips.

{Service Day}

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

We will have a few locations available for you to meet together in small groups to work together on charity quilts or you can help from the comfort of your own home.

Sarah Yorgason is our service chair this year. We are in the process of setting up a spreadsheet where you can let her know if you have items to donate, or need materials. Please let her know if you want to sponsor hosting one of the group meetings.

We also hope to meet and share via zoom at some point in the afternoon.

Sarah's article in Feb newsletter:

 

I am so excited to help focus our service efforts for the guild this year! I spent much of last year going through my sewing room and sending stuff to other places where it can be better used. Throughout the year I will spotlight a new organization and ways we can help with projects or with supply donations.

 

We will continue to help with the Baby your Baby project. They currently have only a two month supply of baby blankets! 

For now, can you please go through your sewing spaces and find any unfinished service projects from the guild and work on them? If you are no longer able to commit time to those projects, let me know and I will come get them so someone else can finish them up.

 

I know many of you also organize and clear out your spaces at the beginning of the year. I am happy to come get your unwanted sewing supplies. You can text me for my address if you would rather bring them yourself.

 

Each month I will feature a pattern that will be suitable for a donation quilt. If you have a favorite charity quilt pattern, send me the information so I can share it.

Sarah.yorgason@gmail.com 435-315-7632

{Pillowcase}

 

Basic:  A standard size pillowcase can be made from one yard of cotton fabric, 42-44" wide.

Square up both cut ends of fabric. Open fabric and place in front of you, print side face down with cut ends along top and bottom. Fold top edge down 1/2" and press. Then fold the top edge over another 4" and press in place. Open up both pressed hems. Turn fabric over with right side up. With hems still at the top fold the entire piece in half by folding the left side over onto the right side, right sides together. Sew along the right edges (selvedges) and along the bottom using about a 1/2" seam allowance. Raw bottom edge can be serged or zigzagged if desired. Now fold the previously pressed 1/2" and 4" hems back in place. Stitch the hem down to the body of the pillowcase about 1/8" from the edge. Turn the pillowcase right side out, poke corners out and press flat.

Many other instructions online.

Pillowcase with cuff and trim (free pattern): Nancy's Notions

The popular Hot Dog or Burrito Style Method has the same look, but easier method: All People Quilt (can add small trim piece)

Or make it even fancier with extra piecing or applique.

Some of our quilt members hard at work at the April 2016 Service Day held at the Courtyard at Jamestown Square.