Most months of the year, the Quilters on the Rock guild holds workshops to gather and work on charity quilts, or general sit and sews. These are opportunities to get to know your fellow guild members a bit better, and cut/sew/design in a group setting. All skill levels are welcome.
Workshops are held at the regular meeting place, the Methodist Church, 608 N Main Street in Coupeville. Usually noon to 5 p.m.
Currently, our charity quilts are given to the MAC unit at Whidbey General, to the CADA childrens program on the island, American Hero Quilts, Seattle Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit, and just recently to WIC (Women Infants and Children program) and OC (Opportunity Council). We also made quite a few quilts for Ryan’s House when it opened up. We also have a special program to make dog and cat beds for WAIF and now for shelters which take in cats and dogs from natural disasters.
- American Hero Quilts — approximately 63″ x 87″, no flannel or metallics. There are kits pre-made with all the fabric cut and a pattern included. Get them at the meetings.
- WAIF beds — approximately 18″ x 18″ to approximately 24″ x 24″
(these are fabric or upholstery sacs stuffed with small fabric and batting scraps – in overall sizes and thicknesses which can be put into a regular washing machine — or they can be ‘regular’ quilts in these sizes)
- shelter beds — 12″ x 18″ to 18″ x 18″ (sturdily made with nothing cat or dog claws can catch or any embellishments which can be chewed off)
- MAC unit quilts — approximately 45″ x 60″
- WIC quilts — baby throws to twin bed sized (63″ x 87″)
- OC quilts — only twin bed sized (63″ x 87″)
- Child Services — twin bed size down to crib sized
- NICU — approximately 24″ on one side, rectangular, to cover the crib
Ryan’s House quilts are not being made at this time, until another major need is communicated to the guild. They were 90″ x 90″, earth tones (avoid flowery or overly masculine) and lap sized throws, for couch sitting.
An American Hero Quilt top being shown in Show-and-Tell.
The photo shows a donation to the director of Ryan’s House, along with the QOR coordinator for this effort, Connie D. (on the left)