Community Quilts

The Cranbrook Quilters' Guild provides quilts for community needs as they arise. 

Currently, quilts are donated locally to:

    • Oncology Department, EKRH

    • Maternity Department, EKRH

    • Pediatric Department, EKRH

    • Transition House

    • Better Babies

    • Friends of Children

 

Past projects include: making placemats for the Meals-on-Wheels program (2008); making bereavement bags for the Emergency Department of EKRH (2010); and making pillow cases for The Oncology Department of EKRH (2016-2017). The guild also contributed quilts to the Rock Creek fire aid, the High River flood aid and the Fort McMurray fire aid.


Guild members are encouraged to contribute to the Community Quilts program by:

    • making one quilt per year

    • volunteering to bind or machine quilt some of the quilt tops

    • joining the group on Tuesday mornings to hand-quilt

    • joining the group on Wednesday evening to sew, bind, or whatever is needed

    • or joining in other similar projects.

 

Guidelines for donations to the Community Quilt Committee:

Please follow the guidelines for quilt sizes.

The guidelines for quilt sizes are:

          Baby size          48"  X  54"

          Child size          60"  X  72"

          Lap size            54"  X  68"

          Twin size           60"  X  84"

          Double size       80"  X  88"

The quilt needs to be quilted with a maximum 5 inch spacing.

No buttons or beads please as they can be a choking hazard.

As all quilts are donated anonymously, a Cranbrook Quilt Guild label is to be sewn on the back of each quilt.

We would like to have you display your quilt the evening you donate it. We will set up a table for that purpose.

 

Members may get a panel to use in creating a quilt from the Community Quilt Coordinator or create a quilt from their own stash or the guilds' stash. Members may select stash fabric at any meeting or on Tuesday morning. Panels are purchased by the Community Quilt Coordinator.  Polyester batting is also available for community quilts.

   

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