One of our monthly meetings is devoted to the making of children's quilts. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 9:30 in Choral Hall at University Baptist Church. We have a large closet of fabric and batting, cutting mats and cutters, irons and ironing boards and other supplies; we bring our own sewing machines. About 20 quilters meet each month to work together; many others work at home and donate the quilts they have made.
Dorothy and Mary Nell
Betty helping Debbie
Joyce and Renee
Minnie and Joyce
Wanda and David
Doris bringing in quilts
Elaine and Lois adding bindings
Elvia and Debbie
At our July and December luncheon meetings we invite representatives from various agencies to receive the quilts. In July we encourage all members to bring in a quilt for our Parade of Children's Quilts. We like to hear how the quilts are used to bring cheer to a frightened or sick child. This is why we do this!
Firemen receiving quilts
Parade of Children's Quilts
SIZE GUIDELINES: If you want to complete quilts at home to donate, we can give any size you make.
If you make a top and bring it in for batting and backing and quilting, please use these measurements in order to make the most efficient use of our batting and backing fabrics:
Minimum size for tops: 40" x 40"
Maximim size for tops: 54" x 70"
We have also given quilts to the Mississippi Veterans Home in Collins. These need to be large enough for a twin-size bed.